Thiessen: Democrats should hope for GOP unity on Kavanaugh
12 July, 2018, 19:48 | Author: Sam Montgomery
In a Washington Post article with the subtle headline "Democrats' bogus argument about what the GOP said on election-year Supreme Court vacancies", Aaron Blake reports numerous examples of Sen.
The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy would solidify a solid 5-4 conservative majority on the court, and it has some pro-abortion rights advocates anxious about what that majority could mean for cases regarding reproductive rights.
Despite Kavanaugh's grueling week leading up to his nomination, and spending the ensuing the two days since meeting with senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill ahead of his confirmation hearings, he managed uphold the prior commitment he made with with St. Maria's Meals program. In the case of a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant who was seeking an abortion, he dissented from the majority ruling and voted that she shouldn't be allowed to obtain the procedure.
"With virtually guaranteed opposition from across the aisle, presidents are pushed to nominate individuals with cookie-cutter "elite" qualifications and extensive federal appellate experience".
Vanderbilt Law professor Brian Fitzpatrick doesn't adhere to that thinking.
For the court's first 178 years, all the justices were white men.
By sex, race and ethnicity, the court is more diverse than ever. "Because he has written and spoken prolifically on many issues of deep concern, we believe his positions merit close scrutiny".
"We are concerned that Judge Kavanaugh's judicial record does not reflect the demonstrated independence and commitment to fair treatment for all that is necessary to merit a seat on our nation's highest court", Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL's CEO and national director, said in a statement.
As a Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh would make about $255,300 per year.
But nothing's a given in Washington, especially in a Senate where Republicans have just a two-vote majority - or one vote with Sen. No justice has significant experience defending criminal suspects or working in state courts, Adler noted. The newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, was raised Catholic but now attends an Episcopal church.
There has been no one with experience in elected office since O'Connor, who had been a state senator and judge in Arizona. Barack Obamanamed Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Kavanaugh, 53, is a practicing Catholic. The other three justices are Jewish. But barring some previously unreported damning information on Kavanaugh coming out, President Trump's nominee will be confirmed, and should be.
It is noteworthy that the nominee once served as a law clerk to Kennedy, who was a swing vote on the nine-member court on key issues, including abortion and gay rights. Justice Samuel Alito, an appellate judge with a law degree from Yale, was Bush's next choice. Plus, Kavanaugh has a conservative record on abortion, but he has also testified to the Senate in the past that he would respect Roe.
"This is the moment that the pro-life movement has been looking forward to for decades", said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List. "On occasion, a Kavanaughopinion siding with the EPA's opponents has been a win for environmental interests, as in Natural Resources Defense Council v. EPA, in 2014, in which he wrote an opinion that vacated an EPA rule establishing an affirmative defense for cement-kiln operators sued for exceeding emission limits". He passed over other finalists who attended law school at Michigan, Notre Dame and Georgetown.
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The messaging campaign will also underscore the risks faced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a conservative Supreme Court . Brian Paul is an appellate lawyer who argues cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals where Barrett serves.
He noted that administrative guidance does not carry the legal weight of court rulings or statutes enacted by Congress. However Conservatives have said such programs can hurt white people and Asian-Americans.
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It is no surprise that Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has said in the lead up to Brazil that his side "will need power". For the third time in a World Cup - after 1982 and 2006 - the semifinals will feature only European teams .
Portugal's desire to go past the round of 16 however hit the rocks after they were edged out by Uruguay, following a 2-1 defeat. However, Ronaldo backtracked on those comments in the days following, and has not spoken about his club future since.
Tester has said he would not have handled the situation differently. "If you wanna save ICE.you better vote Republican". Trump is boosting Tester's challenger, State Auditor Matt Rosendale , at Thursday's rally in Great Falls.
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Indeed, Vox points out, CNN's Jim Acosta reported that the Trump team reviewed these comments by Kavanaugh before choosing him. The appointee would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy , 81, who announced last month that he will retire this summer.
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