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Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is a BIG baseball fan

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is a BIG baseball fan

Rob Portman (R-OH), not in picture, at his office in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., could be a swing voter.

While President Trump stands staunchly against the Clean Power Plan, a Supreme Court decision narrowing the authority of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gasses could limit the ability of future administration's to change course. "It takes five to do anything", said Josh Blackman, a professor at South Texas College of Law Houston. "And that's the kind of leadership North Dakotans expect from their senators". "He will get a lot of questions from senators of both parties that reach into his background, and then they'll delve into the Minnesota Law Review article and try to figure out how this will play out going forward", Covington said.

Troy Covington, counsel at Bloom Parham and a legal expert, spoke to Business Insider about what issues will come up in Kavanaugh's confirmation and how the judge could influence the court. The AGs charge that because the tax bill passed by Congress a year ago eliminated the tax penalty for not having health insurance, it rendered the entire health law void. The groups sent Palin to Alabama past year to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Kavanaugh has a habit of going into debt, presumably to watch baseball, and also reported $60,000 to $200,000 in 2006, the year he was confirmed as an appellate judge.

"As I read the relevant Supreme Court precedents, the D.C. ban on semi-automatic rifles and the D.C. gun registration requirement are unconstitutional and may not be enforced", Judge Kavanaugh wrote.

"The compromise I'm proposing would depart from recent confirmation practice".

Cramer also praised Kavanaugh's commitment to "the rule of the law and the USA constitution", along with Kavanaugh's academic background at Yale.

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Justice Anthony Kennedy opened up a seat on the court by announcing his retirement June 27.

However, his selection will start a major confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a whirlwind round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramped up efforts to block his confirmation. That group includes Sen.

Illustrating his point, protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court on Monday night had signs displaying opposition to other potential nominees, including Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond Kethledge, and Thomas Hardiman. "But I'm also the only senator who has ever worked at Planned Parenthood". Will he protect women's freedom to make their own reproductive health care decisions?

This scenario is bad 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.


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