Vulnerable Democrats welcome Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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In the Us, many on the liberal side of things are concerned that the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to succeed retiring US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy signals the death of liberalism on a range of issues. The program was ultimately struck down by the Florida Supreme Court.

Conservatives in both the USA and Israel are as pleased, as liberals are concerned, and see opportunities to assert a greater conservative direction for both Supreme Courts.

Whatever Kavanaugh's leanings may be on hot-button topics, Republicans accused their Democratic colleagues of elevating political considerations over the nominee's qualifications as a jurist.

The controversy stems from a 2009 law review article that Kavanaugh wrote where he argued that Congress should consider a law exempting a sitting president from prosecutions.

Imagine this: In July 1974, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the president of the United States had to turn over evidence in a criminal proceeding, a decision that led, less than a month later, to that president's resignation.

His nomination sparked immediate and furious opposition from many Senate Democrats still bitter over Republicans' refusal to process former President Barack Obama's final high court nominee and fearful of the impact an even more rightward-leaning court could have on America's legal landscape.

Pence met with Kavanaugh, 53, earlier in the day on Capitol Hill, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"We'll try to do what we can to accommodate everybody's interest", he said.

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Administration officials told Politico that Trump spent the most time with Kavanaugh out of the other three candidates - he was interviewed at least twice - and was impressed with Kavanaugh's credentials and "fidelity to the Constitution", in Politico's words. After the NLRB ruled in favor of the workers, Verizon appealed the case and Kavanaugh sided with the telecom giant. "To go through it thoroughly, to demand the release of every single record that might be relevant", Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a veteran GOP member of the Judiciary Committee who will meet with Kavanaugh on Wednesday, warning Democrats not to be "obnoxious" about their requests. Leahy disagrees, and he said Kavanaugh's philosophy - and its obvious appeal to a president who is now under investigation - is a threat to the basic structure of American democracy.

Primus said it's unlikely the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage would be overturned, but speculated that Roe v. Wade is "somewhere between in danger and definitely gone". "The country wants the President to be "one of us" who bears the same responsibilities of citizenship that all share".

Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate, so they can approve Trump's nominee without any Democratic support as long as they don't lose more than one vote.

While Kavanaugh was summarizing Rehnquist's thinking and not explicitly adopting it as his own (nor did he say whether he interprets stare decisis to mean Roe should survive regardless of that critique), his summary of Roe as "freewheeling judicial creation of unenumerated rights" may be the clearest indicator yet that he thinks the case was wrongly decided. "I am hopeful that Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process will be fair and timely". While working for President George W. Bush, he took a broad view of the government power to conduct rigorous interrogations, labelled "torture" by critics, of terrorists. "So am I", Schumer said on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

Joe Manchin, a West Virginia senator, said: "I believe the Senate..."

McConnell said Tuesday that he hoped they would keep an open mind.

Leaving McConnell's office, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said no decisions had been made about requesting documents from the White House.