The letter criticizes the jurist's record.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he expects confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh to begin "in late August or early September" and that Kavanaugh, who he described as an "all-star", would be confirmed in time to be on the court for its new term on October 1. The letter states 'We write today as Yale Law students, alumni, and educators ashamed of our alma mater.
President Donald Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the District of Columbia Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.
The newfound urgency to fill Justice Kennedy's #SCOTUS seat from numerous same people who refused to even consider President Obama's nominee is transparent opportunism that represents everything Americans hate most about politics today. Like Trump's first nominee previous year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare.
"If you had a bunch of people, Senate Democrats like Bill Nelson, coming out and say they did not want to confirm Judge Kavanaugh just based upon that issue, that would definitely motivate a big portion of the base", Ingoglia said, on the same conference call with Gaetz. "We can not let President Trump take over the court for the next 40 years with a rubber stamp justice like Brett Kavanaugh".
"Senator Byrd pulled out his Constitution and Judge Kavanaugh pulled out his Constitution", Capito said Thursday. But she added that other issues also would come into play for her, including "judicial temperament" and "judicial philosophy". "I've not seen that with Judge Kavanaugh", Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., all of whom are running for re-election in states Trump won in 2016.
Regarding Kavanaugh being poorer than the others, many of whom had considerable earnings during years of non-government legal work, Shah said, "He's devoted his life to public service". "I look forward to meeting with him as the confirmation process gets underway". In 2018, it may mean reversing key decisions liberals hail as granting new rights. And Democrats on Capitol Hill have vowed to do everything they can to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation until after the midterms, with the hope that they can take control of the Senate and effectively stop it.
In a 2009 paper written in the Minnesota Law Review, Kavanaugh as a former member of the George W. Bush White House argued that the president "should be able to face his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible".
In 2017, Republicans did away with the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations.
The Republicans and conservatives want to complete their agenda, too, but they don't want to make a superlegislature of the Supreme Court.