Opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday unveiled a new line of attack - questioning whether Kavanaugh, as a clerk to 9th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Alex Kozinski in the early 1990s, knew about Kozinski's alleged sexual harassment of fellow clerks. The panel will launch confirmation hearings later this summer.
"This could be the presidency with the most Supreme Court picks of any presidency in history", Trump said during an appearance in Virginia more than a year before becoming president. There'll be the usual attempts to sully his reputation not only in the Senate but outside of the Senate, but ... Aides say it could take weeks to assemble those materials.
Kavanaugh's opinion on controversial cases, such as abortion, are less known.
Still, Democrats are pointing to that case as a red flag as Congress considers elevating Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. They see that as concerning amid the ongoing special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
"The American people should have their eyes wide open to these stakes", said Sen.
Whether or not their opposition was predetermined, the Democratic leadership in the Senate is ready to stand beside the Women's March in the effort to block Kavanaugh.
In his 2006 Senate confirmation hearing to become a federal judge, Kavanaugh appeared to support the legal precedent set by the Roe decisions.
"We are concerned that Judge Kavanaugh's judicial record does not reflect the demonstrated independence and commitment to fair treatment for all that is necessary to merit a seat on our nation's highest court", Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL's CEO and national director, said in a statement.
He also hopes Democrats will unite to "put pressure on the Republican moderates" and salvage the "future of the Supreme Court for the next 40 years".
Cornyn acknowledged Trump's choice of the judge was "a little bit of a calculated risk. because Judge Kavanaugh has the longest paper trail" of any potential nominee.
Yet despite his conservative track record, it's unlikely that the seating of Kavanaugh would create a dramatic rightward shift in the court when it comes to labor law.
The 25.6 million figure cited by Nielsen covers viewers who watched Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, Fox and CNN during Mr. Trump's announcement Monday, and excludes smaller networks and other formats.
Because Republicans hold a slim majority, 51-49, narrowed further by the absence of GOP Sen.
In the hours after the Republican president tapped the conservative jurist, Democrats struggled to unify behind a clear and coherent message to combat the nomination, which could shift the court to the right for decades.
Their unusual strategy, according to multiple senior Democratic strategists, is to apply as much pressure as possible on two moderate Republican senators - Susan Collins of ME and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski - as a way to not only possibly sink the nomination but to keep vulnerable red-state Democrats from supporting the nominee. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
All three voted for Trump's first Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch.
The mistake played into concerns among conservatives that Democrats planned to blindly oppose anyone Trump might choose to nominate.
"Let's put it this way: There were some who have been on the list that I would have had a very, very hard time supporting, just based on what was already publicly known about them", Murkowski told Politico.
Collins, from ME, and Alaska's Murkowski are two genuine mavericks in the Republican Party, and all eyes have turned to them. "[Republicans'] new strategy is to use the court system to invalidate the protections in the law for people with pre-existing conditions", Murphy said.
Root was dropped from the three-match T20I series decider against India which England lost by seven wickets on Sunday. England batsman Alex Hales has been ruled out of the entire one-day worldwide series against India with a side strain.
The Sun , Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, which has long argued for Brexit, said May had made "blunder after blunder". Many pro-Brexit lawmakers are furious at a plan they say will stop Britain forging an independent economic course.
I looks to me like Manchin will do so unless something is discovered that causes one or two Republican Senators to defect. The senator did not offer specifics but said they did discuss Kavanaugh's views on legal precedent.
However, when news of Justin's engagement broke over the weekend, Selena spent her time enjoying at a yacht with close friends. On the same day, Justin and Hailey dropped by Pristine Jewelers in NYC, where she bought him his own engagement ring.
Watch out for Prince Harry , little one! "I'd argue that's worth every penny", she told Entertainment Tonight . She even completely restyled her hair, replacing her immaculate chignon bun with loose tousled waves.
With the Tour de France underway , Froome believes he is in good condition to face the challenge that awaits. Defending champion Chris Froome made up for some lost time as his Team Sky finished second.
It's not coming home, sadly, after England crashed out of the World Cup with extra time defeat to Croatia . "Have another glass. I think knockout football is about fine margins and when you have good spells against fine sides you need to take your chances.
Mr Trump is hardly likely to catch a glimpse of the six metre giant orange inflatable blimp that depicts him as a screaming baby. Trump then heads to Windsor Castle later Friday for tea with Queen Elizabeth II.
A friend of Coronado's, however, said the two asked Crenshaw for directions when he suddenly stabbed Coronado in the arm. He told officers he was lying on the ground when the victim came up to him and punched him in the head.
Even if the result is quickly forgotten by the fans, it will be remembered in English Premier League locker rooms. The Three Lions once again scored from a dead ball situation, their eighth set-piece goal of this World Cup.
Toronto is given better odds than the Los Angeles Lakers , Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics to acquire the superstar. San Antonio's string of dominance may be coming to an end, though, especially if Leonard ends up getting traded.
The blast appeared to be centered on the Barr House, a pub in an area filled with other bars, restaurants and businesses. She said the utility's first responders were in the area working to shut off the flow of gas and make the area safe.
It will keep doing that with the new flagship which may offer additional productivity features courtesy of the new S Pen. This is reportedly due to battery considerations. "The new super powerful Note" is the tagline on this promo material.
Football fans in Reading had a traumatic evening as they went through all the emotions as England crashed out of the World Cup. But despite the heartbreak, they and manager Gareth Southgate have reconnected many people with the national team .
A federal consent decree requires the government to release children from family detention facilities within 20 days. They will be set free in the U.S. pending the outcome of their immigration cases, which can take several years.
It has been reported that Nawaz Sharif is now in London and has regularly been visiting the United Kingdom during the trial. NAB received the arrest warrants for Nawaz, Maryam and Captain (retd) Safdar on Saturday.
All four members of a squad can climb inside, but also work together to enable higher jumps using a well-timed lean. This should provide players with more information on why their point blank hits are only registering small damages.
The company said in a press release that the 15-inch model is up to 70 percent faster, while the 13-inch model is twice as fast. Both MacBook Pro sizes now incorporate the T2 system-management processor that made its debut with the iMac Pro .