Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Science | By Michele Flores

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

"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".

The 2018 salary of a Supreme Court associate justice is $255,300, according to the US Courts. A simple majority is required.

A Yale Law graduate, Kavanaugh clerked for retiring Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy.

Kavanaugh's required disclosure forms deal in broad ranges, so it's hard to get an accurate picture of his financial situation (with good Nationals seasons tickets running as much as $6,000 Kavanaugh could have been buying tickets for ten friends, or almost three dozen).

Trump spoke during the television announcement of the nomination from the White House East Room on Monday.

Regarding Kavanaugh being poorer than the others, many of whom had considerable earnings during years of non-government legal work, Shah said, "He's devoted his life to public service".

During his introduction Monday night, Kavanaugh emphasized his belief that judges "must be independent" and "interpret the law, not make the law".

Later he was part of Bush's legal team working on the 2000 Florida recount, which resulted in Bush's winning the presidency. He later joined the administration of President George W. Bush.

Trump's choice was met with predictable reactions from Republicans and Democrats.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Kavanaugh "an impressive" nominee who is "well qualified" to sit on the nation's highest court.

Democrats are anxious that Kavanaugh will join with the court's other four conservative members to reverse legalized abortion in the United States.

Collins also appears to have staked out a slightly stronger position on Roe v. Wade than Murkowski: "From my perspective, Roe v. Wade is an important precedent, and it is settled law", she told reporters last week.

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.

Leipold said it's possible Kavanaugh's feelings simply evolved over time but noted that Kavanaugh had authored a similar article in 1998, near the end of the Starr investigation, in which he said he "fully appreciated that this could be disruptive of the president doing his duties".

Senator Richard Blumenthal went a step further "Judge Kavanaugh, you don't belong in this building as a justice", he said. They say Trump might be accused of a crime.

The Kavanaughs send their two daughters to the Catholic private school of Blessed Sacrament, where tuition costs $10,025 per child.

"Judge Kavanaugh has written some troubling things about environmental protections, consumer protections, commonsense gun safety laws - all of which should be carefully examined by this Senate and by the American people", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. While Elian's father wanted him back in Cuba, his other relatives believed it was best if he stayed in the US with them. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority. He believes that even in red states, Democratic senators can cite preserving the Affordable Care Act as the "number one" reason they'd vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation.

On the current Supreme Court scale, Kavanaugh might compare to Justice Samuel Alito, a 2006 appointee and unflinching conservative. The two other branches are represented by the presidency and Congress. Cory Booker (N.J.) were "reeling" over Trump's pick.

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