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Opinion In Kavanaugh, Trump Found Another Judge Who Will Kiss the Ring

18:36  11 july  2018
18:36  11 july  2018 Source:   nymag.com

Trump mulls Supreme Court choice from 2 or 3 candidates

  Trump mulls Supreme Court choice from 2 or 3 candidates President Donald Trump is mulling his choice for Supreme Court justice. The president, who is at his private golf club in New Jersey, says he has narrowed his choice to "three or two." Ahead of a Monday night announcement from the East Room in the White House, the president told reporters he was focused on four people and "of the four people I have it down to three or two." He was having dinner Friday night with Vice President Mike Pence, who has also been meeting with the finalists.

President Donald Trump watches his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh speak after his nomination announcement in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images.

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When Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination was pending Senate confirmation and there was fear inside the White House that the president might be waffling on him, the justice-in-waiting sent a letter to his taskmaster, hoping to win back his graces and maybe avert a replacement nomination. “Your address to Congress was magnificent,” Gorsuch wrote to Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported in December, basing its account in interviews with 11 sources. “And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice, and mention me. My teenage daughters were cheering the TV!” No missive expressing devotion to a Republican president is complete without an exclamation point and a nod to the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia.

Dem senator: Trump's Supreme Court pick shows he's 'terrified of Robert Mueller'

  Dem senator: Trump's Supreme Court pick shows he's 'terrified of Robert Mueller' Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on Monday laid into President Trump for nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, saying he did so to protect himself in the ongoing Russia probe. Merkley suggested Trump picked Kavanaugh because of the judge's past writings that argue a president should be shielded from ongoing investigations.

Key Republican swing vote announces in floor speech that she will vote to confirm Trump ’s Manchin said he had “reservations”, but added, “I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Jeff Flake of Arizona, another closely watched Republican, voted to advance Kavanaugh .

New York magazine, in a story entitled “ In Kavanaugh , Trump found another judge who will kiss the ring ,” echoed the Times’ assessment of Kavanaugh ’s legal upbringing: “Everything U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh has worked on in this life prepared him for this moment, and there was no way he

Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s choice to succeed outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy, also wasted no time in kissing the ring. “Throughout this process, I’ve witnessed firsthand your appreciation for the vital role of the American judiciary,” Kavanaugh declared Monday night, asserting facts not in evidence. With his benefactor looming behind him, he continued with this bit of sycophantic hyperbole: “No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination.”

Everything U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh has worked on in this life prepared him for this moment, and there was no way he was going to mess it up. From attending Georgetown Preparatory School with Gorsuch — they graduated two years apart — to later reuniting in the chambers of Justice Kennedy, for whom the two of them served as judicial clerks, destiny and deep fealty to Republican causes groomed Kavanaugh for such a time as this. Serendipity could soon find him, if his handlers play their cards right, alongside his high school classmate back in those marbled halls — a Washington institution conservatives have long sought to dominate and shape in their own image. Their greatest hopes of all these years — on seeing Roe v. Wade overruled once and for all, on weakening the administrative state, on making the president the lord of every corner of the Executive branch — now rest with Kavanaugh, who no one really doubts will be a faithful soldier. Just as no one really doubted that Gorsuch would play ball on the right wing’s nearest and dearest issues.

McConnell to meet with Trump's Supreme Court pick Tuesday

  McConnell to meet with Trump's Supreme Court pick Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will meet with Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court pick, on Tuesday as he begins to build support on Capitol Hill. Kavanaugh will meet with McConnell and Vice President Pence at 11:15 a.m., according to guidance from the White House. The meeting comes after Trump announced on Monday night that he would nominate Kavanaugh-currently a judge on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit- to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Hours later, the Maine senator, who is one of the handful of crucial swing votes in Kavanaugh 's confirmation battle, said she would vote "I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court," she said. This does not mean that unwanted sexual contact

“They don’t care who they hurt, who they have to run over in order to get power and control and Trump did not directly criticise the West Virginia Democrat on Kavanaugh . Instead he painted him as a Instead, Trump focused his ire over Kavanaugh ’s nomination towards all Democrats, telling the

Consider Kavanaugh’s performative dissent in a court order upholding a lower-court ruling that cleared the way for a detained undocumented teen to end her pregnancy. During the emergency hearing in that case, which Kavanaugh presided over, he warned that he was wary of issuing a “sweeping constitutional ruling” — never mind that that wasn’t what his court had been asked to do. Over his protestations, the full D.C. Circuit, in due time, sided with the teen. Kavanaugh was not pleased. “The majority’s decision represents a radical extension of the Supreme Court’s abortion jurisprudence,” he complained, suggesting that noncitizens — who are very much entitled to the auspices of the Constitution, even when in custody — aren’t entitled “to obtain immediate abortion on demand.” Never mind that she’d already complied with all the requirements of Texas law. (In his defense, maybe the judge wasn’t aware that the government official overseeing minors in immigration detention is a religious fundamentalist who had taken it upon himself to dissuade pregnant teenagers from exercising any meaningful choice.)

