"Kavanaugh actually ruled allowing employers to have a say over whether their employees have access to contraception at no co-pay under their insurance plan", said Wesolowski. He came out in the hours before Trump even made the selection and said you know what? They conclude their letter by proclaiming that if Kavanaugh's daughters become lawyers, they will enter a legal profession that's "fairer and more equal" because of him.
Baldwin added on Thursday that she did not have "confidence" that Kavanaugh would stand up to special interests.
Originalists may overturn Roe v. Wade (1973) or Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) - although Chief Justice John Roberts is a gradualist and so would likely restrain the Court from taking one huge action like that. "I am pleased to say I have found without doubt such a person". "I think he is an excellent choice by the president".
Karl asked Fallon if he and other Democrats are "entirely misstating" Kavanaugh's view of executive power, noting that in a 2009 Minnesota Law Review article, Kavanaugh explicitly said that Congress "might consider exempting a president" from criminal prosecution and investigations because there is "no constitutional protection".
Several notable politicos spoke at the protests in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington.
If Kavanaugh wins confirmation, he would cement the conservative 5-4 tilt on the Supreme Court. Baldwin, who is up for re-election in November, also opposed Trump's last pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. Kavanaugh has a habit of going into debt, presumably to watch baseball, and also reported $60,000 to $200,000 in 2006, the year he was confirmed as an appellate judge.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) makes brief remarks before meeting with Judge Brett Kavanaugh (R) in McConnell's office in the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2018. Baldwin, like other Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh, cited concerns that abortion could be banned as a reason to not support him.
Liberal organization Demand Justice said it will launch a $5 million campaign urging a vote against Kavanaugh, with efforts aimed at three red-state Democrats - Manchin, Indiana's Joe Donnelly and North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp - as well as Republican Sens.
NBC News reported that the Trump team was in talks with Kennedy about his replacement for months and he only felt comfortable retiring after he "received assurance that it would be Kavanaugh", per NBC reporter Geoff Bennett.
While Supreme Court nominations are the job of the Senate, House members are also weighing in.
In another case, Kavanaugh argued in favor of delaying an abortion for an undocumented teen.
One of his fellow volunteers confirmed the judge signed up for the event previously and honored his commitment.