The judicial mindset of Brett Kavanaugh

The judicial mindset of Brett Kavanaugh

The judicial mindset of Brett Kavanaugh

The GOP controls 51 of the Senate's 100 seats, though the votes of two pro-choice Republicans - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at home getting treatment for brain cancer. He says that without Kennedy, the Supreme Court has strong left and strong right positions, but no one in the middle.

The same poll finds that 56 percent of IN voters want their Senator, Joe Donnelly, to vote to confirm the Kavanaugh. Sen.

Heller is running for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton won. Elizabeth Warren tweeted yesterday, following up on her initial Monday night tweet: "Trump wants to put Brett Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS -but he can't do it without a Senate majority". The one line, please don't cross.

Fallon tweeted back: "We already know the answers to these questions, Tim Kaine".

Most Democrats don't like the Kavanaugh nomination and would like to see a more moderate nominee.

But: Jones sounded skeptical of Kavanaugh in an initial statement, saying he'll thoroughly vet Kavanaugh's background.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Kavanaugh "an impressive" nominee who is "well qualified" to sit on the nation's highest court.

This scenario is bad for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and Trump favorably or risk alienating their Democratic supporters by playing a direct role in the confirmation of a judge that many rank-and-file Democrats find wholly unacceptable. "I will be diligent in measuring the record and in undertaking an independent review".

Democrats have had an advantage in enthusiasm over the past year, but a high court fight could offset that advantage, producing larger Republican Senate gains in November and possibly minimizing Democratic gains in the House.

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Democrats, who are in the minority, may not be able to block him, but they argue that Kavanaugh would shift the court further to the right, potentially threatening access to abortion and undermining the Affordable Care Act.

Kavanaugh is set to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring. Kavanaugh sided with a religious group that objected to having to notify their insurer or the federal government if they wanted an exemption.

"As the Senator from #WV, I have a constitutional obligation to advise & consent on a nominee to fill Supreme Court vacancies & I take that responsibility seriously", Manchin said in a tweet on Tuesday. I suspect the answer depends on how many Republican Senators will. Trump ended up picking a former clerk of Kennedy's.

Kavanaugh wrote that he had come to believe any prosecution, indictment, legal action against a president should be deferred until after the president is out of office. "I don't think he's wired that way", Leipold said.

She and the other Democrats on this list all turned down invites from the White House to attend Kavanaugh's announcement, which was widely viewed as a symbolic effort to keep their independence in this process.

But: Donnelly has also demonstrated a willingness to vote against Trump on big votes, like the tax bill.

Obviously, dramatic news about Kavanaugh's record or values that proves disqualifying would change the nature of the confirmation process.

The potential "swing vote" - Kavanaugh. or Roberts?

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