President Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
President Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
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11 July, 2018, 08:12
"I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice", Trump tweeted early Monday, after a weekend spent weighing his decision at his New Jersey golf club. He was said to be the leading contender in the days after Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement. It's a similar playbook to one the group followed a year ago with Judge Neil Gorsuch. In a statement on Monday, the Women's March said ominously: "Trump's announcement today is a death sentence for thousands of women in the United States". Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have all been floated as possible "yes" votes for Kavanaugh, but on Tuesday, they were just as mum as their moderate colleagues on the other side of the aisle. Dozens of additional nominations are pending - a list that will soon include Trump's second nominee for the highest court in the land.
Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion.
The White House reassigned key communications staff last week to focus exclusively on the looming Supreme Court fight.
"Democratic senators running for re-election in Trump Country face an agonizing choice over President Trump's coming Supreme Court nominee: Vote to confirm the pick and risk demoralizing Democratic voters ahead of the midterm elections, or stick with the party and possibly sacrifice their own seats - and any chance at a Democratic majority in 2019", the Times reported. The longtime Kentucky lawmaker reportedly preferred Kethledge and Hardiman over Kavanaugh, believing the former two would be easier to pass through an already tight count in the Senate, according to The Times on Saturday.
Another issue Kavanaugh's White House nomination team might have to confront is the question of whether Trump is attempting to "pack the court" by leaning on older conservative justices to retire so young replacements with similar ideological views can take over their seats for decades to come. But Kavanaugh, while on the D.C. federal bench, is accused of helping to keep Barack Obama's signature achievement alive in a 2011 case based on the law's individual mandate. Barrett is a former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia.
Bidwill, who serves as the Cardinals' president, organized his fellow alumni to sign a letter backing Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.
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A fellow judge there, Maryanne Trump Barry, one of the president's sisters, reportedly has recommended him to her brother. It wasn't just Supreme Court nominees who needed 60 votes - federal judges and cabinet secretaries needed them as well.
Before announcing his choice, Trump paused a moment to thank Kennedy for a lifetime of service.
The National Republican Senate Committee issued a quick criticism of Casey's announcement.
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Trump's eagerness to tease maximum drama out of the nomination he promised Sunday that an "exceptional person will be chosen" has drawn criticism from opposition ranks.
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Gorsuch's nomination became possible because McConnell blocked Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy in 2016. Bush , has been tapped to replace Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy , a longtime swing vote for whom Kavanaugh once clerked.
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