"He is a terrific judge", said Kate Stith, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law.
"I am proud that a majority of my law clerks have been women", Kavanaugh added. Other Republicans said they hoped to confirm Kavanaugh before the court reconvenes in October. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written". "I am deeply honored to be nominated to fill his seat on the Supreme Court", the 53-year-old Kavanaugh said as Trumpannounced his nomination at the White House.
The president said: "Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law".
Kavanaugh thanked Trump for nominating him and expressed gratitude at the prospect of sitting where Kennedy did. He has been a judge on the federal appeals court in Washington since 2006.
That insider status can help Kavanaugh win over the Washington elite and secure enough Senate votes to avoid an embarrassing loss for Trump. Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line. Both senators backed Gorsuch's nomination.
Labor union groups have come out in staunch opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, citing cases he ruled on that they say favor businesses over employees.
Some Republican senators had favored other options.
"To be a good umpire and a good judge, don't be a jerk", Kavanaugh said in a speech three years ago.
Trump is announcing his selection Monday night.
All face tough re-election races this November in states Trump won easily in 2016.
Republicans will target three Democrats facing re-election in conservative states where Trump won big majorities in the 2016 election - Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of in - to support Kavanaugh. Feinstein is the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.
Meanwhile, liberal groups are already calling on two moderate Republican senators - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - to reject the nominee.
Justice Kennedy sometimes sided with the court's liberal justices on divisive social issues.
Kennedy's replacement also could be more willing to allow states to carry out executions and could support undoing earlier court holdings in the areas of racial discrimination in housing and the workplace.
"Just as they held the Merrick Garland seat open on the Supreme Court, they also held open an terrible lot of vacancies on the district courts and the courts of appeal", said Russell Wheeler, who tracks judicial nominations at the Brookings Institution.
That service led to top posts in President Bush's White House as a lawyer and as staff secretary, the clearinghouse official who handles virtually every important document the president touches. He urged Democrats to support Kavanaugh so that he "could be confirmed with the ninetysomething Senate votes he deserves, rather than the fiftysomething votes he is likely to get". Still, they could try to sour the hearings by attacking Kavanaugh and trying to complicate the proceedings whenever possible.
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. In that 2017 case, the government had mandated that the teen could leave her detention center to have an abortion. The Senate voted to save the rule but the House never took up the measure.
She highlighted the power of a Supreme Court Justice on a personal level saying that two decades after Brown vs. Board of Education, she was only the second class to integrate at Berkeley Public Schools. Gorsuch restored the court's conservative majority.
Democrats point out Republicans requested similar amounts of paperwork for Obama's nominees.
Wolff said Allison had privately questioned whether Raikkonen's mistake was "either deliberate or incompetent". It was a great drama - I think a race that I enjoyed a lot and I think the people enjoyed a lot.
Incredibles 2 made $ 29 million at the United States box office this weekend, bring its domestic box office total to $504 million. This still comes at the low end of expectations for the film that ranged from $80-95 million .
Responding to Trump with a tweet of its own, the newspaper said, "Our report is accurate", and provided a link to its article. An Ecuadorian official said that his government did not anticipate the harshness of America's response.
Cohen told Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview last week that his "first loyalty" was to his family and country. And - here's a fun thought for POTUS - Michael Cohen might have access to the detonator.
Starbucks announced Monday it is eliminating single-use plastic straws from all of its 28,000 stores by 2020. Doing some serious math, the chain says the move will keep an estimated 1 billion straws out of landfills.
More than 370 convicts were on death row as on December 2017, the last official count, down from 399 the previous year. They have now exhausted all their legal options but can still file a mercy petition before India's president.
Thai officials have confirmed that they are prioritising the weaker boys first, in order to ensure they get quick treatment. The rescue mission has been a huge operation, led by the Royal Thai Navy's SEAL unit, and supported by a cast of hundreds.
Ambulances drove toward a helipad, where a helicopter was seen taking off shortly after to the cheers of the crowd below. They eventually found a dry landing spot, where they waited for nine days before being found by two British divers.
Osterholm said he suspected the actual number of cases was much higher than the 212 confirmed so far by health officials. Specific lab tests are required to diagnose the infection, which has symptoms that can be confused with other illnesses.
Hazard said that his country will find it hard to beat France if Chelsea teammate N'Golo Kante "is at his best" for Les Bleus . Henry's story with France started like in a dream and ended in a nightmare. "The World Cup is a childhood dream".
At his wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion funeral home in Treme, a very unconventional service was held. Matthews, a native of New Orleans , will be buried Tuesday at Interment Providence Memorial Park.
Pence met with Kethledge and Coney Barrett while in IN earlier this week, then sat down with Kavanaugh in Washington on Wednesday. He has not yet publicly indicated that he has narrowed the list and could still consider others in the mix.
The team landed in Moscow just after 3:30 pm CET on Sunday after a memorable night in Sochi beating the hosts Russian Federation. While they have a case when it comes to political symbols and the like, this is merely a player remembering his friend who died.
The others are Republican targets for the confirmation vote who come from Trump-won states where they face re-election this fall. In 2017, Kyl helped prepare former Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his confirmation hearing.
In a statement, Furman declared Depp to be "a consummate professional", and said the situation was "a non-event". Brooks said Depp continued his belligerent behavior until bodyguards removed him from the set.
Kylie , 20, later confirmed that she began using fillers at the age of 16 after revealing she had become insecure about her lips. She's been steadily topping them up for years now but it looks like those days are over 'cause she's just got rid of them.
International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 fell 27 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $77.12 per barrel by 0124 GMT from their last close. American oil producers may find a new friend in India as they brace for a trade war with China that could curb US shipments.
It is on the set of a former plant that used to make refrigerators and TVs, with smartphones joining the production line in 2007. President Moon Jae-in and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday.
Hamilton was able to pull out some quick laps, yet Vettel was quick to respond, keeping his rival at an arm's length. It marked just his second win at Silverstone , his first coming back in 2009 for Red Bull.
Starbucks will begin rolling out the new lids for all drinks this fall, starting with stores in Vancouver, Canada , and Seattle . Straws add up to about 2,000 tons of the almost 9 million tons of plastic waste that ends up in the water each year.
He added that the other victim "remains critically ill in hospital and our thoughts are with him and his family as well". Prime Minister Theresa May said she is "appalled and shocked", and sent her "thoughts and condolences" to the family.