President Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh

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President Donald Trump has picked a favorite of the Republican legal establishment, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, for the Supreme Court.

He says President Trump had several goals in mind with the nomination. That's because Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom Kavanaugh would succeed, typically voted in favor of business interests.

Kavanaugh's opinion on controversial cases, such as abortion, are less known.

"Senator Byrd pulled out his Constitution and Judge Kavanaugh pulled out his Constitution", Capito said Thursday.

"It would put the [Supreme] Court right back in the middle of a huge political controversy that maybe one or two members would prefer to avoid", Pickerill said. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, and plans to expand its blitz this week. "The ramifications of this battle will last a generation or more", he said.

"I legit can't believe this got published", MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted regarding the op-ed. The seat was, of course, stolen by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is now just as intent on pushing Kavanaugh down our throats as he was on violating all norms and basic decency in 2016.

Kavanaugh met with key Republican senators on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as Democrats escalated efforts to block his confirmation.

"Let's put it this way: There were some who have been on the list that I would have had a very, very hard time supporting, just based on what was already publicly known about them", Murkowski told Politico.

Once again Pence owned his pro-life convictions, while insisting that the president had not discussed Roe with Judge Kavanaugh.

Manchin, Donnelly and Heitkamp were the only Democrats who voted past year to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Of the 28 percent would like to see the ruling reversed, 51 percent were Republicans and 13 percent were Democrats.

Officials with a leading pro-Trump group, America First Policies, say they are preparing a seven-figure campaign to support Trump's choice and pressure red-state Democrats to back the nominee.

Reproductive rights are an important part of politics, especially to Cynthia Nixon.

Various media organizations have speculated U.S. Sen.

Those protesting are calling on Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to reject the nomination.

Meanwhile, Democrats are targeting moderate Republican Sens.

As a Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh would make about $255,300 per year.

Fallon hopes Democrats will "look in the mirror and do the right thing" with respect to Kavanaugh. How do these men - and Brett Kavanaugh now - fit in with what you want to see from the USA judiciary? "We are proud that so many of those hires have been talented women".

Woodhouse said Protect Our Care will focus heavily on encouraging voters to contact Murkowski and Collins with rallies, protests and pointed questions at town hall meetings. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said during Kavanaugh's 2006 confirmation hearing.