'Hell No on Kavanaugh': Left-Wing Protesters Blast Trump Supreme Court Pick

Federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a longtime judge and former clerk of retiring Justice Kennedy

Federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a longtime judge and former clerk of retiring Justice Kennedy

"I believe it is vital that the President be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible", Kavanaugh wrote. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said during Kavanaugh's 2006 confirmation hearing. Judge Kavanaugh got the nomination because he passed this litmus test, not because he'll be an impartial judge on behalf of all Americans.

If Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, protesters say it would be a devastating blow to women's health.

"Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist who has dedicated his life to public service", Shah said, according to The Post.

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.

"I think the president has done it once again", McConnell told reporters.

"We'll try to do what we can to accommodate everybody's interest", he said.

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"With a subservient Republican Congress and a far-right Supreme Court, there is a real risk that the worst impulses of the Trump presidency will go unchecked". "This is an opportunity for senators to put partisanship aside and consider his legal qualifications with the fairness, respect and seriousness that a Supreme Court nomination ought to command".

If confirmed, his relatively modest means would rank Kavanaugh in the lower tier in personal finances among members of court. Following a brief period in private law practice, he became President George W. Bush's White House Counsel and then Staff Secretary before he was nominated to be a Federal Judge. The irony is, originalist Supreme Court justices like Kavanaugh would have agreed with Abraham Lincoln against the South, especially on the issue of slavery.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was the first to meet with Kavanaugh, along with Vice President Mike Pence and Kavanaugh's "sherpa" throughout the confirmation process, former Arizona GOP Sen.

Ill-tempered letter attacks law school's SCOTUS "endorsement, ' a litany of views suggest 'people will die" if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed. The official said Trump decided on Kavanaugh because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read.

Among their targets are Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, as well as Doug Jones of Alabama, who is not up for re-election but represents a conservative state in the Deep South. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - both considered swing votes in the Senate who could help Democrats with the majority against Kavanaugh. In the case, Kavanaugh dissented on the court's ruling to allow an undocumented pregnant teenager to seek an abortion.

Trump has asked that the judge be confirmed by October 1.

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