Brett Kavanaugh Supported Broad Leeway For Presidents In Lawsuits, Investigations
- Author: Santos West Jul 11, 2018,
Jul 11, 2018, 1:47
He previously served for five years in the White House under former US president George W. Bush.
President Donald Trump may relish his status as an outsider, but Kavanaugh is anything but.
Republicans and Democrats are at odds over Kavanaugh and with the Senate closely divided, his path to confirmation is treacherous. The official said Trump decided on Kavanaugh because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read.
John Roberts and Elena Kagan also had time working in the executive branch that led to a large volume of paperwork being released before their Senate hearings. "My body, my choice!" and "hey, hey, ho, ho, Kavanaugh has got to go!" In her statement, she said President Trump's nomination was a "destructive tool on a generation of progress for workers, women, LGBTQ people, communities of color and families" and that it was to "radically reverse the course of American justice and democracy".
He once clerked for Justice Kennedy, the man he would replace and now works as an appeals court judge in Washington DC. She described him as an independent and fair-minded judge.
Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted "Ever mindful of his self-interest, Trump has picked Brett Kavanaugh, who once wrote that he didn't believe a sitting President should be subject to criminal investigation or prosecution".
Democrats plan a confrontation centered on abortion and healthcare, hoping to either scuttle the nomination process completely or delay it until after November in the hope of winning extra seats in the Senate to force Trump to compromise.
A group of Democratic senators from Republican-leaning states - lawmakers who could be pivotal in the confirmation fight - declined Trump's invitation to attend the White House announcement.
Schumer pledged to use all the weapons in his arsenal to stop Kavanaugh from joining the Supreme Court. They have to defend 10 seats in red states and try to pick up two additional seats in order to take control of the Senate. "He has even more experience on the bench, and even more of a reputation in legal circles, than Justice Gorsuch did".
This issue may not get as much buzz as abortion or health care, but it's probably the one that's directly relevant to Trump. Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have all been floated as possible "yes" votes for Kavanaugh, but on Tuesday, they were just as mum as their moderate colleagues on the other side of the aisle.
To complicate the math further, with the midterms looming, some Democratic Senators in traditionally Republican states may also cross over and vote in favor of Kavanaugh, said Jon Miller, CRTV's White House correspondent. He works for the Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling. The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen.
Since 2006, Kavanaugh has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. "His own writings make clear that he would rule against reproductive rights and freedoms, and that he would welcome challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act".
Trump is facing a lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice who said that he groped and kissed her.
Outside Trump Tower in Midtown, demonstrators gathered to protest the potential shift of the Supreme Court to the right.