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Trump's Supreme Court nominee donated money to Ohio Democrat

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly is gearing up for what some are anticipating will be a close election against Republican nominee Mike Braun Trump's Supreme Court nominee donated money to Ohio Democrat
Melinda Barton | 16 July, 2018, 18:27

The women said Judge Kavanaugh achieved "rare gender parity" on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, hiring 25 women and 23 men as law clerks.

Baldwin also cautioned that another Trump Supreme Court justice might overturn Obamacare, eliminate pre-existing conditions, and overturn Roe v. Wade.

"I will sue when the Supreme Court acts", Cuomo said during a speech in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. President Obama fulfilled his duty and nominated a qualified moderate judge, Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court when Justice Scalia died.

Kavanaugh, for his part, has only ruled on one abortion case in his 12 years as a federal judge.

In 2017, Kavanaugh wrote in a dissenting opinion that an undocumented teenager should not be allowed to seek an abortion while in custody at the US border in Texas. "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.

Indiana University Southeast Political Science Professor Joe Wert
Indiana University Southeast Political Science Professor Joe Wert

"Activist jurists like Kavanaugh, who contort the law and U.S. Constitution to conform to their political and religious positions, should return to the private practice of law and not be promoted to the Supreme Court", Gerard concluded.

Kavanaugh is meeting with lawmakers and it is expected his confirmation hearing will begin in mid-August.

Relating to abortion, Kavanaugh spoke approvingly of Rehnquist's reasoning that new "unenumerated" rights should be recognized only if they were "rooted in the traditions and conscience of our people", and abortion was not, he said.

The Gallup Poll was conducted between July 2nd and July 8th with a 3 percent margin of error.