Brett Kavanaugh's views of presidential power drawing questions

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Trump on Monday nominated the District of Columbia Court of Appeals judge to fill the impending vacancy of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the high court.

In a 2009 article for the Minnesota Law Review, Kavanaugh argued that the president should be exempt from "time-consuming and distracting" lawsuits and investigations, which he said would "cripple the federal government, rendering it unable to function with credibility in either the worldwide or domestic arenas".

Off the list now that Kavanaugh is the pick: Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Dean Heller, R-Nevada.

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, the nation's largest environmental group, said Kavanaugh "continually and reliably sides with corporate polluters and the wealthy over the public's right to breathe clean air and drink clean water". While further undermining or overturning Roe v. Wade would enable states to preserve choice, that does not guarantee reproductive rights for ME women. And besides, says Murkowski, a senator would never just ask point blank: will you overturn Roe v. Wade? "He's keeping his cards close to his chest about how he'll vote on a Supreme Court pick, issuing the most bland statement possible on Kavanaugh: ". They hold enormous power over the economic and social life of the United States.

Late-night host Stephen Colbert and abortion advocacy group NARAL have both gone after Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh for being named Brett.

"No investigation of a president!"

He's also very popular with the Family Research Council, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, which may give you insight into his opinions on LGBTQ civil rights.

"Give him a seat on this court, and you can say goodbye to the measures in NY and CT and California that have helped save lives", Blumenthal added.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) declared in a press conference in front of the Supreme Court this morning that "anyone who gets the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval from Leonard Leo and the Federalist Society and from the Heritage Foundation is not moderate, is not mainstream, is hard right and wants to move America back decades". "Americans can see beyond this far-left mongering". Congress should consider passing a law exempting a sitting president "from criminal prosecution and investigation" because the "indictment and trial" would "cripple the federal government", Kavanaugh wrote.

Meanwhile, the NRA is thrilled about the nomination of a judge widely perceived as pro-gun rights.

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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday rattled off topics Kavanaugh might have to rule on as a Supreme Court justice.

He also has a awful record on environmental law, doesn't support labor rights, disapproves of agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and opposes affirmative action. But ultimately, they caved into party pressure and voted for it-and they will be under enormous pressure from Trump and McConnell to vote for Kavanaugh.

And another thing: Mitch McConnell isn't thrilled with Kavanaugh because of the volume of documentation and material he's generated over the course of his career.

Alabamians will be hearing a lot about Kavanaugh in the coming days.

The newly-nominated justice on Tuesday went to the US Capitol to begin meeting with senators ahead of any confirmation hearings to explain his positions.

At the moment, Jones is undecided, saying he'll wait to conduct an "independent review" of Kavanaugh's record.

"They know that they're going to be asking questions that he can't answer, and then they'll say, 'Well, he won't answer the question", said Sen.

Over on MSNBC, Maddow's coverage looked markedly different, with discussions of the successful Republican effort to block a vote on President Barack Obama 's last Supreme Court nominee, and the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign's contact with Russian Federation.

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