Brett Kavanaugh and the Midterm Effect

Katie Ramirez
July 12, 2018

And he is ready.

This scenario is bad for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and Trump favorably or risk alienating their Democratic supporters by playing a direct role in the confirmation of a judge that many rank-and-file Democrats find wholly unacceptable. He has served on the D.C. Circuit Court for 12 years, and he has authored nearly 300 opinions.

Working from the inside at the Supreme Court, Fitzpatrick said justices are reluctant to overturn past decisions. His opponents will contest this conclusion, but largely because they are focused less on what the law requires than on winners and losers, and they fear that the undoubtedly conservative Kavanaugh will rule against them in many contexts.

Despite Democrats attempt to demonize him, Kavanaugh came off great when Trump introduced him to the American public as his nominee.

Former Clerk for Judge Kavanaugh Hagan Scotten and former Clerk for Justice Scalia Ed Whelan on how much pushback Judge Kavanaugh will receive from Democrats.

The Supreme Court's Catholic majority stands in contrast to the presidency - only one US president, John F. Kennedy, has been Catholic - and the overall composition of the country: In 2014, about 20 percent of Americans identified as Catholic.

Still, Democrats are pointing to that case as a red flag as Congress considers elevating Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Still others believe the DC Appeals Court judge was President Trump's "establishment" pick because he had the best chance of getting through the confirmation process. 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.

"From one perspective", he wrote, assessing the abortion debate, "some disagree with cases that allow the Government to refuse to fund abortions and that allow the Government to impose regulations such as parental consent, informed consent, and waiting periods..."

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Kavanaugh even name dropped Justice Elena Kagan in his remarks. "I'm hopeful that maybe we'll get a couple of Democrats who will jump on board and do the right thing for a change, unlike what we've been hearing in the news".

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy had a hand in some of the most important environmental law cases in recent history. "After all, what appears to be obviously correct now can look quite different just a few years down the road". Given Kavanaugh has been a reliably conservative judge, this could be a source of friction for Manchin.

The groups plan to develop two sets of ads, with one targeting Democratic incumbent senators up for reelection in Florida, Wisconsin, Missouri and Montana, who voted against Trump's last nominee to the high court, Neil Gorsuch.

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For Republicans, Kavanaugh represents the culmination of a decadeslong effort to tilt the balance of the country's highest court.

Even before Trump chose his nominee for the court, Democrats had decided that they would focus nearly exclusively on abortion and health care, issues that "resonate very deeply in America", Schumer said earlier this week.

But: Paul has never said he opposes Kavanaugh, as one of Paul's campaign aides pointed out to Blake on Monday night.

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