Trump's Supreme Court pick would solidify court's conservative bent, experts say

Sen. Kamala Harris' office rejected a courtesy call from the White House in the lead up to President Trump's Supreme Court nomination

Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight

"With his pick of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has done everything in his power to push the Supreme Court into the world of ultra-conservatism", said Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

"Nobody should assume anything right now", said Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who backed Justice Neil Gorsuch and is being wooed by Republicans.

In his 2006 confirmation hearing to become a federal judge, Kavanaugh told the Senate, "I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully" because it's "binding precedent" that has been "reaffirmed many times".

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"And if you care about as much as I do, then you should oppose this nominee". In part, that's because Kavanaugh's confirmation would give the court a decisive conservative majority for a generation.

The other key female GOP senator in Kavanaugh's confirmation process is Maine's GOP Sen.

If Roe is overturned, that could set off a chain reaction that upends this critical foundation behind other landmark cases - both those that came before and those that came after.

Compared to some of Trump's other options, Kavanaugh is "more of a moderate conservative", McDaniel said: he is a textualist and originalist, but also says he would adhere to precedent.

A "thorough" review of Kavanaugh's paper trail is exactly what anxious Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, about Kavanaugh, given the appeals court judge has decades of political and legal opinions in which senators on the fence could probably find something not to like. How Kavanaugh responds could be a significant determining factor for Collins.

Their party leader, Sen.

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That same year, on the DC Circuit, Kavanaugh wrote that the "the government's metadata collection programme is entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment". "Brett Kavanaugh is hands down among the finest".

United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh started working to secure his place on the high court Tuesday.

Some Democrats have called on Kavanaugh to promise to recuse himself from Supreme Court cases involving Trump.

"There will be the usual attempts to sully his reputation, not only in the Senate but outside the Senate, but he'll be able to handle it, and I have every confidence he'll be confirmed", Hatch said.

A conservative group, the Judicial Crisis Network, has announced $2.4 million in spending, focused on four Democratic senators in Indiana, North Dakota, West Virginia and Alabama. "We did prepare a press release in advance because we knew that all the people on Trump's nominee list would strip protections for nearly every marginalized group in the United States for years to come". Much like Murkowski, she's got strong feelings on supporting abortion rights and has wielded them as a reason to vote against Trump priorities, like health care. But in a sign of unity with Trump, he accepted an invitation to Trump's Monday announcement of Kavanaugh.

Manchin was was also among the three Democrats to vote for Gorsuch past year.

But: Heitkamp remained notably noncommittal after Trump picked Kavanaugh. That's because, he says, the Supreme Court will ultimately determine whether health insurers will be prohibited from denying insurance to hundreds of thousands of his constituents with pre-existing conditions.

Since 2011, states have enacted almost 1,200 separate abortion restrictions, according to Guttmacher, making these types of laws far more common.

The former California attorney general is the last member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to ask questions in hearings. Elsewhere on the program, we hear from a White House spokesman about Kavanaugh.

Senate Democrats admitted it will be hard to defeat Kavanaugh with only 49 seats in their caucus, but their goal is to inflict as much political damage on the GOP as possible ahead of the November midterm elections. Jones has a large GOP base to keep content, if he hopes to remain in the Senate in the future.

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