Santorum on Kavanaugh: Trump bowed to Washington elite

  Santorum on Kavanaugh: Trump bowed to Washington elite Rick Santorum said Monday that President Donald Trump "bowed to the elite in Washington" by picking Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. "Well, I think that Donald Trump said he was going to energize the base with this pick. I don't think he did that," the Republican former Pennsylvania senator and CNN political commentator told Chris Cuomo on CNN's "Cuomo PrimeTime." Kavanaugh has been dubbed a Washington insider, having worked in both Bush administrations, and is currently a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit.

While some found Judge Kavanaugh ’s college drinking unexceptional, nearly a dozen Another former classmate, Dr. Elizabeth Swisher, now a gynecologic oncologist in Seattle, said it Friends and colleagues who have known Judge Kavanaugh in his post-college years said he drank beer socially

As the risk that Judge Kavanaugh ’s nomination could collapse has mounted — a new allegation of sexual misconduct published by The New Yorker on His tweet drew a backlash from Senator Susan Collins of Maine, one of a few moderate Republicans whose votes will determine whether Judge

In this and a number of controversies landing before his court, which holds significant sway over the executive branch, Kavanaugh seemed to have been performing for an audience of one: the Republican president who would one day appoint him to the highest judicial perch in the land. In his writings on and off the bench, he has embraced an unfettered view of executive power, supreme over strictures that may protect the government from itself, if not wholly from any meaningful judicial review. “Kavanaugh has been the creature and servant of political power all his days,” Garrett Epps, a constitutional scholar, wrote in The Atlantic. “It would be the height of folly to expect that, having attained his lifetime’s ambition of a seat on the Supreme Court, he will become anything else.”

The glaring exception, of course, is administrative agencies, where Kavanaugh, in tune with Gorsuch and the conservative legal establishment, has sounded amenable to exercising aggressive judicial oversight over what he sees as merely an amalgam of unelected bureaucrats trampling on our cherished liberties. But the freedom to breathe clean air? No deference should be afforded there, or any other area where the government has been delegated statutory authority, but where Kavanaugh’s conception of an unruly deep state makes it clear to him that the judiciary has the last word. He’s an “anti-administravist” in the formalistic sense where Steve Bannon may be in a Trumpian sense.

Donald Trump says he did not discuss abortion with Brett Kavanaugh

  Donald Trump says he did not discuss abortion with Brett Kavanaugh President Donald Trump praises Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while Democrats plan to oppose him over the abortion issue."No, I haven't, I really haven't," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a week-long trip to Europe.

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People like Brett Kavanaugh , who as legal commentator Jonathan Turley informed us in The Hill “has long been viewed as someone actively groomed for the New York magazine, in a story entitled “ In Kavanaugh , Trump found another judge who will kiss the ring ,” echoed the Times’ assessment of

As sterling as Kavanaugh’s pedigree and credentials are, his confirmation won’t be a walk in the park. That James Bopp, one of the conservative legal architects behind the anti-Roe campaign, was opposed to Kavanaugh is an interesting twist in a nominating process that has been beset by indecision. And don’t think for a moment that Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will rush the confirmation process. A stickler for process with an abiding respect for Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat in the committee, he won’t hold a vote until every senator is satisfied and every piece of paper in Kavanaugh’s voluminous record has been turned over and examined.

The going may get rough as we learn more about Kavanaugh — his paper trail, his connections, and exactly how the White House jockeyed to add him to Trump’s shortlist at the last minute. We’ll be getting a clearer sense of the man who seems likely not so much to fill Kennedy’s shoes as throw them out and walk the Supreme Court right to where conservatives want it to be. When Kennedy announced his retirement, I called it a surrender of sorts to Trump. Kavanaugh’s prime-time unveiling makes it clear that he’s picking up right where his former boss left off.

Liberals attack Brett Kavanaugh for 'frat boy' name .
The latest line of attack from liberals against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is knocking the judge for his “frat boy”-sounding first name. “We'll be D***ED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights,” the influential pro-choice organization NARAL tweeted Tuesday.Comedian Stephen Colbert of CBS’ “The Late Show” also mocked Kavanaugh’s name.“Now I don’t know much about Kavanaugh, but I’m skeptical because his name is Brett,” Colbert said during the monologue on his show Tuesday.

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