Liberals attack Brett Kavanaugh for 'frat boy' name

Liberals attack Brett Kavanaugh for 'frat boy' name

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court to fill the vacancy opened by the resignation of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy last month.

The U.S. Senate votes on nominees to be Justices on the Supreme Court. Still, Leahy doesn't talk as though Senate confirmation is a done deal.

But those lawmakers seen as possible candidates for defection - namely Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska made clear that while they're both in the earliest of stages of reviewing Kavanaugh's record, they both find him to be "qualified" for the position.

How will those Senate Democrats vote against a Supreme Court nominee who is popular with voters? "We have an obligation to thoroughly work through this advice and consent process".

"We'll try to do what we can to accommodate everybody's interest", he said. That's Republicans and Democrats alike.

"His outstanding qualifications is going to make very hard for people to vote against him", he said.

Conservative groups, meanwhile, have praised Kavanaugh.

In 2015, Kavanaugh, a Roman Catholic, filed a dissent in a case involving religious employers and reproductive rights.

First, Democratic aides who are keen on blocking Kavanaugh's nomination believe they will find damaging information -- be it through some kind of role played in controversial Bush-era policies or programs or otherwise. "I do not apply an ideological test to their personal views". Justices Alito, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor were all members of Phi Alpha Delta. If you think he's pro-civil rights in general, you may want to consider: Advocates warn that his record on voting rights isn't ideal, an ominous sign given that this issue may land before the Supreme Court in coming years. He even turned the whole ordeal into a drinking game; "I would pour myself a drink every time my glass was empty".

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Stabenow said in a Monday statement that the vacancy "represents a very consequential moment for our country where we can chose to make progress on so many important issues for MI families or we can turn the clock back".

Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate.

Kavanaugh, just 53, could serve on the high court for decades.

But senior Republicans have publicly dismissed this possibility.

Senator Graham released his statement on Kavanaugh in a Twitter post on Monday, saying that it was "a great night for the American people". "He deserves a fair process and we intend to give him that". With Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receiving cancer treatment in his home state, Republicans need all 50 Republicans, plus Pence as a tiebreaker, to confirm Kavanaugh, assuming no Democrats join them. "Our people are looking into everything he's done in his professional life, and I intend to go back home and ask the people of West Virginia what they think".

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.

More than any other red-state senator, Heitkamp has received a remarkable amount of help from Republicans to keep her job. "I haven't even met 'em", she said, picking up her pace as she walked through the Capitol's basement to escape a growing throng of reporters. But the 42% who said that abortion should be legal in all or most cases overwhelmingly voted for Doug Jones - at 81%.

But: Murkowski also said that Roe v. Wade wasn't going to make or break her vote: "It's not as if those are the only matters that come before the Supreme Court".

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