Tennessee Senators Reserve Judgment On Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Tennessee Senators Reserve Judgment On Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Although Trump said during the campaign he would appoint anti-abortion judges who would overturn Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, he said he would not ask candidates about whether they think the ruling should be reversed.

Watch CBN News' FAITH NATION's coverage of the president's announcement. During that tenure, he's proven to be one of the most thorough and thoughtful jurists in America.

For years Kennedy often served as the tie-breaking swing vote between conservatives and liberals on the nine-member bench.

President Donald Trump greets Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House. He also has taken an expansive view of executive power and has favored limits on investigating the president.

Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh - a longtime judge and a former clerk for Kennedy - questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written".

Even if Republicans lose one or two votes, they will likely still be able to confirm the nominee - who is expected to be announced Monday evening - with the support of several Democrats up for re-election in November in states where Trump is overwhelmingly popular.

The list and reports coming from the interviews, however, have given Trump opponents a chance to examine each of the judges on the list and develop potential attacks on the records of each. He was said to be the leading contender in the days after Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced his retirement.

Trump announced Kavanaugh as his pick Monday night on prime-time television.


Two candidates on President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees - federal appeals court Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett - were singled out for praise Sunday by a top legal adviser to the president, indicating they remain prominent in the search. "But in my respectful judgment, deciding the constitutional issues in this case at this time would contravene an important and long-standing federal statute, the Anti-Injunction Act, which carefully limits the jurisdiction of federal courts over tax-related matters". But his supporters cite his experience and wide range of legal opinions. Democrats have vowed to fight for a less conservative nominee, preferably after the midterms, though they don't have much leverage. Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line.

A study shows that the media will frequently label Trump's Supreme Court selection as "conservative".

Some Republican senators had favored other options.

But whether Senate Democrats will stay united in opposition to Kavanaugh also is in question.

"I appreciate the President inviting me to attend tonight's announcement at the WH", Manchin said in the tweet.

Three Democrats who were invited but declined were Sens.

The Judiciary Committee need not approve the nomination for it to advance. But as the first Democrat to represent his state in the Senate since 1992, Jones, who defeated scandal-plagued Republican nominee Roy Moore in a special election last December, is expected to come under considerable pressure in the Supreme Court battle.

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