Senate veteran Kyl of Arizona returns to action as Supreme Court sherpa

Alicia Guzman
July 13, 2018

It will be too hard to explain to Democratic voters why they cast the votes that confirmed a nominee too "radical" for Susan Collins, and a nominee who will move the Supreme Court to the right.

"There will be the usual attempts to sully his reputation, not only in the Senate but outside the Senate, but he'll be able to handle it, and I have every confidence he'll be confirmed", Hatch said.

Tucson lawyer Paul Gattone has practiced as a civil rights attorney for nearly 30 years in the Old Pueblo.

Democrats have pointed to past Kavanaugh judicial writings as evidence that he believes a president is above the law. They have included backing citizens' right to own semi-automatic rifles, delaying a teenager from getting an abortion by detaining her for being in the US illegally and supporting a religious-liberty challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate.

Phase two of Thai cave rescue underway
The group was found nine days later in a cramped chamber 2.5 miles inside the cave system by two British volunteer rescue divers . Reuters , citing an unnamed source at a nearby hospital, reported that the boys' conditions were "not bad" but will be monitored.

After much hemming and hawing, the two Republican senators most apt to withhold their support, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, will ultimately back the nominee, saying they are comfortable with his record and temperament.

The same poll finds that 56 percent of IN voters want their Senator, Joe Donnelly, to vote to confirm the Kavanaugh. Sen.

The GOP controls 51 of the Senate's 100 seats, though the votes of two pro-choice Republicans - Sen. They can't afford to lose one vote over this nomination fight. And since 1930, no Supreme Court nominee has lost a confirmation vote when the president's party controlled the Senate.

On Kavanaugh's chances to be confirmed by the time the new Supreme Court session begins in October, Grassley said that "with the possibility of getting five or six Democrats and all the Republicans sticking together, yes, but if all the Republicans don't stick together and the Democrats smell blood, then I don't think we'll get any Democrats". Simultaneously, interest groups both for and against the nominee will be putting pressure on senators and trying to activate the public.

DoD Personnel Assist in Thai Cave Rescue Operations
Thai officials have been tight-lipped about the rescue operation, and would not comment on how many people were removed Monday. In an indication of how unsafe the journey can be, a former Thai navy diver died in the caves on Friday.

They would once again have an enthusiasm edge over Republicans, who could no longer make the midterms a referendum on the Supreme Court and would tend to feel as if they had won the war, not just a single battle.

Some Democrats said Kavanaugh, a more committed conservative, could disrupt precedents like Roe v. Wade, which said women have the constitutional right to abortions.

Take the issue of abortion, which was a key issue in Jones' upset victory and it's gearing up as a key issue in Kavanaugh's impending nomination. But one thing is clear: If Trump thinks this is going to be Gorsuch 2.0 - a relatively smooth process that inured to the president's political benefit on the way to an inevitable confirmation - he is mistaken.

The Supreme Court sits at the top of the judicial branch of government.

Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick
And if the votes result in a tie, Vice President Pence will hold the tie-breaking vote-and his anti-abortion stance is well-known. His departure means President Trump will now have another opportunity to nominate a judge to the highest court in the U.S.

There are two Republican senators, Susan Collins of ME, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who are being watched closely because of their pro-abortion rights stances and their votes against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act - "Obamacare".

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