Women's March slammed for goof in statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Women's March slammed for goof in statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

But Kavanaugh's record complicates the Democrats' initial desire to focus exclusively on abortion rights.

She was one of three Democrats to support Justice Neil Gorsuch in his Supreme Court confirmation process previous year, increasing the likelihood that she will also go for Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh served as staff secretary - a role that put him in contact with practically every piece of paper that would cross the President's desk. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who was in the White House during the president's news conference.

That insider status can help Kavanaugh win over the Washington elite and secure enough Senate votes to avoid an embarrassing loss for Trump. Already, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is running online ads in ME and Alaska pressuring Collins and Murkowski to oppose Kavanaugh. "In law school I learned that no person is above the law".

To get moderates in both parties, Kavanaugh must give some assurances on protecting the right to an abortion under Roe v. Wade as well as health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. It's unclear what evidence there is for that, other than Trump's promise to appoint anti-abortion judges.

Starr says Kavanaugh is in his thoughts and prayers as he meets with senators on Capitol Hill and prepares for his confirmation hearing. "Throughout his judicial career, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a strong commitment to upholding the law, rather than legislating from the bench".

If Roe is overturned, that could set off a chain reaction that upends this critical foundation behind other landmark cases - both those that came before and those that came after. He supported releasing the girl to a sponsor, where she could obtain an abortion if she chose to do so and leave the government out of it.

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While Kavanaugh, 53, was framed as the more "establishment" conservative pick of the other candidates, various Republicans had phoned Trump last week to voice their objections over his potential nomination, including about a 2011 opinion where he declined to rule the Obamacare health insurance mandate as unconstitutional.

The focus is on GOP Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska made clear that while they're both in the earliest of stages of reviewing Kavanaugh's record, they both find him to be "qualified" for the position. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is outworking him on Hispanic outreach, and he's beating Nelson with older voters who are more likely to turnout in November.

Striking down Roe would immediately outlaw abortion in states where pre-Roe anti-abortion laws are technically still on the books. Kavanaugh sided with a religious group that objected to having to notify their insurer or the federal government if they wanted an exemption. The full Senate must approve Kavanaugh's nomination before he can replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement at the end of June. About 10 key senators - two or three Republicans and a half dozen Democrats - are facing intense pressure over their votes. "Because he has written and spoken prolifically on many issues of deep concern, we believe his positions merit close scrutiny". The president has faced allegations of sexual harassment and remains under investigation for obstruction of justice in the Russian Federation election meddling investigation.

Murkowski has deftly managed her relationship with the Trump administration, maintaining her independence but also courting it when it benefits Alaska.

The report took a more liberal approach to the definition of obstruction of justice, but after seeing the toll that investigations can take on presidents, Kavanaugh rescinded his approach and now argues that presidents should be exempt from criminal prosecutions and civil suits.

For the group, that includes also sending staff to Kavanaugh's alma mater, Yale, and the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas due to Kavanaugh's work on the independent counsel's office investigating President Bill Clinton.

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