Hero or villain? Trump's court pick is in for a fight

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Without including homes, Kavanaugh would rank at the bottom of disclosed assets among the justices by a considerable margin, according to a review of 2017 disclosures listed on Fix the Court, a website dedicated to greater transparency in the judiciary branch. Kavanaugh would be the fifth justice who worked as a law clerk at the high court early in his career, the first time a majority of the justices would share that experience. Leipold, an expert in criminal law and procedure, was a consultant, and Kavanaugh was an associate counsel and a co-author of the report laying out the grounds for Clinton's impeachment.

Stephen Colbert is "still recovering from watching America's Next Top Justice", alluding to President Trump's reality-show-ification of announcing his new Supreme Court Justice nominee. They already have also been hammering the message that he would vote to undermine key progressive priorities like the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights and the Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

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.

These comments should ring alarm bells given that the president is now under legal investigation, while his executive orders are being challenged in court.

If confirmed, how do you think Judge Kavanaugh's appointment will affect the ideological balance of the court? "It's not. And Brett understands that".

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with opposition Democrats, said Kavanaugh would serve as a "rubber-stamp for an extreme, right-wing agenda pushed by corporations and billionaires".

National pundits have speculated that might have been part of Kavanaugh's appeal to President Donald Trump, who is highly critical of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"John's not going to give up and he's not going to resign, and he's said wonderful, brilliant things about Judge Kavanaugh", former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told KTAR News 92.3 FM's Mac and Gaydos. "He has to care more about the court's legacy", Covington explained.


Click the video above to watch our complete interview with Starr. "It didn't matter what I thought or what Brett thought in particular". "I don't think he's wired that way", Leipold said.

"He's a good guy, very smart, very conscientious, very thoughtful, a good colleague, unbelievably hard-working", Leipold said. The value of residences is not subject to disclosure, and Shah added that Kavanaugh has a government retirement account worth almost half a million dollars that also was not required to be disclosed. "If we said something, by golly, we needed to dig back through the boxes of grand jury transcripts to make sure that's exactly what was said".

Ingraham blasted Schumer for his contradictory comments made on Monday, saying that whomever Trump nominates has an obligation to share their personal views on pertinent legal issues.

"I understand people won't like him because of the way he's likely to rule on certain issues".

A partisan divide over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deepened Wednesday, with Republican senators extolling his judicial record while Democrats demanded time to thoroughly vet his writings and opinions on matters ranging from environmental regulation to executive authority.

"A pox on both their houses", Leipold said.

But perhaps more important than all of those issues, at least from a confirmation prospects perspective: Republican Sens. The Senate should have voted up or down on Merrick Garland, who is a terrifically qualified judge and a great guy, too.

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