Trump orchestrates a 'Supreme' show at a critical time

11 July, 2018, 12:49 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Democrats' long-shot plan to stop Trump's Supreme Court pick

The privilege of naming justices to the U.S. Supreme Court - judges whose decisions could affect the lives of Americans for decades - is one of the most consequential choices a president can make.

Trump is scheduled to announce a nominee at 9 p.m. Monday.

Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh - a longtime judge and a former clerk for Kennedy - questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. He even identified his sister- a liberal Bill Clinton appointee to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals - as his model of an ideal federal judge.

The fact that this is happening the day after Trump nominates his second Supreme Court Justice puts in perspective what is at stake. Using the conservative label as an insult has already started when pundits break down the candidates. And importantly, that record demonstrates an understanding of a judge's proper role in our constitutional Republic.

McConnell said there is nothing unusual about the consideration of Supreme Court nominees during off-year elections.

"Trump values loyalty above all else", she said.

"He could throw a dart on that list" and conservatives would be happy.

Conservative on firearms and election financing, Kennedy could be more progressive on issues such as abortion and affirmative action.

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.

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Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring in 2013.

But Murkowski said her mind is far from made up; she doesn't expect Kavanaugh to speak overtly on Roe v. Wade; and she will consider a variety of factors in her vote.

The party is in the throes of an intense campaign to delay or defeat President Trump's latest, and maybe not last, nomination to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, by winning a majority in the Senate.

Trump's eagerness to tease maximum drama out of the nomination he promised Sunday that an "exceptional person will be chosen" has drawn criticism from opposition ranks.

Kavanaugh's 12 years as an appellate judge, combined with his Yale pedigree, Supreme Court clerkship under Kennedy and top posts in the Bush administration, give him a resume his predecessors can't match. "Hargan_-2017-U.S. -App. -LEXIS-20711.pdf">tried unsuccessfully to block an undocumented minor from getting an abortion, writing that allowing the procedure created a "new right ... to obtain immediate abortion on demand".

In choosing Justice Kennedy's replacement, my greatest responsibility is to select a justice who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written.

In October of a year ago, Kavanaugh was part of the D.C. Court of appeals that ultimately ruled on an immigrant girl's right to have an abortion while she was in US custody.

MCCAMMON: Right. She's seen as very conservative, very popular with the base.

Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal judge last fall - excited social conservatives since she was questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings past year, but her brief time on the bench has raised questions about her experience.



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