Senator Graham Slams Democratic Dissent of Kavanaugh

Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight

A "thorough" review of Kavanaugh's paper trail is exactly what anxious Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, about Kavanaugh, given the appeals court judge has decades of political and legal opinions in which senators on the fence could probably find something not to like.

The Yale graduate has been a judge on the USA court of appeals for the D.C. circuit since 2006.

Democrats are also raising red flags over Kavanaugh's past writing that suggests investigations of sitting presidents are a distraction to executive branch leadership.

This scenario is awful for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and Trump favorably or risk alienating their Democratic supporters by playing a direct role in the confirmation of a judge that many rank-and-file Democrats find wholly unacceptable. That has many people thinking about Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that gave women the right to have abortions. "As recently as last year, he disregarded supreme court precedent and opposed the healthcare rights of a vulnerable young woman", in reference to the case of the 17-year-old undocumented immigrant.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said in a Fox News appearance that opposing Trump's nominee before he or she was even named was "troubling" and "not the way a democracy and federalism is supposed to work". Good morning, Ms. Weddington. If confirmed, he would replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Kavanaugh once clerked. That's because, he says, the Supreme Court will ultimately determine whether health insurers will be prohibited from denying insurance to hundreds of thousands of his constituents with pre-existing conditions.

When Trump finally tapped Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy, McConnell resorted to changing procedural rules so he could be approved by a simple majority instead of the traditional 60-40 threshold.

WEDDINGTON: Well, for women, everything - because once the decision came down, it meant that doctors were then free to perform abortions legally and didn't have to be afraid they would be arrested for an illegal abortion. Now, Justice Kennedy was the swing vote that prevented that. But the 42% who said that abortion should be legal in all or most cases overwhelmingly voted for Doug Jones - at 81%.

"I think he's going to do well", he said. A native of Washington, D.C., Kavanaugh attended Yale for both his undergraduate and law degrees, graduating law school cum laude in 1990. It made it much more hard, with conditions about what the room had to look like and what the - how wide the hallways had to be and all kinds of things. In 2009, he argued there was "a serious constitutional question exists regarding whether a president can be criminally indicted and tried while in office".

"We can not go back to a time when women are made criminals for making a choice about what to do with their own bodies".

Did not Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once question Roe V. Wade? United States, a recent ruling that prohibits warrantless collection of cellphone users' data without reasonable cause. And it has been up to now. My personal views or the views of my former clients on these or other issues would not affect how I would approach decisions as an appeals court judge.

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Arch enemy Trump is going to beat him with Judge Kavanaugh. He tweeted that his opposition to the nomination is largely fueled by anger about Trump choosing from a list Casey says was formulated by "the hard Right, who are funded by corporate America". Well, frankly, I don't care what he thinks. "The networks of lawyers who focus on these issues, and who can influence the nomination process, are often based in Washington, DC", Orin Kerr, a University of Southern California law professor, wrote in an email.

Kavanaugh would be confirmed, and voters' attention could return to Trump's behavior, health care, tariffs and other issues.

You'll be hearing much more about Kavanaugh in coming days and weeks.

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