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As of Wednesday morning, Kavanaugh is scheduled to meet with Republican Sens. Those included a number of disputed cases, including ones supporting same-sex marriage and a woman's right to an abortion.

Later, though, in a 2009 Minnesota law review article, Kavanaugh expressed misgivings about the way the investigation unfolded, arguing that a president should not have to face civil lawsuits or investigations during his time in office because they would be "time-consuming and distracting", the Post said. "We did prepare a press release in advance because we knew that all the people on Trump's nominee list would strip protections for nearly every marginalized group in the United States for years to come".

Grassley said the Senate could vote on the nominee by later September or early October.

American Bridge, a liberal political action committee that raised almost $20 million in the last election, reportedly sent one of its political researchers to the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas this week to comb through its voluminous archives for any troubling information about Kavanaugh's five years as a staff secretary and aide to the former president.

"Anyone who doubts Kavanaugh's bona fides should keep in mind: this president has an exceptional track record on the judiciary", says FRC's Tony Perkins.

While Kavanaugh was meeting with senators, environmental groups slammed his record on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which handles many regulatory cases. He said it's different with mid-term elections. Most Democrats, on the other hand, oppose him.

The opposite is true of Republican Sen. It is likely to be one of the more important decisions of his presidency. Pennsylvania is not among the ten states with a pre-Roe abortion ban still on the books, and pro-abortion Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf has said he would veto a new ban, so there is now no abortion prohibition Zappala would be called to enforce.

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But when the Supreme Court had the shot to decide the issue in 2015, it declined. Sometimes, explains Perkins, Roberts appears to have sworn to uphold Supreme Court precedent - not the Constitution.

Republicans and independents voted for Collins in her 2014 election in large majorities of 97% and 69%, respectively. "You could have four and you could even have five".

But according to PRRI's American Values Atlas, in 2014, ME had the 3rd highest support for legal abortion in the U.S. - with 67% who said it should be legal in most or all cases, following New Hampshire (73%) and Vermont (69%).

If McCaskill, Heitkamp, Donnelly and Manchin vote against confirmation and the GOP comes up a single vote short, each one of the vulnerable Democrats becomes the "deciding" vote against a conservative, well-credentialed Supreme Court nominee who was selected by a president popular with Republicans. Casey stated on Monday that he wouldn't support the nominee for the Supreme Court, according to the Pennsylvania lawmaker's office.

However, given his past experience, and the role of the Federalist Society in vetting the nominees on the short list, I would be surprised to see Judge Kavanaugh's positions change dramatically if he is confirmed.

Casey is up for re-election in the fall midterms, with every poll done between him and Republican Lou Barletta showing Casey with an advantage.

He also took part in legal action over the vote recount in the state of Florida during the 2000 presidential election. Sixteen percent said that their vote isn't relevant to Trump and his policies.