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Pro-lifers give Kavanaugh a thumbs-up

Abortion | The Supreme Court nominee’s constitutional originalism sparks hope for the end of Roe v. Wade
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/16/18, 04:18 pm

Pro-lifers are confidently backing President Donald Trump’s pick to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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No left turns?

Supreme Court | A conservative legal infrastructure developed over the last 20 years has conservatives hoping the days of unpleasant surprises from Republican-appointed justices are over
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/13/18, 03:13 pm

Despite some muted anxiety from conservatives and loud opposition from liberals, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seems headed for confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court in the next several months. President Donald Trump’s second pick for the high court, Kavanaugh, 53, would succeed Kavanaugh's former boss—swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy—for whom he clerked. 

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Weighing Kavanaugh’s chances

Politics | Washington takes sides as the Senate confirmation battle looms
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/12/18, 04:34 pm

Brett Kavanaugh received more than a full minute of applause when President Donald Trump announced his decision Monday to nominate the U.S. circuit court judge to the Supreme Court. But the warm reception cooled quickly as Washington geared up for Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and vote.

Congressional Democrats immediately launched into attack mode, taking aim at Kavanaugh’s record on multiple issues, especially abortion.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Monday that Kavanaugh’s nomination puts “women’s reproductive rights” at risk.

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