What McConnell reportedly said about Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees

10 July, 2018, 06:40 | Author: Jason Torres
  • President Donald Trump announces Judge Neil Gorsuch standing with his wife Louise as his nominee for the Supreme Court on Jan. 31 2017 in the East Room of the White House. On Monday Trump will unveil his choice to fill the seat being vacated by Justi

"For these and other reasons, we are calling on citizens to urge their senators to firmly oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice on the United States Supreme Court".

Prior to his time as a judge he oversaw an investigation into the death of a deputy counsel for President Bill Clinton. Kavanaugh worked specifically on the suicide investigation of Vince Foster.

Barrett, on the other hand, has become a favorite of religious conservatives because of her thorny confirmation hearing to the federal bench past year.

Judge Kavanaugh said he would begin meetings with senators on Tuesday. Those who promote a woman's right to choose an abortion were upset with a Kavanaugh ruling against an immigrant teenager in federal custody who sought an immediate abortion.

Kavanaugh has never directly ruled on abortion as a judge, so it's unclear how he would decide the subject.

"At the end of the day, she'll recognize that this judge has that judicial temperament [she is looking for]", Severino said, before the nomination was revealed Monday night.

Education: Barrett received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis and studied law at the University of Notre Dame where she is a longtime law professor.

In 2006, however, a Senate committee blocked Kavanaugh's initial judicial nomination under President George W. Bush for being too partisan. "I will tell each senator I revere the constitution".

While the US president has been pondering his choice, his aides have been preparing for what is expected to be a tough confirmation fight.

Others, however, perceived time was of the essence.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, who once held a court seat open for almost a year before the 2016 election to keep former President Barack Obama from filling it, lambasted Democrats for announcing their opposition before Trump had decided on a nominee.

The most significant and far-reaching damage Trump will do to our environment and public health will come from his Supreme Court picks. He has been criticized for his attachment to Bush, as well as his involvement in a number of high-profile legal cases.

"President Trump has made another outstanding choice in nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, keeping his promise to nominate only originalist judges to the Court", said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. "She wrote that "there is little reason to think that reversals [of past decisions] would do much damage" to the court's reputation".

In recent years the Supreme Court has made landmark decisions on fundamental and often politically charged issues ranging from same-sex marriage, abortion, gun rights, corporate money in elections, and free speech.

"He swung to the other side on the question of gay rights and abortion, and those are the particular issues that concern those on the left". "This is an opportunity for Senators to put partisanship aside and consider his legal qualifications with the fairness, respect, and seriousness that a Supreme Court nomination ought to command".

Trump's approach to naming a new Supreme Court justice has unnerved some Democrats.

Kennedy, who is 81, had been nominated for the court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987.

Kavanaugh is Trump's second high court pick after Justice Neil Gorsuch. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), who opposes abortion, announced on Monday he can not support a process that involved Trump's picking from a list of 25 candidates selected by conservatives and big business. But conservatives are still generally expected to rally around his selection. And I believe this person will do a great job, ' the president told reporters before boarding Air Force One to head back to Washington from New Jersey, where he had spent the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster.

Meanwhile, the Senate's top Democrat wasted no time in sharing his displeasure at Trump's choice to replace Justice Kennedy.

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