Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

James Marshall
July 12, 2018

"I look forward to the upcoming hearings, reviewing the record, and meeting personally with Judge Kavanaugh, with an open mind, the senator tweeted on Tuesday". A simple majority is required.

Most importantly.I intend to hear from West Virginians.

"Don't defame him for living a life most of us would be proud of", Graham said.

At the White House Monday, Kavanaugh invoked the value of legal precedent again, saying, "a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent".

It's possible, and because of Judge Kavanaugh, it's probable! And, he has been part of some highly disputed legal cases. She served for 13 years on the DC Circuit before President Bill Clinton in 1993 named her to the high court.

While Kavanaugh, 53, was framed as the more "establishment" conservative pick of the other candidates, various Republicans had phoned Trump last week to voice their objections over his potential nomination, including about a 2011 opinion where he declined to rule the Obamacare health insurance mandate as unconstitutional.

Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called him a "candidate worthy of the Senate's consideration".

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an umbrella coalition of more than 200 civil rights organisations in the United States, likened Kavanaugh to Trump, a property tycoon, saying "he would protect the rights of the wealthy and powerful over the rights of all".

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, meanwhile accused the Trump administration of being relentless in its efforts to reverse civil rights legislations that afforded protection to women.

Roe V Wade V Alito V Roberts V Thomas V Gorsuch V Kavanaugh and Ginsburg? .

There are five Democrat senators who are up for re-election in November.

"Low-Energy Jeb" was how Trump mocked President George W. Bush's brother during the 2016 campaign. They say Trump might be accused of a crime.

The case would then go to the Supreme Court.

He talked about how his mother teaching in Washington D.C. public schools taught him the importance of equality and diversity.

While one national political analyst said McCain, who has been in Arizona since late previous year battling brain cancer, may be willing to give up his seat if it would help Kavanaugh be confirmed, another Arizona lawmaker has different thoughts.

Kavanaugh's financial disclosures also showed he had two assets worth up to $65,000 in 2017, far less than current members of the Supreme Court. While Elian's father wanted him back in Cuba, his other relatives believed it was best if he stayed in the USA with them.

Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate - but Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) isn't expected to vote due to medical issues that make it hard for him to travel to Capitol Hill.

Democrats need to all vote as a block and have a few Republicans come over to their side to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation, neither is likely to happen.

Kavanaugh's writings already have been cited in Supreme Court rulings, as in a 2013 decision preventing certain U.S. lawsuits against foreign corporations alleged to be responsible for human-rights abuses overseas and a 2015 decision stopping the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating mercury emissions from coal-fired plants without taking account of costs.

The perch of a Supreme Court seat can provide additional sources of income. The two other branches are represented by the presidency and Congress. Susan Shand adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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