Battle begins over Trump’s Supreme Court pick

US President Donald Trump congratulates his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh takes a high-altitude approach, espousing broad constitutional principles.

Donnelly is one of the most vulnerable red-state Democrats, so he may not be able to afford separating himself from Trump on such a consequential vote. He could powerfully influence the country's legal agenda for decades. "But that said, overall he has the foundation where we can expect responsible decisions even on those issues down the road" - should they make it to the Supreme Court level.

Earlier in the day, Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill to meet with key Republican senators as Democrats escalated efforts to block his confirmation.

But: Paul has never said he opposes Kavanaugh, as one of Paul's campaign aides pointed out to Blake on Monday night. But in a sign of unity with Trump, he accepted an invitation to Trump's Monday announcement of Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh's nomination sets the stage for a brutal confirmation battle, a blueprint for which Republicans established in 2016 when they denied a hearing to Merrick Garland, Barack Obama's choice to fill the seat left vacant following the death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia. Bill Clinton, for example, "could have focused on Osama bin Laden without being distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots", Kavanaugh wrote.

The Washington Post's Aaron Blake breaks down, reporters have reason to question Paul's loyalty to this Supreme Court pick. If that number holds, the pressure on her to comply will be enormous.

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Indeed, many commentators have argued that the president "outsourced" the decision to the Federalist Society entirely. Republicans have little margin of error for the final vote unless a few Democrats can be brought onboard.

Republicans hope to have Kavanaugh confirmed by the start of the court's session in October.

Opposition figures wasted no time in assailing Kavanaugh, warning his confirmation would usher in the erosion of civil liberties and long-held rights, while conservatives were quick to drum up support for the nominee.

But Democrats say nothing short of Roe v. Wade is on the line and have cast Kavanaugh as a far-right judge who threatens women's reproductive rights. While Elian's father wanted him back in Cuba, his other relatives believed it was best if he stayed in the US with them. Heitkamp also presented the clearest outline of any Democrat on this list for what she wants to see in a Supreme Court justice: "a true nonideological jurist" in the mold of Kennedy, she has said. "After all, what appears to be obviously correct now can look quite different just a few years down the road". Kavanaugh sided with a religious group that objected to having to notify their insurer or the federal government if they wanted an exemption.

Pausing in his pursuit of Supreme Court robes, nominee Brett Kavanaugh donned a blue apron Wednesday afternoon to help serve meals to the homeless. News report on the Supreme Court nominee's financial forms. The Court's newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, reported assets worth between $3.6 million to $10.5 million in his most recent filings. "If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, women's freedom to make decisions about their bodies, reforms to our health care system, the quality of our air and water, and much more will be at risk".

While Republicans reaffirmed their intention to process the nomination well ahead of the November midterm elections, Democrats argued Kavanaugh's record deserves painstaking scrutiny that must not be rushed.

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