As the Senate moves to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, the attendance of one senator is still up in the air: U.S. Sen.
Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, the Democratic leader, said in an interview Wednesday that Kavanaugh's belief in broad presidential authority was "just off the deep end". "In our opinion, creating and supporting barriers to women seeking to make choices about our own bodies is pretty extreme".
The opposite is true of Republican Sen. More extensive document production - particularly to the scale Democrats appear ready to request - will take time and could push back the current aggressive target for hearings and votes. "There weren't any questions on constitutionalist judicial philosophy and application of the Constitution - whereas with Kavanaugh, there are some questions", he explains.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pointed to the Women's March statement as proof that he was correct when he said Sunday that Trump "could nominate George Washington and the left would go insane". "There are a lot of people in America who still say, 'I voted for him, I guess he's OK.' But when you ask them, 'Does he need a check and balance?,' they say, 'Definitely'".
Congressional Republicans suffered a crushing defeat in 2017 when they tried and failed to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, former President Barack Obama's healthcare law. But their lines of attack have expanded.
The three swingiest votes on our list are Republicans, because it's going to take Republican defections to keep Kavanaugh off the bench, and because red-state Democrats are more likely to feel pressure to support Kavanaugh if these Republicans defect.
Judge Kavanaugh, gun rights advocates say, can be counted on.
"At a time when the President and his associates are under investigation for various serious crimes, including colluding with the Russian government and obstructing justice, Judge Kavanaugh's extreme deference to the Executive poses a direct threat to our democracy", the letter read. He described how his mother went on to earn a law degree, become a prosecutor and a judge.
As a Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh would make about $255,300 per year.
Democrats are making the case that Kavanaugh should pledge to recuse himself from any case involving Trump's financial dealings or the Russian Federation investigation. "He clearly is qualified for the job", Collins said. "I will carefully review and consider the record and qualifications of Judge Brett Kavanaugh".
Trump "chose the candidate who he thought would best protect him from the Mueller investigation", Schumer said, adding that Kavanaugh has written that a president should not be investigated and could choose not to follow the law if he deemed it unconstitutional. "But nevertheless it's an issue that I certainly will raise with him".
But Kavanaugh's record complicates the Democrats' initial desire to focus exclusively on abortion rights. But what, exactly, is their argument to voters?
"So, all we're doing is following a long-standing tradition of not filling vacancies on the Supreme Court in the middle of a presidential election year".
"Whether the Constitution allows indictment of a sitting president is debatable", Kavanaughwrote in the Georgetown Law Journal in 1998. The President's job is hard enough as is.
"They had signs printed out for all four of the different people who might have been picked so that they could have their mad libs protests - use your sharpie and fill in whoever the devil's going to be that's supposedly going to end the world before he's even been picked", continued Sasse.
Met with resistance from nations around the table, US delegates began threatening, according to other officials at the summit. Shonn Brown, a Dallas attorney who has worked in employment law, says most employers already have policies on breastfeeding.
The three Royal Thai Navy SEAL divers and medics who stayed in the cave with the boys and coach since they were located on July 2. A message posted on the English Premier League club's Twitter account said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected".
For many years, she denied touching the stuff at all - despite the fact her lips were expanding at an exponential rate. The 20-year-old star became insecure about her lips after a comment from her teenage crush.
The U.S.is now considering levying duties on a further $16 billion in Chinese goods, after a public hearing later this month. The International Monetary Fund has warned that a full-blown trade war could undermine the broadest global upswing in years.
The film also stars Jon Voight ( Woodlawn, Transformers ), Robert Davi ( Die Hard ) and Stacey Dash ( Clueless ). While shooting on location in Washington D.C., the location manager also resigned from her position.
In the age of social media and millions of eyes being on live events like this, it was surely health'n'safety-ed to the max. Pastrana celebrated his success with a few burnouts and a dive in the fountain-it was a scorching 110 after all in Vegas.
For almost one month Perez knew nothing about her children - "the longest, most torturous time of my life", she said. But they say they have to do cheek swabs of the children and the parents to do DNA tests to establish parentage.
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.
Bertens now faces No. 13 Julia Goerges , who beat Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2. "She was moving me very much". Williams, who has a kind run through to the semi-finals, will next take on Camila Giorgi of Italy.
Raikkonen was alongside on the inside heading into Turn 3 but Hamilton braked later, leaving space for the Ferrari at the apex. Although Vettel called the suggestion "silly" after the race, Raikkonen refused to be drawn into commenting.
Amid jubilation, 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave
Narongsak said experts told him the new rain could shrink the unflooded space where the boys are sheltering to 108 square feet. The four rescued boys have been transported to a Chiang Rai hospital for treatment and medical evaluations, reported CBS .