Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight - Katie Pavlich

Jul 11, 2018, 02:23
Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight - Katie Pavlich

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump introduces U.S. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Barrett is a former University of Notre Dame law professor, (and a graduate of the school; Kavanaugh meanwhile received his undergrad and law degrees from Yale). A former White House aide under Bush who previously worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, he faced a long confirmation battle when Bush nominated him to his current post.

"What matters is not a judge's political views, but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require. During his more than 12 years on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh has authored hundreds of opinions on issues ranging from national security to agency rule-making to constitutional rights", Hatch said in a prepared statement.

The president has already begun using the high court vacancy as a rallying cry as he campaigns for Republicans across the country. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), who opposes abortion, announced on Monday he can not support a process that involved Trump's picking from a list of 25 candidates selected by conservatives and big business. SCOTUSblog, which covers actions of the Supreme Court, said his opinions have shown an "originalist approach to the Second Amendment right to bear arms", and that he "has not weighed in directly on issues relating to abortion" - two hot-button issues.

Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion.

While activists and progressive groups are targeting moderate Republican senators who support abortion rights like Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, urging them to reject any Trump nominee who is hostile to Roe v. Wade, a handful of Democrats will be key in deciding whether the president gets his pick confirmed to the high court, because of the razor-thin partisan divide in the Senate.

A nominee needs a simple majority of 51 votes to be confirmed.

One Democrat up for re-election, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, announced Monday he would oppose any nominee from Trump's list of 25 possible candidates, drafted by conservative groups. Joe Manchin and North Dakota Sen.

Trump is hoping to replicate his successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year. Chuck Schumer (D- NY) says by picking Kavanaugh, Trump is delivering on his pledge to "punish" women for their choices, putting abortion rights and health care protections for women "on the judicial chopping block".

This story is breaking and will be updated.

Before retiring in 2013, Kyl was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will be the first to consider the nomination.

This is Trump's second nominee to the court and gives him a chance to shape the court's direction for decades to come. "There is no question in my mind regarding Brett for the Supreme Court". Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the majority leader, has tried to warn the president through gentle nudging that Hardiman and Kethledge would be the safest choices for confirmation.

He says he will fight the nomination "with everything I have".

Trump is scheduled to make his much-awaited announcement during his prime time address to the nation tomorrow at 9 pm (1 am GMT).

Hatch said he expects a fight with the Democrats over the nomination will be "vicious". Barletta was elected to the U.S. House in 2010-a Republican "wave" year-and was also rumored to be on Trump's short list for labor secretary during the transition.

Recent developments underline the shrewdness of Trump's campaign team, which published a list of potential court nominees with stellar conservative credentials before he faced off against Hillary Clinton.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • LeBron James Has Yet To Meet With Lakers Coach Luke Walton

    LeBron James Has Yet To Meet With Lakers Coach Luke Walton

    With Randle's departure, the Lakers will have no players left on their roster who played with Bryant in his final game in 2016. It just got a whole lot more expensive to be a Lakers fan. "So my expectations are the exact same thing".
    Syria rebels say close to deal with Russian Federation  on south

    Syria rebels say close to deal with Russian Federation on south

    All areas along the Syrian-Jordanian border will be under the direct control of Syrian government forces, SANA reported . He said he was angry at Jordan for keeping its border closed "and watching us dying".

    Online gambling and betting increased over 1386% during past five years

    So in as much as stakeholders are heavily spending on ads, their audience is also responding very well to what they are offering. In addition to this, there’s a wide variety of games which the platform offers to cater for all types of gamers.
  • Democrats demand access to millions of files on Kavanaugh

    Democrats demand access to millions of files on Kavanaugh

    Indeed, Vox points out, CNN's Jim Acosta reported that the Trump team reviewed these comments by Kavanaugh before choosing him. In the case decided Monday that had to do with attorneys' fees, there would be no majority if Kavanaugh were to withdraw.
    AIDS vaccine offers hope in early trial

    AIDS vaccine offers hope in early trial

    While these results are not ideal , they "represent an important milestone", Harvard professor, Dan Barouch, said. The study was conducted in 2015-2016, and in July 2017, scientists told the world about the results.
    Trump 'Close to Determining' No Mueller Interview, Giuliani Says

    Trump 'Close to Determining' No Mueller Interview, Giuliani Says

    Sources close to Cohen have slowly begun telling the media that the president's former attorney is ready to flip on his ex-boss. My quote is not evidence of a crime, it's a factual basis for the investigation.
  • World Cup has broken ‘stereotypes’ about Russian Federation , says Putin; Fifa seconds it

    World Cup has broken ‘stereotypes’ about Russian Federation , says Putin; Fifa seconds it

    Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny, who has served several jail sentences for organizing antigovernment protests, also hailed the team's effort.
    June jobs report, July 6, 2018

    June jobs report, July 6, 2018

    However, that share is eventually expected to resume a longer-term decline as Baby Boomers continue to retire in large numbers. Remaining slack in the job market could be keeping a lid on wage growth, said Cathy Barerra, chief economist at ZipRecruiter.
    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    Arsenal: Capable of Winning the Premier League Title?

    With plenty of points to be won and lost, the title race is still very much on and Arsenal will be confident of bridging the gap. Defensively, Arsenal have improved since Shkodran Mustafi joined the club in the summer but there is still room for improvement.
  • Reports Say First Two Boys Brought Out of Cave

    Reports Say First Two Boys Brought Out of Cave

    The remaining boys and their coach are expected to have to wait at least another day before rescuers continue extraction attempts. That adds up to about two hours of air per tank - meaning multiple tanks must be hauled by rescuers trying to reach the boys.
    Croatia Beat Russia on Penalties to Reach 2018 World Cup Semi-finals

    Croatia Beat Russia on Penalties to Reach 2018 World Cup Semi-finals

    Russian No. 10 Fyodor Smolov got proceedings underway and his weak shot from 12 yards was kept out by Subasic. Modric, the Man of the match, said, "Another drama for us".
    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Cleanopolis VR This educational title is primarily for kids but it doesn't mean that people of all ages won't be able to enjoy it. House of Terror VR This game gives you the chance to explore a haunted house full of monsters, traps, and very hard puzzles.
popular