As senators begin the process of vetting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, public disclosure forms show he's not almost as wealthy as numerous justices on the high court. He argued that "the Supreme Court has repeatedly said that the government has permissible interests in favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of the minor, and not facilitating abortion, so long as the government does not impose an undue burden on the abortion decision". But barring some previously unreported damning information on Kavanaugh coming out, President Trump's nominee will be confirmed, and should be.
Political scientists have developed several reliable measures of judicial ideology that place the justices on a single left-to-right scale.
A 2017 report from the Center for Public Integrity said that at least six of the nine justices were millionaires, with Justice Stephen Breyer reporting a minimum net worth of $6.15 million in 2016 and Chief Justice John Roberts a minimum reportable net worth of more than $5 million. The congressman was with the president in Fargo for a rally promoting Cramer's campaign against Heitkamp just hours after Kennedy announced his retirement June 27.
They're mostly conservatives and have been embraced by the GOP majority in the Senate. "Now, of course you don't expect the D.C. circuit judge to know a lot about those laws; much of that goes through the Ninth Circuit".More news: Erdogan assumes new presidential powers, tightening control over Turkey
Al Kauffman, a professor at St. Mary's University School of Law, said Kavanaugh has a pretty good chance at getting confirmed based on his qualifications, but it will be a very close vote. Any future similar fights before Kavanaugh could be meaningful.
The degree to which a paper trail can help and hurt a nominee depends, in part, on what type of writing is available. "He is humble, collegial and cares deeply about the federal courts". "Now do I think he will be a bad jurist on the Supreme Court?" Since its inception in the early 1980s, the Federalist Society has grown in size and influence.
NARAL held a rally at the Capitol on Monday to protest Trump's Supreme Court candidate short list, and there are more demonstrations planned for the summer. A nominee's confirmation may not happen for up to three years. "He has an impressive record that demonstrates his strong support for the Second Amendment", calling for a swift confirmation process.
Kavanaugh has not openly expressed a position on abortion, and tradition suggests he will not during his upcoming confirmation hearing or in meetings with lawmakers. "Ever since I joined the faculty, I have admired him for serving as a teacher and mentor to our students and for hiring a diverse set of clerks, in all respects, during his time on the court".