What does Trump's Supreme Court pick mean for abortion in Minnesota?

Judge Brett Kavanaugh with his daughters and President Donald Trump at the White House after Trump announced he is nominating

Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

"The President vowed to appoint judges to the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade, and I can not support a nominee for a lifetime appointment who would turn back the clock on a woman's constitutional right and freedom to make her own health care choices, including access to birth control", Baldwin's statement said. "He has the all-star legal resume, top-flight academic credentials".

While President Trump said potential nominees for the Supreme Court were not asked how they would vote on specific cases, he asserted as a presidential candidate in 2016 that Roe V. Wade could be overturned with the right justices.

Grassley, whose committee will first consider Kavanaugh's nomination, told Fox Business today that his Tuesday meeting with Kavanaugh left him with the impression of "a person that's well-versed in the law, very respected by other judges, quite - I should say great faith to interpreting the law, not stretching the law, following congressional intent".

Meanwhile, Kavanaugh continues working to win over senators on Capitol Hill ahead of his confirmation hearing.

Federal circuit judges draw annual salaries of about $220,000 a year, and Kavanaugh supplemented his salary with more than $27,000 in teaching income in 2017 from Harvard Law School.

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Republicans hope to have Kavanaugh confirmed by the start of the court's session in October.

"Judge Kavanaugh argued that a president should not be subject to an investigation while in office, that a president should be above criminal and civil indictments", Schumer said. And Trump voters - who make up the majority of the electorate in most of this year's Senate battlegrounds - are excited about the prospect of him filling more Supreme Court seats in the years to come, the strategist said. "I'm going to fight this nomination with everything I've got".

Democrats have also called on McConnell to hold off on a confirmation vote until after the November midterm elections, which the majority leader has refused. Kennedy has been a key vote in decisions on abortion and gay marriage. Both of the Republicans running for a chance to take her on support Kavanaugh.

Thus far, their attacks have shown little clear effect on Murkowski and Collins, who favor abortion rights and bucked their party's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act past year.

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