How Does A Case Get To The Supreme Court?

Laverne Mann
July 14, 2018

While the White House was successful for the most part in keeping President Donald Trump's SCOTUS pick under wraps for the past two weeks, Trump was essentially decided on his nominee after Justice Anthony Kennedy told him he would retire in a meeting, Politico reported.

"After reviewing this nominee's record, I know why powerful special interests in Washington selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to work on the Supreme Court for them, not the people of Wisconsin", she said.

Judge Kavanaugh's former law clerks said they're well aware "that women in the workplace still face challenges, inequality, and even harassment". "The stakes are high for the LGBT community".

Republicans control the Senate with a 51-49 majority. The official said Trump decided on Kavanaugh because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read.

"I think a thing that concerns me from some of his writings that the president shouldn't be distracted by criminal law or investigations of the president", Leahy said. Protesters filled the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Those issues will be central to a heated fight among Democrats to persuade moderate Republicans and moderates in their own party to oppose Kavanaugh.

Republicans hold a slight majority in the Senate and were able past year to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

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The majority of Americans support Roe V. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that established the legal right to an abortion, a new poll has found.

Liberal organization Demand Justice said it will launch a $5 million campaign urging a vote against Kavanaugh, with efforts aimed at three red-state Democrats - Manchin, Indiana's Joe Donnelly and North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp - as well as Republican Sens. Trump signed Kavanaugh's nomination papers Monday evening in the White House residence.

"Clearly, Democrats have already lined up", Pickerill noted. "I'm going to look at all the findings and records he's ruled on", he said of Kavanaugh, adding "the more information, the better it's going to be" when asked about releasing Kavanaugh's emails from when he worked in the Bush administration. "And when I was in college I can tell you that I encountered many, many, many young women who were desperate to find abortions - this was before Roe v Wade".

The Senate rejected his confirmation 58-42. The court's ruling in her favor was based on a constitutional principle, he wrote, "as novel as it is wrong: a new right for unlawful immigrant minors in U.S. Government detention to obtain immediate abortion on demand".

At the same time, Republicans are urging a half dozen Democratic senators, largely those who are up for re-election in Trump-won states, to back the president's choice.

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