Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, meanwhile accused the Trump administration of being relentless in its efforts to reverse civil rights legislations that afforded protection to women. "So, Trump picked the guy who thinks presidents shouldn't be prosecuted".
Kenneth Starr's investigative report concerning the death of former President Bill Clinton's aide, Vince Foster, and the 11 grounds for Clinton's impeachment, was co-authored by Kavanaugh.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has vowed to oppose Kavanaugh with every means at his disposal.
While Republicans reaffirmed their intention to process the nomination well ahead of the November midterm elections, Democrats argued Kavanaugh's record deserves painstaking scrutiny that must not be rushed.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said today that if any Republicans break ranks on the Supreme Court nomination of federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh, he doesn't expect any endangered Democrats to cross over and vote for confirmation.
There's a record number of women raising their hands for public office in recent months, putting a focus on female empowerment in an era of #MeToo.
Also speaking in the media teleconference, Clarke highlighted the Supreme Court' landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalised abortion in the US.
One of his fellow volunteers confirmed the judge signed up for the event previously and honored his commitment.
McConnell told reporters that Kavanaugh's confirmation should be complete by the time the Supreme Court's new session begins in October.
A graduate of a Jesuit high school and an active member of a local Catholic church, Kavanaugh stressed his faith in his remarks at the White House on Monday and acknowledged Enzler and Catholic Charities.
Kavanaugh disappointed social conservatives in a 2017 case involving a pregnant teenage immigrant in federal custody who wanted an abortion.
If McCaskill, Heitkamp, Donnelly and Manchin vote against confirmation and the GOP comes up a single vote short, each one of the vulnerable Democrats becomes the "deciding" vote against a conservative, well-credentialed Supreme Court nominee who was selected by a president popular with Republicans. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen.
Some conservative critics faulted Kavanaugh for not taking up the merits of the dispute and declaring the ACA unconstitutional. What we know is that at least two Democrats facing tough reelection campaigns in red states are positioning themselves to vote to confirm Kavanaugh if it seems politic to do so. At that time, Supreme Court Justices earned $208,100, which is around $243,000 in today's dollars. As a result, he stands to be more than just a reliable vote for the right. The president has faced allegations of sexual harassment and remains under investigation for obstruction of justice in the Russian Federation election meddling investigation. The two other branches are represented by the presidency and Congress.
In 2011, the dispute over the President Barack Obama-sponsored Affordable Care Act, came before Kavanaugh's court.
Trump's choice was met with predictable reactions from Republicans and Democrats.