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Brett Kavanaugh female law clerks say judge an advocate for women

Brett Kavanaugh female law clerks say judge an advocate for women

Ill-tempered letter attacks law school's SCOTUS "endorsement, ' a litany of views suggest 'people will die" if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed. But they hope to gain support from a handful of Democrats who are up for re-election in states where Trump is popular. Now is the time to fight for the freedoms and rights that all Americans deserve, and that's what's at stake with this Supreme Court nomination.

With Kavanaugh, Trump is replacing a swing vote on the nine-member court with a staunch conservative already being cheered by top Republican senators.

In a statement released that same day, McCain said the judge's reputation as "fair, independent and mainstream" has earned him respect among his peers. When questioned on the matter, White House spokesman Raj Shah claimed Kavanaugh had built up the debt buying baseball tickets for himself and his friends.

Kavanaugh, who has been a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since 2006, has had a large amount of credit card debt for more than a decade, ranging between $60,000 and $200,000, per The Washington Post.

"My mother had an illegal abortion pre-1973, and it's something that I would never want to face or want my daughter to be facing or any of her friends", Nixon said. That's because Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom Kavanaugh would succeed, typically voted in favor of business interests. The Republican-controlled Senate blocked his nomination and changed the Senate rules so that a nominee couldn't be confirmed in an election year.

Senators will be seeking access to Kavanaugh's writings and correspondence, reams of documents that will take weeks to compile and even longer to review, giving opponents ample opportunity to wage a political battle.

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While the Senate's leaders have been outspoken, all eyes are on senators closer to the middle of the ideological spectrum.

Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh, questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice.

"We've got a few Democrats on Justice Gorsuch and we're hopeful that we'll have a few of them on this nomination as well", McConnell said during his weekly press availability.

Every president except for William Henry Harrison (who died after just 31 days in office), Zachary Taylor, and Jimmy Carter has nominated at least one justice to the Supreme Court.

Two moderate Republican senators whose votes will be crucial to his prospects, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, both said they wanted to review his record carefully before making up their minds on whether to back him.

Byrd voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the Court of Appeals, one of four Democratic senators to do so. "Brett Kavanaugh is hands down among the finest". "Having known him and his family personally and witnessing his proven track record, I am excited to have his measured perspective added to the bench", said LaHood, a Republican from Dunlap who also represents parts of Bloomington-Normal.