What does Trump's Supreme Court pick mean for abortion in Minnesota?

Posted July 14, 2018

"A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law", Brett Kavanaugh was eager to say when he was introduced the other night by President Trump.

Grassley said a speedy confirmation wasn't necessarily the goal. And he wasn't the only red state Democrat to say so.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, whose panel will hold Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing and eventually vote on whether his nominee should be referred to the full Senate, said he expects the consideration process to be "thorough". After a stint in private practice, Kavanaugh then joined the George W. Bush White House as an associate counsel and then as an assistant to the president.

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Kavanaugh, who has been a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since 2006, has had a large amount of credit card debt for more than a decade, ranging between $60,000 and $200,000, per The Washington Post.

Later, in a statement provide by her office, Frankel said: "The alarming reality is that we are on the precipice of five men taking us back to the days of coat-hanger medicine, when women were maimed and killed as a result of back alley abortions".

Earlier Wednesday his public disclosure forms for 2017 showed that the federal judge would come to the nation's highest court with only two investments, including a bank account, together worth a maximum of $65,000, along with the balance on a loan of $15,000 or less. There's practically no chance of the Democrats winning back a majority in the Senate if even one of these senators loses their seat. "The ramifications of this battle will last a generation or more", he said.

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Some Democrats may be bailing on Senate Minority Leader Sen. Those who disapprove are more likely to cite Trump as the main factor ― 56 percent say they don't trust Trump with the nomination, while just 34 percent say their opposition lies mostly with Kavanaugh himself.

"As a point of comparison, look at Bob Casey who is also up for re-election in the Trump-won state of Pennsylvania". Both liberal and conservative activists believe Kavanaugh would be more reliably conservative on those and other issues. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to oppose any nominee who threatens Roe v. Wade. The signatories accuse the law school of placing its proximity to power and prestige first, and assert 'Judge Kavanaugh's nomination presents an emergency - for democratic life, for our safety and freedom, for the future of our country'.

Judicial Crisis Network began a $1.4 million campaign this week urging senators in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia to confirm Kavanaugh. "So this is a stunning thing to me that is so shocking that we're going to have to allow this to happen". He called Kavanaugh "one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time". And I think what you see there is basically a concern that any government official with prosecutorial power or otherwise needs to be accountable and transparent.

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