Utah delegation calls Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh 'outstanding'

Utah delegation calls Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh 'outstanding'

Trump announced on Monday night that he had selected Kavanaugh, a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, to serve on the Supreme Court.

Hardiman, 53, has served on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007, having been appointed by Republican former President George W. Bush, after four years as a U.S. district judge in western Pennsylvania.

"I'm getting very close to making a final decision".

After a weekend deliberating with aides and calling allies for advice, he tweeted, "I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice - Will be announced tonight at 9:00 P.M".

Kavanaugh's 12 years as an appellate judge, combined with his Yale pedigree, Supreme Court clerkship under Kennedy and top posts in the Bush administration, give him a resume his predecessors can't match. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The nomination sets up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.

Kennedy said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on the nominee's views of the high court's Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. You're right that Republicans control majorities of government at virtually every level right now: statehouses, governor's mansions, congress, the White House, and they could soon firm up the Supreme Court to a 5-4 conservative lean.

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Susan Collins of ME , let it be known Tuesday that she's not buying the argument that the judge is unfit for the high court. Jon Kyl will guide President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee through the Senate confirmation process.

Focusing on progressive outcomes, failing to even consider the role of the Constitution or its meaning in judicial decisions, Schumer smeared Kavanaugh as a "hard-right" judge.

The vice president also briefly discussed foreign affairs ahead of this week's key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where President Trump is expected to demand USA allies contribute more funding for their own national defense. The longtime Democratic Party activist, whose celebrity-endorsed Save the Day Superpac failed to sway the 2016 presidential election, warned that merely considering the judge for the Supreme Court will manifest tyranny.

The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), whose leaders pushed Justice Neil Gorsuch over the finish line past year, are getting their war chests ready. He financed his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center by driving a taxi. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) said that Kavanaugh deserves a straight up-or-down vote in the Senate.

Kennedy's exit has afforded Trump the opportunity to replace the frequent swing vote on the court with a reliable conservative judge and influence the judiciary for decades. He was then sworn in by Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2006, according to the Associated Press. But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions. The FOIA request, which demands notes and correspondence from 1994 to 1998 as Kavanaugh worked for Starr, could amount to some 20,000 pages, the group said.

Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who supports abortion rights, noted his restraint. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1987, and received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1990.

"I'm not going to read out private conversations that Justice Kennedy had with either members of the White House or the president", Shah said.

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