Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Why She Opposes Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

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A product of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Kavanaugh, a reliably conservative judge on the USA court of appeals for the DC Circuit, has been involved in some of the highest profile political battles of the modern era, including the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican from Alaska, has said she will take time to review Kavanaugh's record, giving no indication where she might land Monday night.

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) charged that "Washington, D.C., where he grew up, would be Wild West D.C. if Judge Kavanaugh had his way", with views on the Second Amendment "straight out of the gun lobby's playbook". "Tell [Senator Heitkamp, Manchin, Donnelly] to confirm Kavanaugh", the ad concludes while displaying each of their office's phone numbers.

Collins has said she will not support a nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to the court's decision in Roe, and she has said she generally wants a clear commitment from the nominee to respect court precedent.

Collins said Kavanaugh is "clearly qualified" but other issues also will come into play for her, specifically "judicial temperament" and "judicial philosophy".

Advocates also fear that Kavanaugh could be a deciding vote in dismantling the Affordable Care Act. How Kavanaugh responds could be a significant determining factor for Collins.

In 2006, Kavanaugh said he would follow the decision "faithfully" - but the question remains whether that would include a robust interpretation of what "undue burden" means. But the senator tweeted after the announcement that he looked forward to meeting Kavanaugh "with an open mind".

Ultimately Byrd withdrew his name from consideration, despite what the Senator said were efforts by four of his colleagues to convince him to stay in the race. "Like Trump's first nominee a year ago, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of" Obamacare". "So this is why it's important that, I think, each of us really does his or her homework". "And that's the kind of leadership North Dakotans expect from their senators".

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Over on MSNBC, Maddow's coverage looked markedly different, with discussions of the successful Republican effort to block a vote on President Barack Obama 's last Supreme Court nominee, and the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign's contact with Russian Federation.

Republicans have little margin of error for the final vote unless a few Democrats can be brought onboard.

For its part, the NAACP vowed to fight Kavanaugh's nomination, saying the confirmation process should be postponed until after the election of a new Senate in November's mid-term elections. About 10 key senators - two or three Republicans and a half dozen Democrats - are facing intense pressure over their votes.

"The secondary message for most folks is ACA and health care", Wikler continued, referring to the Obama-era health care law.

In a line that has attracted some conservative criticism, however, Kavanaugh also wrote in his dissent that Supreme Court precedent "strongly suggests that the government has a compelling interest in facilitating access to contraception for the employees of these religious organizations". Foster consulted. The Supreme Court rejected the argument 6-3, holding that attorney-client privilege didn't expire upon the client's death. This decision will directly impact nearly 40 percent of my state, so I'm very interested in his position on protecting West Virginians with pre-existing conditions.

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.

As Trump approached the podium, Hannity said The Associated Press had reported that Kavanaugh was the choice.

Manchin is one of ten Senate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won. That a vote for Kavanaugh "is a vote to end protections for patients with pre-existing conditions", in the words of Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

"Tonight's announcement is only a first step", Jones said in Twitter message on Tuesday. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Sen. "He was always the guy who was going home to do his homework".

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