Minnesota Court Observers Weigh in on Supreme Court Nomination

Minnesota Court Observers Weigh in on Supreme Court Nomination

Indicating that importance, Mr Trump called it "one of the most profound responsibilities of a president" to appoint a SC justice. Former President George W. Bush, who nominated him to the D.C. Circuit Court, called him a "fine husband, father, and friend - and a man of the highest integrity".

We must not allow hypocrisy to determine America's future.

Both of Kavanaugh's parents, Martha and Edward, graduated law school in 1978, according to The Washington Post.

All along he was the consensus favorite of the conservative legal community, including Leonard Leo, the Federal Society executive director who has led the judicial vetting process for Trump.

With reality television-style suspense, he had kept everyone guessing up until the last moment.

The feminist group blasted out a statement shortly after Mr. Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, saying him confimation would "further erode protections for nearly every marginalized group in America".

Before the president has even made his announcement, advocacy groups are making clear they will play an important role in the coming fight. "Mr. President, I am grateful to you and I am humbled by your faith in me", he declared.

"As a fair legal mind, defender of the Constitution, and a judge on the D.C. Circuit, Brett Kavanaugh is prepared for a seat on the Supreme Court", Byrne posted on Facebook and Twitter.

He previously worked in the Bush White House as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary and was a partner at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm.

Brett Kavanaugh is a strong pick for the Supreme Court.

He wrote a Minnesota law review article in 2009 arguing that presidents should be shielded from criminal investigations and civil lawsuits while in office.

Capito said she does not think the court will overturn the ruling.

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In 2012, he disagreed with the Court of Appeals' decision to uphold the Obama administration's first efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Each of the nine justices serves a lifetime appointment. Trump's nominee can win confirmation with only Republican votes, but attention will quickly shift to two moderate GOP senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, who are supportive of abortion rights.

President Donald Trump is going down to the wire as he makes his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. But Judge Kavanaugh may not be so accommodating.

A right-leaning Supreme Court would be one of Trump's lasting legacies and highly prized gift to his conservative base after he past year delivered his first Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch.

The front-runner was a front-runner for a reason.

His tightly orchestrated wind-up announcing Brett Kavanaugh as his latest pick for the Supreme Court, bore all the hallmarks of a matchmaking show, but, unlike some of his other staged events, the hype, the pageantry and the photo op Trump relishes is backed up by serious outcome. In the end, however, the safe pick won out. The judge, who has authored more than 300 opinions, has also written fairly extensively about presidential authority and the separation of powers.

President Trump campaigned with a promise to conservatives that he would fill the federal courts, from the top on down, with judges to their liking.

With Democrats determined to vigorously oppose Trump's choice, the Senate confirmation battle is expected to dominate the months leading up to November's midterm elections.

Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion.

Kavanaugh says he will begin meeting with members of the Senate on Tuesday. The White House hopes Kyl's close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path for confirmation.

All eyes on which senators?

All three joined with Republicans in confirming Justice Gorsuch. Kavanaugh responded that if confirmed, he would "follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully". Kavanaugh has "stellar" qualifications, she said.

Casey says he is "pro-life", but regularly sides with supporters of abortion rights in Senate votes.

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