Donald Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Cheryl Sanders
July 10, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after President Donald J. Trump announced him his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Washington, July 9, 2018. Even as guests entered the East Room of the White House on Monday night, placards resting on chairs in the front room simply read, "Nominee Family". Meanwhile, 24 percent bet on Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and 7 percent bet on Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

When Justice Anthony Kennedy - a swing vote - announced his retirement last month it became clear that Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalised abortion in the United States would soon be under threat.

He says, "Because President Trump has said repeatedly that he would nominate judges to overturn the ACA, the Supreme Court vacancy is only further putting health care front and center, raising the stakes for maintaining these vital health care protections".

'We think that's a pretty good benchmark, ' he said.

Former Sen. Jon Kyl will guide President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee through the Senate confirmation process.

Republicans are eager to have a new justice in place when the Supreme Court begins its new term in October.

" Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate for governor, said of the nomination: "We are now facing the most conservative Supreme Court in a generation".

"I especially want to express our gratitude to Mitch McConnell for all that he did to make this achievement possible", Trump said.

Demand Justice, the liberal advertising counterpart, has committed to $5 million in digital and television ads, focused on two potential Republican swing votes, Sens.

Murkowski and Collins are sure to face increasing pressure over the next several months from their Democratic colleagues to buck the president's nominee over the fate of women's abortion and reproductive rights.

Many Senate Democrats said they plan to oppose Trump's nominee, saying his finalists tend to favor corporations over people and are hostile to abortion rights and other matters of privacy. The president of the Supreme Court Malgorzata Gersdorf, who is 65, has refused to resign, declaring: "I'm doing this to defend the rule of law and to testify to the truth about the line between the Constitution and the violation of the Constitution". Keep reading below to learn more about Trump's pick!

When Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination was pending Senate confirmation and there was fear inside the White House that the president might be waffling on him, the justice-in-waiting sent a letter to his taskmaster, hoping to win back his graces and maybe avert a replacement nomination. Regardless of his choice, it's likely that the closely divided Senate will be holding a momentous confirmation vote just weeks before the midterm election.

Groups that support abortion rights are planning a "Day of Action" for August 26, the anniversary of the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

With President Trump about to make his Supreme Court nomination, one top Democrat is so anxious he's urging his colleagues to put the country before their own careers.

Still, McConnell's victory may not be Trump's.

Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., a longtime member of the Judiciary Committee.

A third finalist, Amy Comey Barrett, was seen at her home in IN just a few hours before Trump was set to unveil his nominee at a White House ceremony. Since 2006, he has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heitkamp.

"Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law", Trump said Monday. As a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh will have the opportunity to set valuable precedents for lower court judges all over the country to follow.

Meanwhile, liberal groups are already calling on two moderate Republican senators - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - to reject the nominee.

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