Trump's Supreme Court pick would solidify court's conservative bent, experts say

Yes Another Liberal SCOTUS Meltdown Is Coming...And It Could Be One For The Record Books

Trump Expected to Unveil Supreme Court Nominee Monday Night

Former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl served in Congress for 26 years and has a plush lobbying job in Washington, making him a natural choice for the White House to tap as the "sherpa" who can smooth the road to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh.

Cashman also voiced his support for Gorsuch after Trump nominated him past year, telling the New York Daily News that he was a "tremendous choice". For example, on the campaign trail, Trump promised his base that if he was elected he would appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. The ad will be dispersed on national television and across a number of large digital platforms. Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have all been floated as possible "yes" votes for Kavanaugh, but on Tuesday, they were just as mum as their moderate colleagues on the other side of the aisle.

"If we can prove to the American people, which I believe is truly the case, that this nominee will lead to a court that repeals women's reproductive freedom, repeals ACA with its protections for pre-existing conditions, we will get a majority of the Senate to vote for it", Schumer told CBS News Tuesday.

For weeks, JCN has been running a different advertisement in an attempt to cut through Democrat fearmongering.

The White House reassigned key communications staff last week to focus exclusively on the looming Supreme Court fight.

Kavanaugh, 53, has been a judge on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C. since 2006.

Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh - a longtime judge and former clerk for Justice Kennedy - questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice.

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Under Conservative Party rules, a leadership race could be triggered if at least 48 of her MPs declared their support for one. In her statement to members of Parliament, May acknowledged the splits in her government and the departures of her ministers.

Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal appeals judge last fall - excited social conservatives with her testimony when questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings previous year.

Former GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire helped shepherd Neil Gorsuch, Trump's pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia in 2017, through his successful confirmation process. "A judge must interpret the law, not make the law", Kavanaugh said. And that's good - the court is important, Democrats haven't focused on it like Republicans have, and Trump's hype machine finally has them paying the amount of attention they should.

The anxiety over defections speaks to the narrowness of the Republican's majority in the Senate.

MARTIN: Is there any way to discern how much President Trump is weighing the idea of confirmability in his process?

This morning, Casey's office released a statement followed by a series of tweets stating his opposition to President Donald Trump's selection for the United States Supreme Court. But there's one qualification that could prove a problem for the judge: his ties to the Bush family have reportedly raised Trump's suspicions.

Retiring justice Anthony Kennedy was a Republican but often ruled in favor of liberal causes, most notably authoring the decision that legalized gay marriage in 2015. But his supporters cite his experience and wide range of legal opinions.

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