Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of CT said on Wednesday that Trump, in choosing Kavanaugh, is “trying to rig a Supreme Court such that it will strike down protections for pre-existing conditions and he has a case ready to move to the Supreme Court to do just that”.
“As I read the relevant Supreme Court precedents, the D.C. ban on semi-automatic rifles and the D.C. gun registration requirement are unconstitutional and may not be enforced”, Judge Kavanaugh wrote.
Second, Trump picked the only potential high court candidate who assures that the confirmation hearings will be dominated by a discussion of Trump’s vulnerability to criminal proceedings as a sitting president. But was he the best choice? That compares to 57 percent of the general public.
Collins and Murkowski will also need to weigh those concerns ahead of the Kavanaugh vote.
“I don’t think that’s going to happen”, she said. I suspect the answer depends on how many Republican Senators will.
The same poll finds that 56 percent of IN voters want their Senator, Joe Donnelly, to vote to confirm the Kavanaugh. Sen. That would provide a set ground rule for how the Senate would consider the nominees.
Hamilton admits he’s concerned about Kavanaugh’s connection to ObamaCare. Support for Judge Kavanaugh is not apolitical.
Linder said it’s more likely Kavanaugh would vote with the other conservatives to chip away at Roe vs. Wade on a state-by-state basis. “It has been reaffirmed many times”. Those included a number of disputed cases, including ones supporting same-sex marriage and a woman’s right to an abortion.
With Amy Coney Barrett, he concludes, there wouldn’t have been those kinds of questions.
Kavanaugh’s hundreds of judicial opinions show his commitment to careful, honest, detached interpretation of the Constitution and laws of the United States.
“Anyone who doubts Kavanaugh’s bona fides should keep in mind: this president has an exceptional track record on the judiciary”, says FRC’s Tony Perkins.
“He was nominated by President Trump, he owes his nomination to President Trump, and with an issue of this magnitude regarding President Trump, will he be able to be independent and evaluate the arguments on both sides with no feeling of obligation or being beholden to the person who put him in the job in the first place?”
The idea that the Senate would simply rubberstamp Trump’s nominees should send up red flags.
Kauffman examined the nominee’s written opinions on previous rulings to determine that he is a strong supporter of presidential power, giving less power to federal agencies and weakening regulations.
Yale Law students and graduates went on to emphasize how much of a threat to the nation and women’s rights specifically Kavanaugh would pose, citing his history of making decisions that severely limit women. That may make Trump supporters uneasy.
According to analysis by Axios.com, there have been five Supreme Court vacancies within 150 days of a midterm election since 1950.