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.
"And he has sent 21 of those 25 women clerks - an impressive 84 percent - on to clerkships at the Supreme Court", they wrote.
"I think it's very likely that if the Clean Power Plan were to come before the United States Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh would vote to strike it down", Carlson says, adding that the four other conservative justices would most likely join him. His financial disclosures reveal that his assets are worth between $15,000 to $65,000, placing him at the lowest amongst Supreme Court Justices in terms of net worth - or about 10 times less than Justice Clarence Thomas, who now holds the title.
FILE - Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., meets with Brett Kavanaugh, right, then-nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court, on Capitol Hill, May 2, 2006.
Missy Wesolowski, a statewide organizer for Florida Planned Parenthood affiliates, said Kavanaugh ruled in a case to delay an undocumented immigrant from getting access to abortion rights guaranteed by the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Gattone worries Kavanaugh will be too far to the right. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - both considered swing votes in the Senate who could help Democrats with the majority against Kavanaugh.
While some Supreme Court justices boast assets worth well over $1 million, President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy - Brett Kavanaugh - appears to lead a much more modest lifestyle. They can't afford to lose one vote over this nomination fight.
Their second phase, which a staffer said will start two weeks before the confirmation hearings, will focus on mobilizing voters to put pressure on their home-state senators to confirm Kavanaugh.