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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Nominated for Supreme Court Seat Reply with quote

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President Donald Trump announced Monday evening that he had selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, his second choice in less than two years.

“Judge Kavanaugh has devoted his life to public service,” Trump said in a televised address from the east room of the White House. “There is no one in America qualified for this position and more deserving.”

The 53-year-old Kavanaugh, who clerked for Kennedy and who currently sits on the U.S. court of appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court, emphasized in his remarks accepting the nomination the importance of judicial independence. He also stressed that the constitution must be interpreted “as written – informed by history and tradition and precedent.”


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While there was going to be outrage no matter who was selected;

I figured the President would have opted for someone like Judge Amy Coney Barrett who is 46 and Catholic now that the confirmation only requires a simple majority.

In terms of qualifications;
There is little argument that based solely on experience that Judge Kavanaugh is qualified, however there is also little argument that he isn't a Conservative. I expect the next two weeks to be about nothing other that Roe V. Wade or the theory that Kennedy picked his own replacement, before he is ultimately confirmed.

All eyes are on the Democrat Senators from Montana, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, and West Virginia.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some comments I heard explaining the choice ... after admitting that all are good candidates ... it seems consensus opinion is that Kavanaugh would he easiest to get in, with the mid-term elections underway ...

He has a known record for writing narrow decisions that stay close to the written law, so he's dependably in the strict constructionist camp.

I suspect that Trump is thinking of Barrett for another appointment if he gets one.

I was surprised to hear so much concern about Roe vs Wade. There does seem to be a set of conservative judges who want to overturn it. It seems to go to the line of legal reasoning that supports that decision.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some comments I heard explaining the choice ... after admitting that all are good candidates ... it seems consensus opinion is that Kavanaugh would he easiest to get in, with the mid-term elections underway ...

He has a known record for writing narrow decisions that stay close to the written law, so he's dependably in the strict constructionist camp.

I suspect that Trump is thinking of Barrett for another appointment if he gets one.

I was surprised to hear so much concern about Roe vs Wade. I thought it was fear-mongering. There does seem to be a set of conservative judges who want to overturn it. It seems to go to the line of legal reasoning that supports that decision that is part of the reason.
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