MARTIN: I think it's fair to say Republicans are pretty much thrilled about the potential nominees. And I believe this person will do a great job.
Those who discussed the president's decision, and spoke on the condition of anonymity, did not disclose the name of the president's selection. We can not let that happen.
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Trump instead has "gone to two far hard-right groups, the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society - asked them, not the Senate, to advise and consent on a Supreme Court nomination", Schumer railed.
Manchin sent his regrets via tweet, saying that while he was grateful for the White House invitation, he looks forward to meeting Trump's nominee "in a setting where we can discuss his or her experience, judicial philosophy & perspective on access to healthcare for [West Virginians] with pre-existing conditions". "A judge must interpret statutes as written and a judge must interpret the constitution as written", Kavanaugh said in a ceremony, highlighting his family, Roman Catholic faith and distinguished legal career. "At this critical juncture, with so many rights and liberties at stake, US Senators and the American people should expect an affirmative statement of support for the personal liberties of all Americans from the next Supreme Court nominee". "Any judge on this list is fruit of a corrupt process straight from the D.C. swamp..." He is a Yale Law School graduate. He faces an uphill battle to be confirmed by the Senate in the coming weeks as many senators - from both sides of the aisle - have been vocal about their thoughts on the matter.
Despite this, Judge Kavanaugh appears to take a restrictive view of the federal government's regulatory authority, arguing in a dissent this year that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional, and opposing the FCC's net neutrality rule aimed at ensuring a free and open internet.
In addition to abortion, the court could shift to the right on the death penalty, racial discrimination, environmental law and gay rights, all areas where Kennedy at least sometimes joined the court's liberal wing. Last fall, he joined a panel of judges in issuing an order to prevent an undocumented immigrant teenager in USA detention from obtaining an abortion. He also dissented on a vote to uphold net neutrality regulations against a challenge brought by telecommunications and other Internet providers in 2017 and rejected two constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act.