Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Why She Opposes Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

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And both of them parted company with McConnell when they joined Senate Democrats in opposing a proposed 20-week abortion ban.

While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) has said he will oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation with all his strength, he faces an uphill battle in the Senate with Republicans controlling the chamber.

That could have been a nod to Senate Judiciary Democrats who said Tuesday that they want to review every piece of paper related to Kavanaugh's public service, including his work in the George W. Bush administration. The panel will launch confirmation hearings later this summer. The Republicans pick up seats, increase their majority? Republicans, meanwhile, have largely targeted Manchin, Donnelly, and Heitkamp, betting that their electoral prospects could coerce them into bucking party loyalty. He discusses the possibility that, if necessary, McCain might resign from the Senate so he can be replaced by someone who can vote to confirm Kavanaugh. Ultraviolet, which claims to have 1 million online followers, is one of the groups that has warned that any Trump Supreme Court pick could spell doom for abortion rights and other issues of concern to women.

So in honor of his nomination, here are five important things you may not have known about Kavanaugh.

Women's rights groups raised the alarm across several key states that access to abortion was at stake.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY is vowing to fight the nomination "with everything I have". He says that Senate Dems should "pledge either to vote yes for Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation - or, if voting no, to first publicly name at least two clearly better candidates whom a Republican president might realistically have nominated instead (not an easy task)".

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) pleaded that he was losing his voice and urged one reporter for The New York Times to "look at my statement".

Roe V Wade V Alito V Roberts V Thomas V Gorsuch V Kavanaugh and Ginsburg? . "But we were operating under a law that said this is what the independent counsel's job is, so that's what we did", Leipold said.

Sen. Cory Booker talks to the PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff after Kavanaugh's nomination.

"The essential message is Roe", Wikler said, citing the potential that a more conservative court would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh started working to secure his place on the high court Tuesday.

Despite the long road ahead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) feels confident they'll have Kavanaugh confirmed before the midterm elections.

Remarks from two GOP senators considered "questionable" in their support of the president's Supreme Court nominee lend some hope that the Republican majority in the Senate may be able to confirm Brett Kavanaugh without any help from Democrats.

Trump announced Kavanaugh late Monday as his much-anticipated choice to fill the vacancy.

Abortion is likely to dominate the debate over Kavanaugh's confirmation. "And I think it's going to be a attractive thing to watch over the next month". Last year, as part of a three-judge panel decision in Garza vs. Hargan for the Federal Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh ruled to invalidate a previous court order mandating that an undocumented, unaccompanied teenager in government custody be allowed to leave custody to obtain an abortion.

"If faced with the question of whether to overrule Roe, it's far from clear where a Justice Kavanaugh would come down", said Doug Linder, a law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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