Donald Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court


Kavanaugh has served for 12 years on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, giving him an extensive judicial record that is likely to be revisited at Senate hearings.

In a separate case relating to greenhouse gas emissions, for example, Kavanaugh warned that allowing the EPA to make broad regulations "could significantly enhance the Executive Branch's power at the expense of Congress's and thereby alter the relative balance of powers".

NOM President Brian Brown said: "Judge Kavanaugh is a constitutionalist who believes that the constitution means what it says and must be interpreted according to what the framers intended when it was crafted".

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, said: "If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh will have the chance to codify President Trump and Vice President Pence's risky anti-LGBTQ record and the agenda of anti-LGBTQ groups into law for decades to come". Charles Schumer asked Kavanaugh: "Do you consider Roe v. Wade to be an abomination?" But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions. Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line.

Three Democratic senators sure to face tremendous pressure over whether to back President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee have been invited to Monday's White House announcement of the pick.

"FreedomWorks calls upon Majority Leader McConnell to act swiftly and ensure Kavanaugh is confirmed on the Senate floor".

Trump is announcing his selection Monday night. California has also revived a net neutrality bill it hopes will create safeguards for internet customers, and other states are considering similar measures. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of IN and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Feinstein's opposition is relevant, however, as she is the ranking member - the leading member of the Democratic Party minority - on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

And so did the Senate's other two most endangered Democrats, Sens. Two other Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, support abortion rights and maintaining health insurance access for sick Americans - issues likely to be heard by the supreme court. The two have supported access to abortion services.

"I'm saying Justice Kennedy can speak for himself".

At the top of that list is abortion.

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Democrats are certain to press Trump's latest nominee on the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, a decision some conservatives - particularly conservative Christians - have long wanted to overturn.

The 53-year-old has served as a Court of Appeals judge since 2006. He was appointed to that post by President George W. Bush, after serving as Bush's White House staff secretary. He has also taught at Yale Law School-from which he graduated-as well as Harvard and Georgetown.

As an appellate judge, Kavanaugh has heard numerous cases on complex energy and environmental regulations.

"Does the president agree with the 2009 writing?" host John Berman followed up.

Recently he voted to delay an abortion for a teenage immigrant who was in government custody.

Despite this, Judge Kavanaugh appears to take a restrictive view of the federal government's regulatory authority, arguing in a dissent this year that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional, and opposing the FCC's net neutrality rule aimed at ensuring a free and open internet.

Trump's success in confirming conservative judges, as well as a Supreme Court justice, has cheered Republicans amid concerns about his limited policy achievements and chaotic management style.

The glaring exception, of course, is administrative agencies, where Kavanaugh, in tune with Gorsuch and the conservative legal establishment, has sounded amenable to exercising aggressive judicial oversight over what he represents as merely an amalgam of unelected bureaucrats trampling on our cherished liberties. Trump also has suggested he could pardon himself.

Cornyn says Democrats have pledged to stop the nominee at all costs, but "we will see President Trump's nominee confirmed on a timely basis".

While the president has been pondering his choice, his aides have been preparing for what is expected to be a tough confirmation fight. He is being accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and former Sen. "I look forward to following the U.S. Senate confirmation process".