Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with US President Donald

It will be too hard to explain to Democratic voters why they cast the votes that confirmed a nominee too "radical" for Susan Collins, and a nominee who will move the Supreme Court to the right.

If Republican Senators don't break ranks, the votes of their Democratic colleagues won't matter. John McCain, R-Ariz., at home getting treatment for brain cancer.

Schumer is talking a good game on blocking Kavanaugh now. Kavanaugh is meeting with many lawmakers during his confirmation process to give them chances to talk with him personally.

Arguing that Kavanaugh's "own writings make clear that he would rule against reproductive rights and freedoms, and that he would welcome challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act", Schumer said in a statement that he would "oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same".

"President Trump vowed he'd never let the NRA down, and with the Kavanaugh pick, he chose someone whose judicial record demonstrates a unsafe view of the Second Amendment that elevates gun rights above public safety". Orrin Hatch of Utah, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas and Lindsey Graham of SC. "Don't defame him for living a life most of us would be proud of", Graham said.

As a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh dissented in 2011 from the appeals court's conclusion that Obamacare did not violate the U.S. Constitution.

"Tonight's announcement is only a first step", Jones said in Twitter message on Tuesday. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Clinton's former running mate for tweeting, "Here's what I'm wondering about the #SCOTUSpick: Will Judge Kavanaugh respect rulings to uphold the ACA?"

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Manchin is one of five Senate Democrats trying to get reelected in November in a state Trump won by double digits.

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.

Linder said it's more likely Kavanaugh would vote with the other conservatives to chip away at Roe vs. Wade on a state-by-state basis. "Judge Kavanaugh is. a superb nominee".

She did not explicitly say whether she would support Trump's pick. Democratic senators such as Elizabeth Warren joined Monday evening's protests.

Based on assets not including homes, Kavanaugh would trail other Supreme Court justices.

"I don't concede the point that it's somehow counterproductive to the goal of winning in the midterms to fight like hell to stop Brett Kavanaugh", Fallon said.

In this series, the National Law Review will examine Kavanaugh's record on some major issues as well as synthesize external analysis of his positions from major players in the field.

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