Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Schoen: Red-State Democrats Face 'Nightmare' Over Kavanaugh

Schoen: Red-State Democrats Face 'Nightmare' Over Kavanaugh

West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, battling for reelection in a state Trump won in 2016, in a statement on Kavanaugh's nomination, said the "Supreme Court will ultimately decide if almost 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will lose their healthcare". Probably the death of a justice.

The Supreme Court is actually majority Catholic.

They would once again have an enthusiasm edge over Republicans, who could no longer make the midterms a referendum on the Supreme Court and would tend to feel as if they had won the war, not just a single battle.

Many conservatives have also praised Trump's selection.

During the debate over President Obama's Clean Power Plan in 2016, Judge Kavanaugh said that it is not the job of the EPA or the courts to come up with climate change solutions. "You could have four and you could even have five".

In the hours after the Republican president tapped the conservative jurist, Democrats struggled to unify behind a clear and coherent message to combat the nomination, which could shift the court to the right for decades. The Republicans pick up seats, increase their majority?

That's all the support Kavanaugh needs to be confirmed.

Democrats, however, say it is risky to continue to count on the chief justice. He said the judge noted that he had proposed that Congress impose limits on investigations of sitting presidents. He later joined the administration of President George W. Bush.

For its part, the NAACP vowed to fight Kavanaugh's nomination, saying the confirmation process should be postponed until after the election of a new Senate in November's mid-term elections. Bill Clinton chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.

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He then set the tone for the day with a blistering attack on key ally Germany at a breakfast meeting with Nato's Stoltenberg . Trump said Germany agreed to accelerate its defense spending increases.

"Justice [Samuel] Alito and Chief Justice [John] Roberts have had no opinion on those". Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the only former trial judge.

The same Red-State Democrats who voted for Gorsuch will likely also vote for Kavanaugh. "The networks of lawyers who focus on these issues, and who can influence the nomination process, are often based in Washington, DC", Orin Kerr, a University of Southern California law professor, wrote in an email.

Collins has backed all three conservative justices nominated by Republican presidents while she has been in office.

Still, with gun control advocates mobilized following February's deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the court may instead take aim at more modest measures, like one that may be headed to the justices from New York City this fall.

Shortly after these reports, Kozinski announced his immediate retirement on December 18 and apologized, saying he had "a broad sense of humor and a candid way of speaking to both male and female law clerks alike". The last justice to retire before him, John Paul Stevens, left the court at 90.

As is tradition, after his meeting Tuesday with McConnell, the nominee will go through Judiciary Committee members before moving onto the broader Senate. Breyer, who turns 80 in August, was asked last week during an appearance in Colorado if he was contemplating retirement.

On Monday, however, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was already talking as though a third Trump nominee is assured. Their certainty - and outrage - that one man will have the power to dispense rights they view to be nonexistent, and dispense with others they consider inalienable, only shores up a fact that the left will nearly never admit: the federal government has far too much power.

"People kept talking about different names", Trump said of speculation about who might be next to leave the court. Do they think if they blocked Kavanaugh, Trump would name a moderate? "That was shocking to people, so you never know what's going to happen".

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