President Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for the next Supreme Court Justice Monday night from the White House. The ad will be dispersed on national television and across a number of large digital platforms. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp North Dakota.
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Barrett, confirmed to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on October 31, has faced opposition by abortion rights groups because she has called Roe v. Wade an erroneous decision.
President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right. But Kavanaugh, while on the D.C. federal bench, is accused of helping to keep Barack Obama's signature achievement alive in a 2011 case based on the law's individual mandate.
And with that, Thomas Hardiman - the judge who Trump passed over last year to install Neil Gorsuch to the seat once held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia last year - was back in play. "Judge Kavanaugh has the qualifications that make him immensely qualified to take a seat on the highest court in the land".
"Given the potential impact of this nomination, it is essential for the American people and the Senate to fully vet Judge Kavanaugh", American Oversight executive director Austin Evers said.
Retiring justice Anthony Kennedy was a Republican but often ruled in favor of liberal causes, most notably authoring the decision that legalized gay marriage in 2015. "He's someone that has the character, the background, the career and the record that gave President Trump the confidence to know that when he appointed Judge Kavanaugh. he would be another Constitutional conservative". Republicans have a razor-thin Senate majority.
Kavanaugh ruled in one case involving abortion past year and is considered a likely opponent of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. He's been pushed into the spotlight in recent days, and the president reportedly likes his personal story (Hardiman was the first in his family to attend university, and drove a cab to pay his way through). But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions.
Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion.
Nominating a new justice to the Supreme Court is one of a president's most important powers and the lifetime appointment of 53-year-old Kavanaugh could create the most conservative court in a generation.