Brewer says McCain won't resign as Senate moves to confirm Kavanaugh

Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight

Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight

"Judge Kavanaugh has also written some troubling things about environmental protections, consumer protections, and common-sense gun safety laws - all of which should be carefully examined by this Senate and by the American people before we have any hearings", Schumer said. Republicans control the chamber, and they are eager to play a role in firming up the court's conservative majority to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a swing vote.

Kavanaugh, 53, has been a judge on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C. since 2006.

She and the other Democrats on this list all turned down invites from the White House to attend Kavanaugh's announcement, which was widely viewed as a symbolic effort to keep their independence in this process.

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee is kicking his closed-door meetings with senators into high gear Wednesday, all as the parameters of the fight over his nomination start to settle in around him.

Like many judges, he's often dodged on Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case affirming the right to privacy and access to abortion. Speaking to reporters, she said, "The healthcare issues are very important to me". He said he would work to defeat Kavanaugh, in his words, "with everything I have".

WEDDINGTON: It was basically that there was a right of privacy that made it possible for women to make the decision about whether to continue or terminate a pregnancy.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen.

When Trump finally tapped Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy, McConnell resorted to changing procedural rules so he could be approved by a simple majority instead of the traditional 60-40 threshold. By your understanding, what were the legal principles that guided him in that case? And I think they have, also, a right.

Other Democrats are anxious about Kavanaugh's written opinion that a President should not face legal action for a crime while in office. It made it much more hard, with conditions about what the room had to look like and what the - how wide the hallways had to be and all kinds of things.

Ingraham said that Democrats will create "viral drama" in order to turn out their base and "slash away" at a "perfectly competent" pick like Kavanaugh. But we have too much evidence of justices' preferences shifting over time (see Justices Blackmun and Stevens for recent examples) to make reliable inferences 20 or 30 years out.

Separate from the disclosure forms, the White House said that between Kavanaugh's retirement account balance of $400,000 to $500,000, and the equity in his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, he has about an additional million dollars in wealth. If you think he's pro-civil rights in general, you may want to consider: Advocates warn that his record on voting rights isn't ideal, an ominous sign given that this issue may land before the Supreme Court in coming years.

WEDDINGTON: Under the court's decision, privacy is not meant to be a one-state deal. "The girls on the team call me 'Coach K'".

Schumer is talking a good game on blocking Kavanaugh now.

The attorney says without question the high court will be moving further to the right when it comes to respecting the Constitution and the First Amendment.

They would once again have an enthusiasm edge over Republicans, who could no longer make the midterms a referendum on the Supreme Court and would tend to feel as if they had won the war, not just a single battle.