Kavanaugh was appointed to D.C. Circuit appeals court in May 2006, after his nomination by President George W. Bush and his confirmation by the Senate.
Some Republican senators had favored other options. It's something he's been working on for a long time.
The Senate's top Democrat Chuck Schumer said he would fight the nomination "with everything I have". "My guess is that he will be a cautious judge, at least for a few years".
Republicans in the Senate need to be completely united on the pick, because of the delicate nature of their majority. Sen. While the latest opening on the Supreme Court is commanding all the attention, the nominees to the lower courts are also consequential.
The US Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter on contentious laws and disputes between states and the federal government.
Almost 100 other judicial nominees are awaiting Senate confirmation.
"No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds to seek input abut a Supreme Court nomination".
The newcomers to the bench follow a type.
In later years, Kavanaugh said that Clinton should not have had to face down an investigation during his presidency. Feinstein raised concerns about whether Barrett could separate her religious views from the law. "This probably is the most extremist slate of judges we've ever seen". Conservative groups like the Judicial Crisis Network and American Crossroads have each pledged over $1 million in ads encouraging support or opposition to Trump's eventual nominee. None is older than 53, meaning they could sit on the court for decades, allowing Trump to make a lasting imprint on the nation's laws.
Franklin said it's not just the Supreme Court; he's a fan of Trump's tariffs and his negotiations with North Korea. Feinstein is the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. McConnell works closely with the Federalist Society, which is at the forefront of conservative judicial thinking, and he helped the group draft Trump's list of 25 potential Supreme Court nominees. Three of the most endangered Senate Democrats - Sens.
MARTIN: So who's left on the president's short list? "We have one chance", he said. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to push this through quickly. Senate Democrats must use everything in their power to keep Trump's unsafe nominees off the Supreme Court. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., would guide the nominee through the confirmation process, including preparing for meetings with senators. "I think it's a bit of a scare tactic and rank speculation", Leo said on "This Week" Sunday, saying "nobody really knows" how Trump's nominee would rule on abortion if it ever arose. Both Kavanaugh and Kethledge are former law clerks to retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh also repped Cuban tot Elian Gonzales, pro bono, when conservatives battled to keep him from returning to Cuba; Kavanaugh also was one of the George W. Bush lawyers in the Florida recount.
With Democrats determined to vigorously oppose Trump's choice, the Senate confirmation battle is expected to dominate the months leading up to November's midterm elections. That's not to say that something won't be said today or tomorrow that I totally, 100 percent disagree with.
Each of the nine justices serves a lifetime appointment.