How will Florida women fare after President Trump picks a SCOTUS nominee?

How will Florida women fare after President Trump picks a SCOTUS nominee?

How will Florida women fare after President Trump picks a SCOTUS nominee?

And Franklin doesn't think evangelical ardor for Trump will die down now that their goal of a conservative majority on the court seems to have been achieved: "If anything, it throws fuel on the fire".

Prior to his time as a judge he oversaw an investigation into the death of a deputy counsel for President Bill Clinton. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has some reservations about Kavanaugh, including his decisions on healthcare and his work in Bush's White House. After that he became a staff secretary for Bush, often traveling with the president.

But to many evangelical voters, that was their goal all along, and they were celebrating Monday night, feeling it was one big step closer.

FAMILY - Wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh; two daughters. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1990 and Yale College in 1987.

Still, Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, a member of the Republican leadership, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the Senate "can confirm any of the four names being mentioned".

Kavanaugh told the president as he took the microphone to accept his nomination that he was "grateful to you" and "humbled by your confidence in me". "If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case".

Others, however, perceived time was of the essence.

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The confirmation process is expected to dominate Washington ahead of November's mid-term elections, with the Republicans holding a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate. Three Democratic senators who voted for Gorsuch - Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of IN and Joe Manchin of West Virginia - are up for re-election IN states Trump won handily IN 2016. Democratic senators running for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016 will face pressure to back his nominee.

His appointment will not change the ideological tilt of a court that already has a 5-4 conservative majority, but he could nevertheless shift the bench further right.

Trump and McConnell have been in frequent contact since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he would be stepping down from the court.

Barrett has been somewhat dismissive of the notion of following Supreme Court precedents, the doctrine known as stare decisis. "This is partially due to the cases it has been asked to decide, such as the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and it is partially due to the divided nature of American politics". His boosters, sensing this weekend that Hardiman could be ascending on the president's list, have been busy making phone calls to friends in Trump's inner circle.

Kavanaugh dissented in 2017 when his appeals court declined to reconsider its decision upholding "net neutrality" regulations implemented under Obama - and later rescinded under Trump - requiring internet providers to guarantee equal access to all web content. But four Democrats from states Trump won in 2016 voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year, leaving the Republicans room for error. Kennedy sometimes joined the liberal justices on key rulings on divisive social issues like abortion and gay rights, a practice his replacement may not duplicate.

Another Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, on Sunday assailed Trump's reliance on a list of potential nominees endorsed by the conservative Federalist Society.

Critics accused Trump of outsourcing his selection to the conservative groups. In addition, she is the youngest of the leading candidates, and Trump has said he wants his nominee to serve for decades.

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