NBC News reported that the Trump team was in talks with Kennedy about his replacement for months and he only felt comfortable retiring after he "received assurance that it would be Kavanaugh", per NBC reporter Geoff Bennett. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) seized on other aspects of Kavanaugh's record beyond abortion rights and health care, pointing to his potential hostility to other liberal priorities as well as his expansive views on presidential power.
"Judge Kavanaugh wrote from the bench that presidents should be shielded from investigations or lawsuits during their term, while being part of the team that spent more than four years investigating President Clinton", Johnson said in a statement. But we found that Democrats aren't telling the full story about what Kavanaugh said. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp North Dakota.
Kavanaugh disappointed social conservatives in a 2017 case involving a pregnant teenage immigrant in federal custody who wanted an abortion. Kavanaugh also led the probe into the suicide of Clinton's Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster.
"Justice Rehnquist was not successful in convincing a majority of the justices in the context of abortion either in Roe itself or in the later cases such as Casey, in the latter case perhaps because of stare decisis", he continued.
Pence, who is also president of the Senate, called Kavanaugh a "good man" and "quite simply the most qualified and the most deserving nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States". "Judge Kavanaugh possesses an impressive resume, an outstanding legal mind, and an exemplary legal temperament".
Cornyn spoke shortly after Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said any of Trump's likely nominees poses a threat to the Affordable Care Act and a woman's right to have an abortion.
"While the President's selection of a conservative candidate is not a surprise, it exemplifies the direction of this administration to further divide, rather than unite, our county", said Ann Toback, its executive director.
"Schumer is using that notion - that in general, it is bad policy to allow presidents to be pursued by prosecutors while in office - to imply that Kavanaugh thinks Trump shouldn't be investigated, and to question how he would rule as a judge", said Michigan State University law professor Brian Kalt.
It's common for a major nomination to trigger a paperwork avalanche during the laborious Senate confirmation process, which will see Kavanaugh having one-on-one meetings with influential senators before he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will vote to send his nomination to the Senate floor.
The White House wants Kavanaugh to be in place by October 1, when the court's next term formally opens, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will vote to confirm Kennedy's successor in the fall.
President Donald Trump may relish his status as an outsider, but Kavanaugh is anything but. LLC v. EPA. The Supreme Court cited Kavanaugh's dissent in MI v. EPA, when it reversed the D.C. Circuit's decision upholding the standards.
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