Brett Kavanaugh

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Kavanaugh's 'Final Nail' Remark Riles Democrats

Trump Supreme Court pick has no love for independent counsels

(Newser) - Independent counsels that investigate the president? Brett Kavanaugh says he'd hammer "the final nail" into a precedent allowing them—and Democrats are none too happy about his remark, CNN reports. President Trump's Supreme Court pick made the statement in 2016 when asked if there was a case... More »

Kavanaugh Disclosure Reveals Big Baseball-Related Debt

Debt of up to $200K included major spend on Nationals tickets

(Newser) - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears to have had something of a soft spot for the Washington Nationals, to put it mildly: He went tens of thousands of dollars in debt buying baseball tickets over the last decade, according to the White House. Kavanaugh, who reported having between $60,000... More »

Widow: Kavanaugh Takes My Kid to Dad-Daughter Dance

Their daughters are friends, and SCOTUS nominee stepped up when her husband died

(Newser) - Lots of op-eds are out there about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , but the most personal of the bunch has shown up in the Washington Post . Its author, Julie O'Brien, writes that she will leave it others to suss out Kavanaugh's legal qualifications. But she can vouch for... More »

Meeting With Kennedy Helped Trump Make His Pick

President favored Brett Kavanaugh from the very start

(Newser) - The White House had floated a list of four finalists, but multiple stories Tuesday suggest that President Trump's pick of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court was a no-brainer. "Locked in from the start," is how CNN puts it, adding that Trump liked the 53-year-old for the... More »

What Editorials Are Saying About Brett Kavanaugh

Concern, praise issue from different corners

(Newser) - Politicians on both sides of the aisle have weighed in on Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Now publication editorial boards are having their say, variously painting the conservative judge, who serves on the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia,... More »

Dems Vow to Do All They Can to Oppose Kavanaugh

GOP prepares for showdown over nominee

(Newser) - President Trump has unveiled his Supreme Court nominee —and the stage is set for yet another highly partisan Washington showdown. Brett Kavanaugh, who serves on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, tried to portray himself as an ally of women in his remarks Monday night,... More »

Trump Close to Picking 'Exceptional' Supreme Nominee

He plans to make up his mind by noon Monday

(Newser) - After a weekend spent golfing at his private club in New Jersey, President Trump told reporters that he was "very close" to a decision likely to determine the direction of the Supreme Court for decades to come. Trump said he plans to make up his mind on a Supreme... More »

Court Rescinds Cap on Political Spending by Nonprofits

Emily's List wins ruling on 'soft money'

(Newser) - A federal appeals court today rescinded FEC limits on “soft money,” the Washington Post reports. The federal regulations had required that funds used by a nonprofit to influence a federal election be drawn from “hard money” accounts—individual contributions of “hard money” are capped at $5,... More »

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