Brett Kavanaugh and the Midterm Effect

12 July, 2018, 16:00 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • US Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after being nominated by US President Donald Trump

This scenario is awful for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and Trump favorably or risk alienating their Democratic supporters by playing a direct role in the confirmation of a judge that many rank-and-file Democrats find wholly unacceptable.

Kavanaugh is also a robust supporter of the executive power of the presidency - so much so that Democrats warn that Trump wants Kavanaugh on the bench as a check against possible legal action against him, including potential subpoenas related to special prosecutor Robert Mueller's probe. Republicans control the chamber, and they are eager to play a role in firming up the court's conservative majority to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a swing vote. "It's not. And Brett understands that".

Starr placed Kavanaugh in charge of investigating the suicide of former Clinton aide Vincent Foster, and some accounts say Kavanaugh pushed Starr to take a hard line in questioning Clinton about the Monica Lewinsky affair, according to the Washington Post.

In 2009, Kavanaugh floated the idea that presidents should be immune from criminal and civil charges while in office because of the pressures of leading the nation.

Local politicians, activists and others participate in a protest in Union Square to support a woman's right to choose and to denounce President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh as his nomination to the Supreme Court on July 10, 2018, in New York City.

While the federal financial reporting requirements do not mandate that home values be included on the disclosure forms, the Yahoo! report said that Kavanaugh and his wife paid $1.2 million for their home in 2006. "But we were operating under a law that said this is what the independent counsel's job is, so that's what we did", Leipold said. "A solid conservative who interprets the law, who won't make the law".

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Kavanaugh's writings already have been cited in Supreme Court rulings, as in a 2013 decision preventing certain U.S. lawsuits against foreign corporations alleged to be responsible for human-rights abuses overseas and a 2015 decision stopping the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating mercury emissions from coal-fired plants without taking account of costs. "It didn't matter what I thought or what Brett thought in particular".

"If you're intent on him being a bad guy, there's ways you can characterize practically anything - that it was all part of a strategy, a clever move, or purely partisan ends". I don't think that's who he is.

I think he seems to be a very fine person of high moral standards, a family person who's very involved in his community, has all the right qualities. "He cared about the details". The value of residences is not subject to disclosure, and Shah added that Kavanaugh has a government retirement account worth almost half a million dollars that also was not required to be disclosed. "If we said something, by golly, we needed to dig back through the boxes of grand jury transcripts to make sure that's exactly what was said".

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an umbrella coalition of more than 200 civil rights organisations in the USA, likened Kavanaugh to Trump, a property tycoon, saying "he would protect the rights of the wealthy and powerful over the rights of all".

"I understand people won't like him because of the way he's likely to rule on certain issues".

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