Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick
Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick
12 July, 2018, 18:45
It sounds like a soundbite from a James Carville hit on CNN's Crossfire in 2002.
"With a Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, we could see reversals of hard-won gains securing equal opportunity in education, employment and housing", the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said in a statement.
As is tradition, after his meeting Tuesday with McConnell, the nominee will go through Judiciary Committee members before moving onto the broader Senate. The two other branches are represented by the presidency and Congress. "And a president who is concerned about an ongoing criminal investigation is nearly inevitably going to do a worse job as president". He proposed that Congress adopt legislation specifying that the president "is not subject to indictment or information under the laws of the United States while he serves as president".
But Kavanaugh is, I believe, a careful and judicious guy and probably has been all along. Booker (D-NJ) have extrapolated his position into "Get Out Of Jail Free".
In terms of its impact on the 2018 midterms, the third scenario, which involves the Senate defeating (or at least delaying) Kavanaugh, looks even worse for Democrats. OK, that gives Trump a total of one votes.
The confirmation hearings are going to make the infamous Robert H. Bork hearings seem like a kumbaya session by comparison. (Thomas was confirmed in 1991, Trump and Ivana split up in 1992).
Trump critics might argue that the other four judges don't have to be corrupt, just authentically conservative.
Democrats also are raising red flags over Kavanaugh's past writing that suggests investigations of sitting presidents are a distraction to executive branch leadership. Well, if it's possible to rule on behalf of Trump for legitimate legal reasons, isn't it also possible that Kavanaugh shares that legitimate view based on his principled jurisprudence?
"This could be the presidency with the most Supreme Court picks of any presidency in history", Trump said during an appearance in Virginia more than a year before becoming president.
This would be the flawless time for Democrats to admit the shortsightedness of their earlier love affair with increased federal government power, and to rediscover the logic behind the separation of powers and limits on government found in the U.S. Constitution.
Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is going to have enough trouble getting all Red-State Democrats to vote against Kavanaugh, let alone getting any Republicans to vote no. In one especially revealing and controversial 2010 case, he and Judge Janice Rogers Brown concluded that, notwithstanding the Hamdi decision, the courts should ignore worldwide law - even the possibility that a detention might violate such law - in construing Congress's authorization of the executive to hold the Guantanamo detainees. "But he'll be able to handle it, and I have every confidence he'll be confirmed", Hatch said. Clinton and Obama, like Trump, found themselves with open seats in their first year and a half in office but never got to fill another opening.
"All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave", the SEAL unit said on its Facebook page , adding all were safe. The footballers still awaiting rescue are about two kilometers further in, at a point very hard to access.
Jamie, of Alleron Bywater, in Yorkshire, got the artwork done after England beat Panama 6-1, claiming he had "an epiphany". Following the team's shock defeat, he told Daily Star Online he was "extremely proud to be English". "I have no regrets".
It is not a state visit, so the President will stay with the U.S. ambassador in London instead of being hosted by the Queen. That led roughly 500,000 people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from entering the Britain.
The head of the rescue team, Narongsak Osottanakorn, revealed yesterday that the cave will be turned into "a living museum". Thailand's junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday said the boys were given a "minor tranquiliser" to keep them calm.
What's next for the App Store? Apple has had a few stumbling blocks along the way and challenges continue to loom on the horizon. Their guidelines weren't clear at times and the approval department became infamous for rejecting apps without much rationale.
Liverpool pulled out of a £53m deal to sign the France global this summer after discovering an old knee issue in his Reds medical. As to whether it's a £50m, £60m Alisson, or another keeper for £20m to fight it out, we don't know.
Mr Trump is hardly likely to catch a glimpse of the six metre giant orange inflatable blimp that depicts him as a screaming baby. From there, Trump and his wife Melania are expected to travel to Windsor to meet Queen Elizabeth.
The four were rescued from the cave on Sunday in a better than expected result against the threat of impending monsoonal rain. Saman Kunan , a 38-year-old former SEAL, died on July 5 while aiding in the perilous rescue mission .
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He is very listened to in the group. "Against Portugal we thought we had won it before the start of the game". Hazard continued: "The French team has done what they have done since Didier Deschamps came in as coach".
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In that event, a few Democrats will probably break ranks and support the nominee in order to enhance their re-election prospects. Kavanaugh was hired as a law clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy in 1993 and was even sworn in by Kennedy as a judge on the D.C.
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