WaPo: Could this major (league) scandal sink Kavanaugh nomination?

We may never know Brett Kavanaugh’s real opinion on ‘Roe v. Wade

President Trump announced his pick for his Supreme Court nomination on Monday night, tapping Brett Kavanaugh for the position.

Great America PAC and Great America Alliance will next week launch a campaign to confirm Kavanaugh built around cable television, radio and digital ads in seven states that were won by Trump in 2016 and where Democratic senators are campaigning for reelection.

But despite extraordinary pressure already heaped on Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski by liberal groups, and Democrats who warn that confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh could spell disaster for women's rights and health care, the pair have given little indication that they will reject him. He said the attacks on Kavanaugh, which in the media have included attacks on his first name and his ethnicity, are an "extreme" distortion of his record.

"People kept talking about different names", Trump said of speculation about who might be next to leave the court.

The system assigns a score to Supreme Court justices based on their voting patterns; for federal appeals court judges, like Kavanaugh, scores are based on the ideologies of the presidents and senators who nominated them.

Starr spoke to the Gray Television Washington News Bureau about how he recruited Kavanaugh to his law firm over 20 years ago.

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Meanwhile, newcomer Godless and comedy blowout GLOW also helped Netflix's numbers soar with 12 and 10 nominations apiece. To its credit, though, HBO did receive the nothing-to-snuff-at sum of 108 noms this year, down from last year's 111.

Democrats will continue to argue that Kavanaugh's confirmation imperils Roe V Wade and reproductive rights.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy had a hand in some of the most important environmental law cases in recent history.

He said if he's chair of the judiciary committee before the 2020 election, he would not move forward with any Supreme Court nominees, following the tradition set. Baldwin, like other Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh, cited concerns that abortion could be banned as a reason to not support him.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY has already said of Kavanaugh that he'd "oppose him with everything I've got", and signaled Wednesday that Democrats would be vetting not only Kavanaugh's record on the bench but also his work as an official in the George W. Bush White House and for the special prosecutor during Bill Clinton's presidency. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority. "But I just wanted to highlight that to him", Sullivan said. Now, it is not my place to say whether that should be a majority vote or what the Senate calls-in Washington speak-a cloture vote that requires sixty votes for something to happen. She said the governor had "every opportunity" and the power to "fully protect a woman's right to access safe, legal abortion", but instead helped keep Republicans in control of the state Senate, where the bills have stalled for several years.

"I am here tonight because I'm a United States senator", Sen.

"I don't think that's going to happen", she said.

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