Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin comes out against Supreme Court nominee

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with US President Donald

"With his pick of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has done everything in his power to push the Supreme Court into the world of ultra-conservatism", said Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Speaking to reporters, she said, "The healthcare issues are very important to me".

"I think immigration is going to be dominating. and [the] economy and those kinds of things will sort of reset".

President Donald Trump named Brett Kavanaugh, a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9.

If confirmed by the Senate, Brett Kavanaugh would replace Anthony Kennedy, the justice he clerked for 25 years ago.

Democrats have had an advantage in enthusiasm over the past year, but a high court fight could offset that advantage, producing larger Republican Senate gains in November and possibly minimizing Democratic gains in the House.

"President Trump vowed he'd never let the NRA down, and with the Kavanaugh pick, he chose someone whose judicial record demonstrates a risky view of the Second Amendment that elevates gun rights above public safety".

Democratic strategist Jim Manley noted, "This is one argument that unites the (Democratic) caucus".

In addition, the New York Democrat said, the nominee's writings reveal an expansive view of presidential authority that is ominous in the Trump era.

According to this system, the only judge more conservative than Kavanaugh is Justice Clarence Thomas.

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.

A Kavanaugh confirmation would spell a decisive shift to the right for the top judicial body.

Despite Kavanaugh's qualifications, some Democrats have already expressed opposition. Plus, Flake's predecessor in the Senate, Jon Kyl, will be guiding Kavanaugh through the confirmation process. Like the other Democrats on this list, Jones has not ruled out voting for Kavanaugh like many in his party have.

The same Red-State Democrats who voted for Gorsuch will likely also vote for Kavanaugh.

Great America PAC and Great America Alliance will next week launch a campaign to confirm Kavanaugh built around cable television, radio and digital ads in seven states that were won by Trump in 2016 and where Democratic senators are campaigning for reelection. Simultaneously, interest groups both for and against the nominee will be putting pressure on senators and trying to activate the public. "His introduction of that concept, I believe, appeared to lay the foundation for what ultimately became John Roberts' opinion to which the majority of the Supreme Court Justices joined to uphold ObamaCare".

The Supreme Court's Catholic majority stands in contrast to the presidency - only one USA president, John F. Kennedy, has been Catholic - and the overall composition of the country: In 2014, about 20 percent of Americans identified as Catholic.



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