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

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets

"But we were operating under a law that said this is what the independent counsel's job is, so that's what we did", Leipold said.

Kavanaugh said the question of whether a president can be indicted in office is debatable.

But that's all the more reason, he warned Democrats, not to let their opposition get out of hand.

Robert Mueller reportedly is among those who believes a president can not be indicted when in office.

He has ruled on hundreds of cases and contributed to prosecutor Kenneth Starr's report into president Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, which outlined grounds for Clinton's impeachment.

Kavanaugh disappointed social conservatives in a 2017 case involving a pregnant teenage immigrant in federal custody who wanted an abortion. He was more empathetic to how a prosecution could interfere with presidential duties.

"Trump has been unequivocal that he intends to appoint a justice who will overturn Roe v wade", said Clarke.

Democrats will continue to argue that Kavanaugh's confirmation imperils Roe V Wade and reproductive rights.

Bartholet, a former lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and founder of the Legal Action Center in NY, stressed that she was basing her comments on Kavanaugh's judicial record - not his time at Harvard. Plus, Kavanaugh has a conservative record on abortion, but he has also testified to the Senate in the past that he would respect Roe. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned $25,000 as a visiting fellow to Stanford University past year.

Not a low-energy Bush staffer.

Trump attending second day of meetings at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
After meeting with Merkel later Wednesday, Trump claimed to have a "very, very good" relationship with the German leader. "We had a very intense summit", Merkel told reporters after the session.

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, told Al Jazeera that his organisation's immediate call of action would be to "have its members across the USA express their views to senators in their states and urge them to oppose this nomination". But that didn't stop him from nominating Bush staffer Kavanaugh.

A graduate of a Jesuit high school and an active member of a local Catholic church, Kavanaugh stressed his faith in his remarks at the White House on Monday and acknowledged Enzler and Catholic Charities.

The perch of a Supreme Court seat can provide additional sources of income.

What were the Democrats thinking?

Schumer is talking a good game on blocking Kavanaugh now. Republicans hope to have Kavanaugh confirmed by the start of the court's session in October.

Other Democrats are anxious about Kavanaugh's written opinion that a President should not face legal action for a crime while in office.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to tell Democrats that if they want to have a Supreme Court pick, they should "WIN ELECTIONS!"

"In doing so, Kavanaugh invoked Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes and the lessons of the court in the early 20th century: "(H) istory and precedent counsel caution before reaching out to decide hard constitutional questions too quickly, especially when the underlying issues are of lasting significance. "All that changes for me is that we now have a nominee", she said. Do they think if they blocked Kavanaugh, Trump would name a moderate?

The Democrats are going to make a lot of noise about blocking Kavanaugh, to appease party progressives ahead of midterms, knowing full well they won't stop Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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