Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell speaks alongside fellow Senate Republicans during a news conference following the weekly Senate Republicans policy luncheon on Capitol Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell speaks alongside fellow Senate Republicans during a news conference following the weekly Senate Republicans policy luncheon on Capitol Hill

The president of Family Research Council argues that what may be the most persuasive thing about Kavanaugh is the confidence that conservatives have in the man who nominated him.

Kavenaugh is meeting with senators to ask for their support. The U.S. Senate votes on nominees to be Justices on the Supreme Court. A simple majority is required. It's a Supreme Court justice, this is a lifetime job. In one especially revealing and controversial 2010 case, he and Judge Janice Rogers Brown concluded that, notwithstanding the Hamdi decision, the courts should ignore worldwide law - even the possibility that a detention might violate such law - in construing Congress's authorization of the executive to hold the Guantanamo detainees.

For its part, the NAACP vowed to fight Kavanaugh's nomination, saying the confirmation process should be postponed until after the election of a new Senate in November's mid-term elections. He called Kavanaugh a "brilliant jurist" who has "devoted his life to public service".

How Kavanaugh answers questions about that case and the legal precedent it created will be key to his confirmation.

Before he was a judge, he ran an investigation into the death of a deputy adviser to President Bill Clinton. It was ruled a suicide, but some people dispute this. Before that, Kavanaugh worked for Bush in the White House and during his election recount with Democratic opponent Al Gore in 2000.

Trump's choice was met with predictable reactions from Republicans and Democrats. Grassley's committee will hold hearings on Kavanaugh's nomination before it goes to a vote before the full Senate.

Kennedy broke some of the court's most monumental liberal-conservative ties, the most recent of which included decisions on the president's travel ban, labor unions and anti-abortion pregnancy centers. If the nomination is confirmed by Congress, Kavanaugh's ideology and interpretations of law could influence the American judicial system for years to come. They see that as concerning amid the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russian ties to the Trump campaign.

Kozinski abruptly retired in December past year after multiple women, including former clerks and a retired federal judge, accused him of abuse, including showing them pornography in his chambers, forcibly kissing them and inviting them to have sex.

She noted that there were arguments in the 2012 ObamaCare case "that everyone thought were off the wall" until four Supreme Court justices ended up voting for them.

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Judge Kavanaugh, gun rights advocates say, can be counted on. "I have no doubt he is going to be a great justice", he said.

However, his selection will start a major confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate. The majority for the Republicans in the Senate is razor thin and so every vote will matter dearly to each side.

The court majority agreed with EPA that it did not have to consider costs in protecting health and safety. I think the answer to that is: "We're not certain".

Robert Percival is a professor of Environmental Law at the University of Maryland.

In a dissent previous year, he wrote that "Supreme Court precedent establishes that Internet service providers have a First Amendment right to exercise editorial discretion over whether and how to carry Internet content". "It wasn't that long ago when it was common for presidents to nominate judges with no prior federal court experience or judicial experience at all".

Kavanaugh never wrote that the president is above the law. The next oldest Republican-appointed justice on the court is Thomas, who at 70 could serve for another decade or more.

She did not explicitly say whether she would support Trump's pick.

VOA's Steve Herman reported this story. Susan Shand adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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