Kavanaugh Nomination Another Chance For Mitch McConnell To Shape Supreme Court

Posted July 14, 2018

On the evening of July 9th, President Trump announced his top pick to fill Justice Kennedy's vacant seat: Judge Brett Kavanaugh now presides in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The letter criticizes the jurist's record.

"After reviewing this nominee's record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin", she said in the statement. The letter states 'We write today as Yale Law students, alumni, and educators ashamed of our alma mater.

With confirmation hearings creeping up faster than Democrats might hope, the party and its progressive allies - stung and, initially, frozen in the aftermath of the announcement that swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy would retire - are beginning to make clear their strategy to muddy up Kavanaugh.

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Still, if Kavanaugh is confirmed, he won't likely change the outcome of many business cases before the Supreme Court. You have many critics who say that is a cover for a conservative political agenda.

"By nominating Judge Kavanaugh, the Trump-Pence administration continues its self-serving assault on civil rights, women's rights and LGBTQ rights", said Jon Harris Maurer, public policy director of Equality Florida, a group that seeks equal rights for LGBT Floridians.

"If you had a bunch of people, Senate Democrats like Bill Nelson, coming out and say they did not want to confirm Judge Kavanaugh just based upon that issue, that would definitely motivate a big portion of the base", Ingoglia said, on the same conference call with Gaetz.

"No, we're not. [That article] is not the only time that Brett Kavanaugh has weighed in on this subject", Fallon responded, referring to two statements Kavanaugh made affirming executive power in 1998 - more than a decade before the 2009 article was published. "And I think it's going to be a attractive thing to watch over the next month".

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Kavanaugh has also written that presidents don't have to follow laws they deem unconstitutional until a final court order says otherwise.

"Clearly, Democrats have already lined up", Pickerill noted.

Many analysts believe Trump picked Kavanaugh in part because he was perceived to have the best chance of getting through the confirmation process.

In 2009, Kavanaugh wrote an article for the Minnesota Law Review describing his belief that United States presidents should not be subject to certain probes and lawsuits. Judge Kavanaugh got the nomination because he passed this litmus test, not because he'll be an impartial judge on behalf of all Americans. Shah said the undisclosed number of unidentified friends paid Kavanaugh back for their share of the tickets. They can't afford to lose one vote over this nomination fight. Partisans of both right and left want to do good, as they measure good, but they approach using the courts, particularly the Supreme Court, in different ways.

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President Trump's other appointee to the high court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, reported assets in excess of $3.6 million.