Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Democrats Agree To Confirm More Of Trump's Judicial Nominees - Again

Democrats Agree To Confirm More Of Trump's Judicial Nominees - Again

During his confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh refused to be pinned down on whether he would recuse himself in cases involving Trump such as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Kavanaugh served as Kennedy's law clerk after graduating from Yale Law School and his confirmation marks the first time a former law clerk has taken the seat of a Justice they clerked for.

Democratic Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, heading up his caucus' campaign efforts, said with three competitive congressional races that overlap with several legislative districts there's "even more voter enthusiasm for showing up and casting their ballots".

The complaints, which were originally filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over the course of the last month, were only a few among the many that had been lodged against Kavanaugh.

The Kavanaugh vote surely will influence the November elections, including the fate of Democratic Indiana Sen. That's not who I am.

"From the very first minute Brett Kavanaugh was nominated, radical Democrats were on a mission to resist, delay, demolish and destroy - they wanted to destroy that man", Trump said.

"It was all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace", he said. "What people are asking me about is health care". "Horrible statements that were horribly untrue that he knew nothing about".

"There is nothing that a judicial council could do at this point", said Arthur Hellman, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh and expert on the operation of federal courts. Because of the magnitude of and national attention given to Kavanaugh's case, it has begun to permeate campus conversations surrounding issues of consent and sexual assault.

For some students, the allegations against Kavanaugh, including crossing a line of sexual impropriety while drunk at social gatherings, parallel situations faced by survivors of sexual assault on campus.

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Which is actually - our murder rate is going down by 20 percent every year. "He looked at my brain", West said. President Donald Trump said he's "open-minded" about stop-and-frisk policing in the city of Chicago .

The accusations transformed the clash from a routine struggle over judicial ideology into an angry jumble of questions about victims' rights and personal attacks on nominees. Democracy isn't always easy, but voting is.

Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening in a private ceremony as protesters chanted outside the court building. "Women will feel much more confident in the court when their fundamental rights are protected and their equal dignity is respected in the rulings handed down by the justices". Yet Kavanaugh is joining under a cloud.

McConnell suggested that if Democrats were to pursue that strategy, voters would turn against them.

"It's turned our base on fire", McConnell said about the battle, which he's also called a political gift. Heitkamp said she was concerned about Kavanaugh's temperament after his emotional performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

McConnell signaled he's willing to take up another high court nomination in the 2020 presidential election season should another vacancy arise.

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace during an interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. With Thursday's tally, the Senate has now confirmed 84 Trump judges over the past two years, including two Supreme Court nominees.

Senate Democrats took aim at President Trump's expansion of short-term health care plans Wednesday, forcing a vote on a proposal to roll back the administration's plan to allow insurers to sell low-priced, reduced-benefit plans.

McConnell on Monday argued that if control of the White House and the Senate had been reversed in 2016, Democrats wouldn't have filled a vacancy either.

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