Pence Says He Hasn't Spoken With Kavanaugh About Roe v. Wade

Pence Says He Hasn't Spoken With Kavanaugh About Roe v. Wade

Democrats calling President Trump and the GOP to hold off replacing retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy do not have history on their side.

The annual salary in 2018 for a circuit court judge is $220,600, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has vowed to oppose Kavanaugh with every means at his disposal.

Tucson lawyer Paul Gattone has practiced as a civil rights attorney for nearly 30 years in the Old Pueblo.

Political scientists have developed several reliable measures of judicial ideology that place the justices on a single left-to-right scale. "He's expressed hostility to the Affordable Care Act, he's expressed hostility towards worker's rights and the rights of people to organize".

"I really consider Kavanaugh a friend of all the bill of rights provisions, I've studied other opinions of his, so yes, he would be a friend of the Second Amendment", said Stephen Halbrook, a lawyer and Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute.

"Judge Kavanaugh's record shows a deep respect for and strict interpretation of the Constitution", said Sen. In the case of a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant who was seeking an abortion, he dissented from the majority ruling and voted that she shouldn't be allowed to obtain the procedure.

"Although Democrats are still fuming about Judge [Merritt] Garland's failed nomination, the hard truth is that they control neither the presidency nor the Senate; they have limited options", he argued.

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"President Trump as a candidate made it very clear that his priority was to put justices on the court who would correct for the fatal flaw of John Roberts", said Sen.

"I don't concede the point that it's somehow counterproductive to the goal of winning in the midterms to fight like hell to stop Brett Kavanaugh", Fallon said. That includes some vulnerable senators in states that voted for Trump in 2016, including Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska made clear that while they're both in the earliest of stages of reviewing Kavanaugh's record, they both find him to be "qualified" for the position.

The case would then go to the Supreme Court.

Take the issue of abortion, which was a key issue in Jones' upset victory and it's gearing up as a key issue in Kavanaugh's impending nomination.

While Collins has praised Kavanaugh's "impressive credentials", which include a dozen years as a federal judge, she said she would vote against any nominee who is "hostile" to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that cemented the legality of abortions nationwide.

Manchin is a top target for conservative judicial groups, who have vowed to spend millions to try to pressure him and the other Democrats on this list to support Kavanaugh.

But when the Supreme Court had the shot to decide the issue in 2015, it declined.

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