A senior White House official says President Donald Trump intends to nominate influential conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the balance of the court further to the right.
After endorsing Trump choice Neil Gorsuch past year, Cashman is at it again, this time backing Brett Kavanaugh. The ad will be dispersed on national television and across a number of large digital platforms. It will feature cable and digital advertising in states including Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia. 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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The nominee likely faces a contentious confirmation battle.
The White House reassigned key communications staff last week to focus exclusively on the looming Supreme Court fight. Since 2006, he has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The White House hopes Kyl's close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path for confirmation. But his decision and status as the court's swing vote on a number of social issues left liberals anxious the court would soon become more conservative under Trump's watch.
Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal appeals judge last fall - excited social conservatives with her testimony when questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings past year.
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Facing distrust, Trump promised to pick a Supreme Court justice from a pre-released list of highly qualified, clearly conservative candidates. The president has said he wants a nominee who could serve on the high court for decades.
Conservatives have taken issue with a potential Kavanaugh nomination, with some critics on the right citing his closeness to the Bush 43 administration while others believe he doesn't have a strong enough stance against abortion. He has a solidly conservative record as a judge in cases involving government regulation and the separation of powers, issues that are important to the groups supporting his candidacy.
The appellate court judge's first, well-photographed stop: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office.
By contrast, Senate Republicans were in the majority in 2016, when McConnell and his GOP colleagues blocked President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, for more than nine months, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Kavanaugh is a former clerk to Anthony Kennedy, and was the principle author of the Ken Starr report on Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. While he has yet to reveal his sentiments on the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to abortion access, he was involved with a dispute over whether a pregnant migrant woman who was being held by immigration authorities could receive an abortion in 2017, according to the Los Angeles Times. Democrats occupy 49 seats. Sen.
Trump was reportedly receptive to the idea, though it's unclear whether that will change his decision.