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How Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation could affect Roe v. Wade

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Kavanaugh, 53, has been picked to fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who for years was positioned at the very center of the court, giving him a place of prominence among the nine justices.

"This is a incredibly important appointment maybe one of the most important we'll ever vote on for two reasons". With ailing Republican John McCain unable to vote, they have little wiggle room. News report on the Supreme Court nominee's financial forms. Still, Leahy doesn't talk as though Senate confirmation is a done deal.

Heller is running for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton won.

Covington said Kavanaugh's previous writings on indictments of sitting presidents will be of particular interest to lawmakers. Other senators on this list declined that invite. Jones is already getting pressure from Republicans back home, including a potential challenger in Jones's 2020 reelection, to support Kavanaugh.

Democrats need to all vote as a block and have a few Republicans come over to their side to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation, neither is likely to happen.

But: Jones sounded skeptical of Kavanaugh in an initial statement, saying he'll thoroughly vet Kavanaugh's background.

Chris Coons said at a press conference Tuesday along with other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

No matter the top issue, Democrats will have a hard time derailing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. "I will be diligent in measuring the record and in undertaking an independent review".

There are five Democrat senators who are up for re-election in November.

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"Kavanaugh has used the bench to undermine access to abortion for women", the Women's March tweeted. Given Kavanaugh has been a reliably conservative judge, this could be a source of friction for Manchin.

"Judge Kavanaugh has written some troubling things about environmental protections, consumer protections, commonsense gun safety laws - all of which should be carefully examined by this Senate and by the American people", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. Trump ended up picking a former clerk of Kennedy's. A CNN article published Monday said Cramer had asked the president not to make "some sort of affirmative action pick".

The White House meanwhile has leaned on them, with Trump meeting separately with the two shortly after Kennedy's resignation announcement. "We did prepare a press release in advance because we knew that all the people on Trump's nominee list would strip protections for nearly every marginalized group in the United States for years to come". Donnelly voted to confirm Gorsuch. "Brett Kavanaugh is the person who initiated the thought process concerning ObamaCare to treat it as a tax", he points out. But for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - whose primary goal is to lock in all 50 present Republicans - Collins and Murkowski certainly haven't raised any significant red flags yet.

Democrats hope two Republicans who back abortion rights, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, will vote against the nominee.

Primus said it's unlikely the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage would be overturned, but speculated that Roe v. Wade is "somewhere between in danger and definitely gone".

Many conservatives have also praised Trump's selection.

The Washington Post reported on his baseball expenditures, which included season tickets for himself. Kavanaugh has taken an aggressive view in favor of executive authority.

But: Paul has never said he opposes Kavanaugh, as one of Paul's campaign aides pointed out to Blake on Monday night.

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