Washington insider Kavanaugh boasts conservative credentials

Pres. Trump: 'Very Close' To Making Final Supreme Court Pick

But there's one qualification that could prove a problem for the judge: his ties to the Bush family have reportedly raised Trump's suspicions.

Democrats girded for a fight as Trump kept up the suspense surrounding his shortlist of four possibles, all with solid right-wing credentials, ahead of the televised announcement to be made in prime time from the White House.

"I will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States supreme court", Trump said. Now, he is President Donald Trump's nominee to become a Supreme Court justice.

Brett Kavanaugh, the consummate Washington insider picked by President Donald Trump on Monday for a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, has viewed business regulations with skepticism in his 12 years as a judge and taken conservative positions on some divisive social issues.

He added: "A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law".

Kavanaugh, 53, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is a favorite of the conservative legal establishment because of his long record on issues ranging from the separation of powers and executive privilege to abortion, immigration and gun rights.

The confirmation process promises to be a fight, and Republicans have a narrow 51-49 majority - with nearly no room to lose votes as Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona remains absent while fighting brain cancer.

The most significant and far-reaching damage Trump will do to our environment and public health will come from his Supreme Court picks.

With a slim one-vote majority in the Senate, any GOP defections could prove problematic in winning confirmation for Trump's eventual choice - that is, if Democrats hold together in opposition.

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Trump has previously said he wanted "pro-life" justices opposed to abortion rights. So, yeah, those societies who vetted the justices are extremely conservative.

"Tomorrow I begin meeting with members of the Senate", he said.

Kavanaugh dissented in 2017 when his appeals court declined to reconsider its decision upholding "net neutrality" regulations implemented under Obama - and later rescinded under Trump - requiring internet providers to guarantee equal access to all web content.

Kennedy, 81, announced on June 27 plans to retire after three decades on the court, effective on July 31. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Dianne Feinstein of California. Trump had a strong favorable reaction to Kethledge, while Barrett was seen as a less likely choice.

"Bob Casey is so blinded by partisanship that he is opposing a nominee for the Supreme Court before the pick is announced". Also in the running are Judge Raymond Kethledge - who Republicans worry may stray left - and Judge Amy Coney Barrett - who Democrats worry will overturn Roe v. Wade.

A handful of Senate Democrats running for re-election in states that Trump won handily in 2016 could face a hard vote on the court nominee, potentially providing Republicans with an additional buffer if they decide to support the president. She rocketed to the top of Trump's earlier list of 25 Supreme Court candidates after her performance during her confirmation hearing last fall, when Democrats cited her deep Catholic faith as a potential problem.

Like the other eight justices on the court, Kavanaugh has an Ivy League law degree, spending his undergraduate and law school years at Yale.

Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME has said she couldn't support a nominee that doesn't respect legal precedent and would overturn the "settled law" of Roe V. Wade.

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