Justice Anthony Kennedy Retires - Judge Brett Kavanaugh Nominated for SCOTUS

Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

According to this system, the only judge more conservative than Kavanaugh is Justice Clarence Thomas.

Kavanaugh has also written that presidents don't have to follow laws they deem unconstitutional until a final court order says otherwise. "The ramifications of this battle will last a generation or more", he said.

It appears that if confirmed, Kavanaugh would be the least wealthy justice.

If Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, protesters say it would be a devastating blow to women's health.

"(Kavanaugh) is an extremely qualified candidate who should be considered based on merit, not politics", said Davis, a Republican from Taylorville who represents part of Bloomington-Normal.

In 2016, Kavanaugh ruled in favor of a division of Verizon, which had ordered employees to stop displaying pro-union signs. And I think what you see there is basically a concern that any government official with prosecutorial power or otherwise needs to be accountable and transparent.

"We won the 'Brett Kavanaugh Derby, ' as we called it, because he was very heavily recruited", said Starr.

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Republicans are facing a narrow majority - 51-49, including two independents who caucus with the Democrats - in order to appoint President Donald Trump's nominee and McCain's absence could hinder that process. Kennedy, though a conservative, was a swing vote on the U.S. Supreme Court many times and will be retired effectively as of July 31, 2018.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 25 Republican state attorneys general sent a letter to Senate leaders Thursday urging the confirmation of Kavanaugh.

Yet there's little doubt that Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, would shift the nation's highest court further to the right.

In future civil rights cases, there's every reason to believe Judge Kavanaugh will side with Justice Roberts, with whom he worked to end the 2000 recount in Florida, as opposed to Justice Kennedy, whom he clerked for from 1993 to 1994. Four states - North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Louisiana - would automatically ban abortions.

The Kavanaugh nomination "has put reproductive rights and freedoms and health care protections for millions of Americans on the judicial chopping block", said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who is scheduled to lead an abortion rights rally Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court building. "But I believe that the President should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office".

With the bark off, Booker suggested that Trump, in selecting the federal district of appeals judge, was handing himself a get-out-of-jail-free card in the ongoing investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion in the Russian elections meddling scandal.

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