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Justice Brett Kavanaugh's Road to the Supreme Court Spurs Controversy

12 October 2018

Demagogues have done this with cynical bluster; politicians in a democracy have subtle, skilful use for it. We now have public officials saying you should be uncivil to each other - a call for incivility.We have our political disagreements and we should cherish the rights to express our disagreements.

"This is developing tonight, just days after Susan Collins made a decision to back Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, former Obama administration official Susan Rice hints that she may challenge Collins for the U.S. Senate seat in 2020, accusing Collins of betraying women", Fox News personality Martha MacCallum reported.

Pedersen agrees with Fitzgibbon that the attention on the congressional races will have an impact on turnout, and could be a factor in races like the 47th, which overlaps with the 8th Congressional District race between Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier and where incumbent Republican state Sen.

It is unclear what will come of the review by the 10th Circuit. His strongly approve v. strongly disapprove measurement is now down to -1 - 38 percent to 39 percent - and these represent his best polling numbers since March of past year. With Kavanaugh's addition to the bench, Democrats and liberal sections of Americans fear there will now be a pronounced, conservative tilt in the court. Large sections of Americans feel a growing unease over these issues; the rift these have caused and how they will be resolved will indicate the direction in which the country is headed.

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"Trump's real power is that he knows how to wield victimhood", Trevor Noah, host of the popular American TV satirical, The Daily Show on Comedy Central, observes caustically. Rep. Ted. Lieu, D-Calif., and Rep. Louis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill., called for impeachment proceedings in the event that an investigation proved Kavanaugh lied while in front of Congress. It's a major asset. "This period will be long remembered not just for the historic number of judges Trump has been able to confirm, but also because of how passive Democrats were in response". Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. Trump drew fresh ire last week when he ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford, the first of Kavanaugh's three women accusers.

Judge Tymkovich is a 2003 George W. Bush appointee, meaning his nomination would have fallen right into that sweet spot when Brett Kavanaugh acted as the judicial nomination shepherd.

Democrats argue that the party of Trump and the conservative tea party has nerve to decry such behavior.

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Paleologos said the OH poll reflects a trend in other states: Trump's approval ratings experienced a small bump in recent weeks surrounding the Kavanaugh hearings, and Republicans will vote for him, even if they don't like some of the things he says. It's hard to see how the GOP's short-term play to drum up support in the midterm elections could be worth it.

Donald Trump, however, was adamant in his support to Kavanaugh and spewed vitriol on his critics even after he got his way.

Trump says allegations of sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh were "all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace".

The gender gap is mirrored in views of Kavanaugh's confirmation and the Senate Judiciary Committee's handling of the allegations. The court is also in growing danger of being seen as partisan. One was over liberal judge Louis Brandeis (after whom Brandeis University in MA is named), who was nominated by Woodrow Wilson in 1916. He took his oaths of office in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court on Saturday evening.

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Justice Clarence Thomas's 1991 nomination also ran into controversy when Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, who worked for him, accused him of sexual harassment. He went to a trial in the Senate, but he was actually acquitted, so he remained on the court.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh's Road to the Supreme Court Spurs Controversy