Schumer: Trump picked Kavanaugh for protection from Mueller
Schumer: Trump picked Kavanaugh for protection from Mueller
Judge Thomas Hardiman smiles during a meeting with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. | AP
10 July, 2018, 21:56
No deference should be afforded there, or any other area where the government has been delegated authority, but where our laws make it clear the judiciary has the last word.
Speaking on the Senate floor Monday morning, Schumer said Kavanaugh's paperwork 'will be critical to helping Americans understand what kind of judge he will be.' He added that 'if that takes more time, so be it'.
Kavanaugh thanked the president, praising him as the most diligent in searching for excellent judges.
Republicans are eager for conservatives to gain a firm majority on the court. Previous year the president appointed Neil Gorsuch after the Senate refused to consider Barack Obama's nomination, Merrick Garland, to replace the late Antonin Scalia.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, who once held a court seat open for almost a year before the 2016 election to keep former President Barack Obama from filling it, lambasted Democrats for announcing their opposition before Trump had decided on a nominee.
Some Republican senators had favored other options. Kavanaugh faced a long confirmation battle when Bush nominated him to his current post in 2003.
Democrats and liberal advocacy groups quickly lined up in opposition. "I will tell each senator that I revere the Constitution", he said.
Kavanaugh, whose wife and two daughters were with him Monday night, said he was "deeply humbled" by the nomination.
"Senate Democrats were going to put up a fight whoever this was".
Amar's endorsement is remarkable because by his own admission, he strongly supported Hillary Clinton for president as well as President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, whose confirmation was stalled by Republicans.
The Democrats are now pressuring Republicans who support access to abortion services to oppose the nomination. At the top of that list is abortion.
His extensive record on what is widely viewed as the country's second most powerful court and in prior Washington jobs means his appointment promises to attract a barrage of questions during a contentious U.S. Senate confirmation process. Kennedy provided a decisive vote in 2015 on an important fair housing case.
If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace a frequent swing vote on the bench, retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often sided with his liberal colleagues on issues such as abortion, affirmative action and LGBT rights.
He joined the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2006. He served on the team of independent counsel Ken Starr during Starr's investigation of the Clinton White House. He is a Yale Law School graduate.
He wrote a Minnesota law review article in 2009 arguing that presidents should be shielded from criminal investigations and civil lawsuits while in office. That view has particular relevance as special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign played any role in a foreign interference plot.
"I'm deeply honored to be nominated to fill his seat on The Supreme Court", Brett said.
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Monday, and it is unclear how much of the last-minute maneuvering is geared to keeping the president's choice a secret. Kavanaugh worked in the Bush White House as an associate counsel, Staff Secretary and Assistant to the President.
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