Trump has offered to appoint a Supreme court judge Brett Cavanaugh
The President of the United States Donald trump announced that nominates for the vacant position of a judge of the Supreme court, conservative judge Brett kavanaugh.
The position of one of the nine judges became vacant after the 81-year-old justice Anthony Kennedy announced the desire to finish his career.
53-year-old Brett Cavanaugh currently holds the position of judge of the Federal court of appeal for the district of Columbia (that is the capital of Washington).
The judge must approve the post in the Senate. The leaders of the Republican majority in the Senate promised to approve it during the current session up to a possible transition of control of the house to the Democrats after the November elections.
The Democrats promised to vote against any candidate proposed by trump, although several senators from the Democratic party of the United States, which the President is popular, this year we are re-election and they will not be easy to decide to vote against Cavanaugh.
Last year trump was appointed to the Supreme court judge Neil Gorsuch to the place that had been vacant since the death in early 2016, a conservative judge Antonin Scalia. In that year, the Republicans in the Senate refused to consider before the election, the candidate proposed by President Barack Obama.
Brett Kavanaugh”s record as a judge and lawyer is clear: hostile to health care for millions, opposed to the CFPB & corporate accountability, like Trump thinks Presidents are above the law – and conservatives are confident that he would overturn Roe v. Wade. I’ll be voting no.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) 10 Jul 2018
For several days prior to the announcement of the retirement of judge Kennedy, the Supreme court issued a series of decisions taken by a majority of five votes against four (including Kennedy), in particular the lawfulness of the decision of trump on the ban on entry for citizens of some predominantly Muslim countries.
The liberal U.S. public is worried that the new young judge I’m sealing a conservative majority in the Supreme court for many years, opening the way for the revision or the erosion of a number of precedents, in particular the case “ROE V. Wade” in 1973, which established abortion rights throughout the country, “Obergfell against Hodges” in 1915, ustawicznego the legality of same-sex marriage.
Justice Kennedy has tended to fluctuate in their views, so that, in particular, same-sex marriage was legalized at the Federal level.
Brett Cavanaugh, in a brief speech at the White house mentioned his Catholic faith and that sees the task of judges is to interpret laws and the Constitution “as they are written, not to write them.”
In the past Cavanaugh worked for an independent Prosecutor, Kenneth Starr, to investigate the activities of President bill Clinton.
Later he was assistant to the President-Republican George Bush-younger, and also was a clerk to justice Kennedy, whose place he has all the chances to take.
In 2009, Cavanaugh was published in a law journal in Minnesota, an article in which he proved the necessity of immunity of the President from criminal prosecution and civil claims in the period of tenure.
Many commentators felt that this position could have him trump, given that the Supreme court may have to consider issues related to the procedural steps of spectracolor Robert Mueller investigating Russian intervention in elections in 2016 and suspicion of collusion of the environment trump with Russia.