Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starts making the rounds on Capitol Hill

Leroy Wright
July 11, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Trump he believes Kethledge and Hardiman might be easier for the Senate to confirm than either Kavanaugh or Barrett, The New York times reported, citing Republican officials briefed on the conversations.

Another Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, on Sunday assailed Trump's reliance on a list of potential nominees endorsed by the conservative Federalist Society. He is among the best and brightest jurists on the appellate courts with a reputation of being fair and impartial in his decisions. "Over the coming weeks I will review his judicial record while also ensuring that Judge Kavanaugh will approach each case on its merits and follow the law as it is written".

The nomination is Trump's second to the nation's highest court, a rare presidential privilege that could seal a key part of Trump's legacy less than two years into his first term.

The fact that the president chose another conservative justice is more important than the name of that justice.

Casey faces Republican Lou Barletta, who was endorsed by President Trump about three months before the state's primary election this past May. Trump has been struggling with Kavanaugh's association with the Bush family, however, an issue the Post calls the "Bush factor". He pressed Republicans to use their own standard for Elena Kagan, now a Supreme Court Justice nominated by former President Barack Obama.

The group started advertising after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.

But Kavanaugh's nomination has triggered consternation among pro-choice progressives who have viewed him as a threat to abortion rights.

"Well, it's still - let's say it's the four people". He's urging people to make their voices heard, an indirect reference to voicing their objections to senators.

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"Judge Kavanaugh is a relatively young man, so he's going to be on the court for quite a long time, maybe 20 or 30 years", says Macias.

They were aiming for Tuesday, and they won't make it: The Trump administration will miss a court-imposed deadline to reunite roughly 100 children separated from their parents under Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

In the coming year the court might have to consider Trump's powers and rights in the investigation into links between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, and whether he sought to obstruct that investigation. Leahy and other Democrats held a press conference Tuesday morning on the steps of the Supreme Court to decry Trump's choice. "We should evaluate this president's nominee fairly".

"From the perspective of judicial conservatives, Trump really can't lose here", Josh Blackman, an associate professor at South Texas College of Law, told AFP.

"What Senator Schumer was saying was really insulting and offensive to the president", Leo said of the Senate minority leader on Your World. Justice Kennedy devoted his career to securing liberty. All three voted a year ago to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, and the White House invited them to meet with Trump last month to discuss the latest opening on the court.

Kethledge serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is also a former Kennedy clerk. Kavanaugh would be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was.

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