NIU Political Scientist Says No Surprise In Trump's High Court Pick
14 July, 2018, 01:27 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
But he says it would be much more complicated to overturn the decades-old decision.
President Donald Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the District of Columbia Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. Bash asked, referring to the possibility of Kavanaugh going rogue and not exploiting opportunities to reverse Roe, to which Pence replied that what the president was looking for in a Supreme Court pick was above all fidelity to the U.S. Constitution.
Even Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, a former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, mused about the idea that Trump could have chosen Kavanaugh because of his past remarks about presidents and lawsuits. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written".
The revelations come in an article at The Yale Daily News that reveals other details about Kavanaugh's life at the elite Ivy League university, including that he was "a big Redskins fan" and that he used to participate in scratch basketball games with friends.
A favorite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. However, he does have a record of siding with religious organizations over government rules and law. "And particularly because Judge Kavanaugh has spoken out in speeches and made rulings against the ACA". Did you talk to President Trump about that?
"My mother had an illegal abortion pre-1973, and it's something that I would never want to face or want my daughter to be facing or any of her friends", Nixon said. And that's one of the debates we've had about independent counsels and special prosecutors over the years.
"We must ensure that we defeat Brett Kavanaugh".
"He's already pretty much stated that he doesn't think it's appropriate to even investigate a sitting President, which I find kind of freakish", King says.
"I'm not looking for an ideologue", Kennedy said.
"Are you anxious that he's not going to follow what you want to do?" And so that's really what I think any good president ought to be looking for in a judge.
Mike Pence: 'I Do' Still Want Roe v. Wade Overturned Just as important , Democrats would be angry across the country and looking to even the score following the White House's victory. McGahn has long pushed for Kavanaugh to be considered for the Supreme Court, having worked with him in the Bush administration.
She said that with Kavanaugh's credentials, "it's very hard for anyone to tell me that he's not qualified for the job".
Kavanaugh is likely to be more conservative than Justice Kennedy on a range of social issues. Does cultivating judges who align with a political agenda conflict with the idea of judicial independence?
KING: Now let's talk a little bit about precedent.
LEO: (Laughter) I doubt that he is. But.
Democrats in turn hope to peel off some Republicans including Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and/or Susan Collins of ME, two senators who support abortion rights and have split with their party before on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But at the end of the day, it's very risky to have a court that's outcome-driven.
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