Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, said: "If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh will have the chance to codify President Trump and Vice President Pence's risky anti-LGBTQ record and the agenda of anti-LGBTQ groups into law for decades to come". If he's taking money from corporate interests, he should be impeached immediately and his nomination to the Supreme Court rejected if not withdrawn.
By keeping Scalia's seat open, McConnell gave Trump a head start in putting his own stamp on the high court, and the president acknowledged as much when Gorsuch was sworn in a year ago. "Judge Kavanaugh possesses an impressive resume, an outstanding legal mind, and an exemplary legal temperament".
In 2009, Kavanaugh floated the idea that presidents should be immune from criminal and civil charges while in office because of the pressures of leading the nation. So far, Trump has installed more than 20 appeals court judges and more than 16 trial court judges on the federal bench. As a young attorney in prosecutor Kenneth Starr's office, he was the lead author of the salacious Starr Report calling for president Bill Clinton's impeachment, and represented George W. Bush in the Florida vote recount that awarded the 2000 election to Bush.
A nominee for the seat of swing voter Anthony Kennedy. The official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the official announcement.
She took to Twitter to share the news, stating that "very few times I've felt threatened while out in the field". Barrett, in her mid-40s, is a judge for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; she was nominated by Trump.
Ben Sasse (Neb.), who is frequently critical of Trump but strongly praised his nomination of Kavanaugh. He added, "The country wants the President to be "one of us" who bears the same responsibilities of citizenship that all share".
In the piece he does not suggest that the supreme court should interpret executive authority differently. "But in terms of the man now before us, Brett Kavanaugh is a true intellectual-a leading thinker and writer on the subjects of statutory interpretation and federal courts; an incomparable mentor-someone who picks law clerks of all backgrounds and viewpoints; and a fair-minded jurist who believes in the rule of law".
Here's why: Kavanaugh's court rarely issues opinions on Monday.
But there may be more to Trump's choice than just support for Kavanaugh's alleged judicial independence.
Mike Sacks, a reporter for the Fox television affiliate in NY and a self-described lapsed lawyer, was among the first to make the connection on Twitter.
All three states lean heavily Republican.
As for the right, many will likely back Trump's pick in the hopes of pushing the high court in a conservative direction, but not everyone is pleased. You're right that Republicans control majorities of government at virtually every level right now: statehouses, governor's mansions, congress, the White House, and they could soon firm up the Supreme Court to a 5-4 conservative lean.
Trump past year appointed Neil Gorsuch, who has already become one of the most conservative justices, after Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. "It should not be a rubber stamp on the extreme partisan positions of the president".
Updated today, July 9, 2018, at 9:19 p.m. with new information throughout. The speakers say the nominee poses a threat to abortion rights and health care protections.
Schumer says the administration's action highlights the stakes for senators. During a presidential debate in 2016, Trump said Wade would be "automatically" overturned if he had the opportunity to appoint multiple justices.
Former Sen. Jon Kyl will guide President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee through the Senate confirmation process.
Before a full vote on the chamber floor, the prospective justice will be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee in hearings that can go on for days.
Kyl retired from the Senate seat now occupied by Jeff Flake in 2013 and has been working for Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling. The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen. Cashman and Kavanaugh attended Georgetown Prep at the same time in the 1980s, along with current Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. He cites involvement of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank in drafting the list.
All three face gruelling re-election campaigns this year in their conservative states. The race is not expected to be competitive.
Trump also met with Republican Sens.
"This incredibly qualified nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust, bipartisan support", Trump said. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Sen.
"I look forward to thoroughly examining Judge Kavanaugh's record in the coming weeks as the Senate considers his nomination to replace Justice Kennedy", McCaskill said.