Trump Announces Brett Kavanaugh As Supreme Court Nominee

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At 53, Judge Kavanaugh is a young nominee to the United States Supreme Court.

The good news for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is that US President Donald Trump did not pick a justice like Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, someone who might have given more "heartburn" to centrist Republican Party senators like Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, according to Senator John Thune (R-S.D.).

Compared to their initial attacks on Kavanaugh, Democrats are putting less stress in recent days on the possibility that he could threaten Roe v Wade, a landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision supporting abortion rights.

President Donald Trump waited for primetime to unveil his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

In a line that has attracted some conservative criticism, however, Kavanaugh also wrote in his dissent that Supreme Court precedent "strongly suggests that the government has a compelling interest in facilitating access to contraception for the employees of these religious organizations".

In the hours after the Republican president tapped the conservative jurist, Democrats struggled to unify behind a clear and coherent message to combat the nomination, which could shift the court to the right for decades.

There are five Democrat senators who are up for re-election in November.

Right now, all three lawmakers targeted in the ad have been mum on which way they will vote, despite Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowing to oppose Kavanaugh "with everything I have".

But conservatives are thrilled about the selection of Kavanaugh, whom Bush called "a man of the highest integrity".

Hatch said on PBS that Kavanaugh should have an easier time than Justice Neil Gorsuch had previous year, "but I don't know". He clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia 16 years ago. Trump spoke during the television announcement of the nomination from the White House East Room on Monday.

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Republicans have reacted positively to Trump's pick, but McConnell has little margin of error for the final vote unless a few Democrats can be brought onboard. Obviously, the endorsement bodes even better if McCain is able to vote for Kavanaugh.

Republicans control the Senate, 51-49, which means Schumer needs at least two GOP lawmakers and opposition from every other Democrat to block Kavanaugh. "And I think it's going to be a handsome thing to watch over the next month". However, I can imagine him doing so for the good of the country if it makes the difference between confirming and not confirming Kavanaugh. "Tell [Senator Heitkamp, Manchin, Donnelly] to confirm Kavanaugh", the ad concludes while displaying each of their office's phone numbers.

Kavanaugh grew up in Washington as the son of a schoolteacher.

Because he was a swing-vote in favor of abortion rights, Kennedy's departure from the court has sparked alarm among abortion rights activists that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.

Kavanaugh also worked with independent counsel Kenneth Starr during the investigation into President Clinton. And, he has been part of some highly disputed legal cases.

Graham has said he believes that Kavanaugh will be appointed and receive bipartisan support.

The 2011 case, known in legal circles as "Heller II", is just one of the judge's rulings that will get scrutiny as the Senate begins to look over Judge Kavanaugh's record.

Mueller is looking into any links between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 electoral campaign, as well as possible obstruction of justice.

Kavanaugh has said he would follow Supreme Court precedent on the abortion issue - but Allred doesn't trust him. or the Senators who are expected to grill him during his confirmation hearing.