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10 July, 2018, 08:45 | Author: Bert Pena
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Doug Jones said Sunday that he could vote either way on President Donald Trump's yet-to-be announced nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The 53-year-old, who was the White House Staff Secretary under George W Bush, has served as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for the past 12 years.

Ahead of his announcement, Trump tweeted about the stakes: "I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice - Will be announced tonight at 9:00 P.M".

Speaking after his nomination, Judge Kavanaugh said: "If confirmed I will keep an open mind in every case and will always strive to preserve the constitution of the United States and the American rule of law".

A right-leaning Supreme Court would be one of Trump's lasting legacies and highly prized gift to his conservative base after he previous year delivered his first Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch.

The Democratic senator Kamala Harris of California said: "Judge Brett Kavanaugh represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise of equality and so I will oppose his nomination to the supreme court".

David Gaines said he chose to protest out of "anger and disappointment that the Supreme Court is going to be packed by a child who has no understanding of much less respect for the institution of constitutional law".

But Justin Walker, a former clerk of both Justice Kennedy and Judge Kavanaugh, said Judge Kavanaugh has authored a number of opinions defending religious liberty.

JCN played an active role in opposing the 2016 candidacy of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court - a nomination that died during the final months of the Obama presidency - and supported the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court previous year.

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Kavanaugh, 53, had always been mentioned in Washington chatter as a potential high court choice by a Republican president because of his educational background, intellectual firepower and an unyielding commitment to a legal approach championed by conservative Supreme Court justices such as Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. Last year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, another relatively young nominee, was successfully added to the bench.

Republicans outnumber Democrats, 51 to 49, in the Senate.

He previously worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. "This is an opportunity for Senators to put partisanship aside and consider his legal qualifications with the fairness, respect, and seriousness that a Supreme Court nomination ought to command", McConnell said in a statement Monday. Democrats are voicing alarm about what the new justice could mean for charged issues such as abortion rights and gay rights. But, the officials said, McConnell did note that Hardiman and Kethledge could fare well in the Senate because their reputations and records were not as politically charged as others on the president's shortlist of nominees.

Taking the podium, Kavanaugh thanked the president and noted Justice Kennedy's years of distinguished service, whose shoes he would have to fill. Trump told reporters on Sunday that he is "very close to making a decision" and all four people on the list are "excellent".

A fellow judge there, Maryanne Trump Barry, one of the president's sisters, reportedly has recommended him to her brother. After graduating cum laude from Washington School of Law at American University in 1978, Martha Kavanaugh became prosecutor in Montgomery County, Maryland. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp North Dakota.

That confirmation process is set to begin immediately on Tuesday when Kavanaugh is expected to come to Capitol Hill to begin meetings with senators.

With Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona, Republicans can now only muster 50 votes. Kavanaugh responded that if confirmed, he would "follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully".

Democrats in the past also have pointed to Kavanaugh's work for Bush during the recount fight in the pivotal state of Florida in the 2000 presidential election, a controversy that was resolved only after the conservative-majority Supreme Court sided with Bush over Democratic candidate Al Gore, settling the election outcome.

Kavanaugh, who served as a clerk for Kennedy, has been praised for having a range of legal opinions but some conservatives worry about his commitment to abortion and other social issues.

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