Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill; Dems warn of rightward tilt

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell speaks alongside fellow Senate Republicans during a news conference following the weekly Senate Republicans policy luncheon on Capitol Hill

Probably the death of a justice.

When he dissented from a DC Circuit decision last October preventing the Trump administration from blocking a teenage migrant in Texas from obtaining an abortion, Kavanaugh laced his opinion with broader thoughts. "A solid conservative who interprets the law, who won't make the law".

The 25.6 million figure cited by Nielsen covers viewers who watched Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, Fox and CNN during Mr. Trump's announcement Monday, and excludes smaller networks and other formats.

A partisan divide over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deepened Wednesday, with Republican senators extolling his judicial record while Democrats demanded time to thoroughly vet his writings and opinions on matters ranging from environmental regulation to executive authority. Even four-in-10 Democrats supported her. "Decades-old Supreme Court precedent makes clear that the government may not place an undue burden on a pregnant person's access to abortion".

Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, says it's all about health care. Sen.

"I am here tonight because I'm a United States senator", Sen. It's a Supreme Court justice, this is a lifetime job.

Ultimately, neither the National Labor Relations Board nor the majority of judges on a panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed with Agri Processor. Fourteen years later, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman to serve as a justice.

"In doing so, Kavanaugh invoked Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes and the lessons of the court in the early 20th century: "(H) istory and precedent counsel caution before reaching out to decide hard constitutional questions too quickly, especially when the underlying issues are of lasting significance.

Ever since, circumstances have meant that presidents have been able to fill just two openings each.

The articles grew not only out of Kavanaugh's experiences working for Starr, but also his service to former President George W. Bush.

Serving two terms didn't help his successors get more picks.

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John Roberts now serves as the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC).

In 2011, the dispute over the President Barack Obama-sponsored Affordable Care Act, came before Kavanaugh's court.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a whirlwind round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramped up efforts to block his confirmation. "This is the only way Democrats maintain the ability to take back Congress".

"In the wake of what happened with Merrick Garland, Democrats would feel justified in refusing to seat another Trump appointee".

Collins has backed all three conservative justices nominated by Republican presidents while she has been in office. "You don't win without Kennedy", Harvard law professor Richard Lazarus told The Atlantic after Kennedy's retirement. The last justice to retire before him, John Paul Stevens, left the court at 90.

Hatch, who had conferred with Trump on the nominee, praised the president's choice.

Although Republicans have a 51-49 advantage in the Senate, the absence of Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was already talking as though a third Trump nominee is assured. So, moving the median to the right will shift the ideological position of the majority coalition on many cases.

Hatch didn't theorize when that might be, but Trump noted on the campaign trail that Scalia's death was "a surprise".

Bottom line: There's a long way to go in this process, and Collins and Murkowski plan plenty of deep dives into Kavanaugh's written record, not to mention their one-on-one sit downs with him.

"You know what? We can't just live from one election to the other".

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