CNN has just made a point of this guys political ‘bones’ in the past…..
As a George W. Bush guy….
Schumer had presided over this guys confirmation for Federal judgeships, twice….
Each time Kavanaugh got the job….
The media tag here, on CNN is this guy is a political operative ….
And a Republican establishment guy….
Some conservatives will NOT be happy with this choice….
There where protests after the choice was announced …
President Donald Trump announced on Monday evening that he would nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, setting up a major confirmation battle in the Senate as Trump moves to dramatically reshape the court.
The nomination comes less than two weeks after Justice Anthony Kennedy, long a swing-vote on the deeply divided Court, announced his retirement, handing Trump the second vacancy of his presidency.
Kavanaugh, 53, has served on the prestigious U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since 2006. A former Kennedy clerk and aide to President George W. Bush, Kavanaugh is widely revered in conservative legal circles.
“What matters is not a judge’s political views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and Constitution require.” Trump said in announcing his pick. “Tonight it is my honor and privilege to announce that I will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.”….
In choosing Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, President Trump went with a well-credentialed Washington insider who compiled a long record as a reliable conservative and won the respect of White House lawyers and the outside groups that advise them.
They are confident that, if confirmed by the Senate, he will move the high court to the right on abortion, gun rights, affirmative action, religious liberty and environmental protection, among other issues.
But his court record and his status as a Beltway insider could also pose problems as the 53-year-old judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeks to move a few blocks up Capitol Hill to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, for whom he worked as a law clerk from 1993 to 1994.
In the late 1990s, Kavanaugh played a lead role in the aggressive investigation of President Clinton led by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr. He was an author of the Starr Report, which urged the House to impeach the president for lying about a sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky….
President Trump on Monday selected Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, setting up an epic confirmation battle and potentially cementing the court’s rightward tilt for a generation.
The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, 53, a federal appeals court judge, former aide to President George W. Bush and onetime investigator of President Bill Clinton, was not a huge surprise, given his conservative record, elite credentials and deep ties among the Republican legal groups that have advanced conservatives for the federal bench.
But it will galvanize Democrats and Republicans in the months before the midterm elections. Justice Kennedy, who is retiring, held the swing vote in many closely divided cases on issues like abortion, affirmative action, gay rights and the death penalty. Replacing him with a committed conservative, who could potentially serve for decades, will fundamentally alter the balance of the court and put dozens of precedents at risk.
Judge Kavanaugh’s long history of legal opinions, as well as his role in some of the fiercest partisan battles of the last two decades, will give Democrats plenty of ammunition for tough questions. Nearly 20 years ago, working for the independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, he laid out broad grounds to impeach Mr. Clinton — words that Democrats can now seize on to apply to Mr. Trump and the Russia investigation. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who leads the barest of Republican majorities, had also expressed misgivings about his path to confirmation…..
Note....Brett Kavanaugh worked on the Star case against Bill Clinton….
He is a strong supporter of Presidential power, since he worked in the White House of Bush president’s….
He believes that President’s should NOT be touched by much of anything while in office…