US President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a tumultuous confirmation battle over the future direction of the nation's highest court.
When Kavanaugh came to the microphone, he laid out his judicial philosophy, saying a judge "must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law" and interpret "the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent". Reporters saw Kavanaugh leave the U.S. District Court of Appeals earlier in the day in what seemed to be a White House motorcade.
He added: "Throughout legal circles he's considered a judge's judge, a true thought leader among his peers".
"He's a brilliant jurist with a clear and effective writing style, universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time".
In the days leading up to Trump's announcement, some conservatives were concerned Mr Kavanaugh would not be far enough to the right on certain issues including abortion and health care.
"I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice - Will be announced tonight at 9:00 P.M", the president tweeted.
The Democratic senator Kamala Harris of California said: "Judge Brett Kavanaugh represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise of equality and so I will oppose his nomination to the supreme court".
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What is nearly certain - and those across the political spectrum agree - is that Kavanaugh's selection will spark a major confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority and opposition Democrats say they will fight to prevent the high court from swinging further to the right. The two Democrats cited Kavanaugh's written opinion that a president should not be subject to civil litigation or criminal prosecution while in office in opposing his nomination. "Judge Kavanaugh clearly understands the proper role of a judge is to interpret the law as it is written and apply the law impartially".
"It will be very hard for Democrats particularly those in red states to vote against him, except for rank political motives", said Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director at the Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative legal organization. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Kavanaugh will begin making the rounds on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, accompanied by former Sen.
Recently, he said he wouldn't ask any potential nominees about Roe during interviews.
Kennedy had voted to preserve the core principles of the high court's 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade.
Democrats had announced their opposition to his nomination before President Trump's announcement.
With Republicans hoping to confirm a justice before the court resumes its session in October, as well as prior to the upcoming midterm congressional election in November, many perceived the timing as critical. Both senators backed Gorsuch's nomination. He served for two years as Senior Associate Counsel and Associate Counsel to the President.
Since the operation started, the area outside the cave's entrance has filled with media, volunteers and onlookers. Authorities had closely guarded the details of the boys' condition, who will be monitored in hospital for a week.
Authorities say that Clooney was not seriously injured and confirm he was released from the hospital a short time later. Sardinia is a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea and is over 500 miles from Clooney's villa in Lake Como.
George Clooney has been injured after a motorcyle he was riding collided with a pickup truck in Sardinia, Italian media reports. The 57-year-old was travelling to the set of his new TV show Catch 22 in Costa Corallina when a vehicle turned and struck him.
The Queen looked well after skipping Prince Louis's Christening on Monday, following a busy week in Scotland last week. Led by the Queen , the royals were attending a service to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
It follows her husband and their four daughters being involved in a traffic accident which left all family members dead. The pickup truck had two people inside who were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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The prime minister had planned to depart for Europe and the Middle East, but those plans reportedly have been canceled. Residents grieve as they return to scenes of devastation in Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
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