The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday that it was "concerned" about President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, saying "his positions merit close scrutiny". "In light of President Trump's promise to appoint justices who would overturn Roe, this nomination could jeopardize the right to an abortion millions of women and families have relied on for more than four decades", the ACLU said in a statement.
Democrats, who are in the minority, may not be able to block him, but they argue that Kavanaugh would shift the court further to the right, potentially threatening access to abortion and undermining the Affordable Care Act.
Kavanaugh spent 12 years as a judge on the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, and has a record of more conservative rulings on environmental cases, favoring industry over regulators especially in cases related to greenhouse gas emissions.
"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", Greenblatt said.
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The letter from 18 women calls Kavanaugh "one of the strongest advocates in the federal judiciary for women lawyers".
Trump's announcement that Kavanaugh would be his pick for the Supreme Court immediately launched the highly polarized fight in the US Senate, testing both sides' abilities to unify their ranks just months ahead of the hugely consequential midterm elections. "I've not seen that with Judge Kavanaugh", Sen.
However, Brewer said she does not think McCain will make it back to the Senate in order to vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation.
Fallon hopes Democrats will "look in the mirror and do the right thing" with respect to Kavanaugh.
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The statement continued: "If confirmed, Kavanaugh could very well be the decisive vote Trump needs in the Supreme Court to give his concerted campaign to undermine civil liberties and civil rights long-term impact".
If confirmed, Kavanaugh would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Justice Kennedy, who also spent the majority of his career in public service.
Kavanaugh met with key Republican senators on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as Democrats escalated efforts to block his confirmation.
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Both sides were expected to discuss the timeline and ways in which remains of American soldiers would be returned at the meeting. However, officials say it could be months before excavations can begin and years until the remains are identified.