Threatening, ‘volatile’ protests force Fox News to move Supreme Court coverage

Threatening, ‘volatile’ protests force Fox News to move Supreme Court coverage

After President Donald Trump announced his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a Fox News anchor reported feeling threatened by the aggressive protesters mobbing the streets.

Observers believe if Special Counsel Robert Mueller tries to compel the president to testify in his investigation of the Trump campaign's possible links to Russian Federation, or even bring charges against the president, the issue will go all the way to the Supreme Court, which could return to its 5-4 conservative majority if Kavanaugh is confirmed.

When Justice Anthony Kennedy - a swing vote - announced his retirement last month it became clear that Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalised abortion in the USA would soon be under threat.

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But of course neither the liberals most panicked by Kennedy's retirement nor the conservatives who voted for Trump nearly exclusively because of judicial nominations are focused on the general drift of the court; they're focused on those hot-button cases where Kennedy advanced the causes of social liberalism, and on abortion above all. Tapping Barrett, on the other hand, would have given him an opportunity to fire up his political base and to dare opponents to stop her. Raymond Kethledge, another name on the list, has a decade on the 6th Circuit, and hails from MI, a state Trump will need to hold in 2020.

A handful of Senate Democrats running for re-election in states that Trump won handily in 2016 could face a hard vote on the court nominee, potentially providing Republicans with an additional buffer if they decide to support the president.

The evening reportedly saw protesters "screaming back and forth at each other" amid a "heavy law enforcement presence", with anti-Trump activists chanting "Kavanaugh has got to go!" and brandishing "Protect Roe" and "Don't Criminalize Abortion" signs. The two Democrats cited Kavanaugh's written opinion that a president should not be subject to civil litigation or criminal prosecution while in office in opposing his nomination.

Trump defeated Clinton's wife, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 presidential election and has disparaged both Clintons.

Judge Kavanaugh penned a dissent saying the majority had broken with 40 years of Supreme Court precedent to establish "a new right for unlawful immigrant minors in US government detention to obtain immediate abortion on demand". The Supreme Court list arguably won Trump one election by giving conservatives and establishment figures a reason to vote for him, and this choice underscores Trump's value to them for another term.

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The appointment will not change the ideological breakdown of a court that already has a 5-4 conservative majority, but nevertheless could move the court to the right.

It is not yet a done deal as the nominee must be confirmed by the US Senate, which Trump's Republican party narrowly controls by 51-49. Without Republican defections, however, Senate rules leave Democrats with scant options to block confirmation of Trump's nominee.

The three Red State Democrats who supported Gorsuch, plus a Red State Democrat elected after the Gorsuch vote, Sen.

Trump, just days after becoming president in January of past year in a similar televised event, selected the reliably conservative Neil Gorsuch to succeed Antonin Scalia, who had died at the age of 79 in February 2016. As a result, Democrats have accused Republicans of stealing a Supreme Court seat. But this is not the view of many savvy court-watchers, many legal conservatives included, who expect at most a gradual widening of the room for second-trimester regulation.

Both Donnelly and Manchin have said they oppose abortion except in cases of rape or incest, or if the life of the woman is at risk.

But Democrats in the Senate and liberals in the outside groups have called for a higher standard, saying such commitments can no longer be trusted given Trump's judicial selection process. Not long after Schumer spoke, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused the "far left" of engaging in "scare tactics" over the nominee.

Kennedy was often a member of five-to-four majority decisions on the high court. "Trump did not move too fast in naming a nominee", said Trevor Burrus, a research fellow at the Cato Institute's Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies.

He once clerked for Justice Kennedy, the man he would replace and now works as an appeals court judge in Washington DC. Fellow liberal Stephen Breyer turns 80 next month.

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