King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

Christopher Davidson
July 12, 2018

Now the likely timing of the Kavanaugh confirmation vote - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising to get it done in September - adds to the peril for Democrats in toss-up races on red turf. But Democrats will cast Kavanaugh as part of the same Washington "swamp" Trump vowed to drain.

Kavanaugh mentioned how he serves as the CYO basketball coach for his daughter's team and how much they enjoyed attending a U.Conn women's basketball game. He passed over other finalists who attended law school at Michigan, Notre Dame and Georgetown.

Kozinski abruptly retired in December a year ago after multiple women, including former clerks and a retired federal judge, accused him of abuse, including showing them pornography in his chambers, forcibly kissing them and inviting them to have sex. Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the only former trial judge.

Congress, he wrote in The Minnesota Law Review, should pass a law that would temporarily protect the president from both civil suits and criminal prosecution. Schumer (D-NY) asks. "Because he's anxious that Mr Mueller will go to the court and ask that the president be subpoenaed and ask to do other things necessary to move the investigation forward and President Trump knows that Kavanaugh will be a barrier to preventing that investigation from going there".

With Trump's Republicans clinging to a narrow 51-49 Senate majority, and Senator John McCain battling brain cancer and unlikely to vote, a single GOP defection could sink Kavanaugh if all Democrats unite against him.

"Whether the Constitution allows indictment of a sitting president is debatable", Kavanaugh wrote in the Georgetown Law Journal in 1998.

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Robert Mueller reportedly is among those who believes a president can not be indicted when in office.

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In addition to working in the White House Counsel's office under Bush, Kavanaugh also worked for independent counsel Kenneth Starr's investigation into the death of Clinton aide Vince Foster and the Monica Lewinsky probe that led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment. But after serving in the administration of President George W. Bush, Kavanaugh's opinion changed. He was more empathetic to how a prosecution could interfere with presidential duties.

So what does this mean if the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling were to be overturned? "Critics on the Right have pointed out that while Kavanaugh is undoubtedly brilliant and conservative, he seems to be something of a judicial politician".

Did not Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once question Roe V. Wade?

In the context of the military commissions, Kavanaugh's skepticism of worldwide law has left him as the central defender of the government's controversial claim that the commissions may constitutionally try offenses that are not global war crimes.

"There's a lot to dislike about Brett Kavanaugh's record - including his hostility toward consumers".

A press release by the Women's March organization slamming Kavanaugh received criticism for writing "In response to Donald Trump's nomination of XX to the Supreme Court of the United States", implying that they would oppose whoever the nominee was.

And if the sight of a smooth-running Trump operation wasn't enough to convince him that Kavanaugh won't be stopped, a headline in his hometown newspaper ought to have.

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