When the Senate Judiciary Committee begins its confirmation hearing Tuesday on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court we can expect to see Democrats wage an all-out battle to keep the extraordinarily qualified judge off the nation’s highest court.
Hillary Shelton of the NAACP declared that Kavanaugh is a “dangerous criminal.” Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., warned that Kavanaugh “wants to pave the path to tyranny.” Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., called the judge’s nomination “alarming.”
First, Kavanaugh’s legal credentials are impeccable.
Second, Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy is faithful to the Founding Father’s vision.
Third, Kavanaugh’s personal character meets the high standard necessary for serving on the high court.
BY WINNIE WONG, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 09/04/18 08:15 AM EDT 184THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL
Kavanaugh may be a nice guy, but his ascension to the high court will reaffirm the prevailing Republican Trump agenda: Pro-Wall Street, pro-K Street, anti-immigrant, anti-woman and anti-science.
Japan has been hit by its strongest typhoon in 25 years, with officials warning more than a million people to evacuate their homes.
Typhoon Jebi made landfall in the west of the country, bringing heavy rain and winds of up to 216km/h (135 mph).
In Osaka Bay it swept a tanker into a bridge and in Kyoto parts of the train station roof came down.
There are no reports of casualties and the storm is expected to weaken as it continues to move across the country.
Brett Kavanaugh, 53, will be questioned for 17 hours or more about the conservative views he espoused in more than 300 opinions and dissents over 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit – a traditional steppingstone to the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces Senate Judiciary Committee grilling about his views on abortion, guns, health care – and President Trump.
But when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds four days of hearings this week, those controversies probably will take a back seat to issues affecting millions of Americans: Abortion. Guns. Health care. And, inevitably, the president himself.
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An analysis done by his own Environmental Protection Agency concludes that the plan would lead to a greater number of people here dying prematurely, and suffering health problems that they otherwise would not have, than elsewhere in the country, when compared to health impacts of the Obama plan.
Steve Knotts, a coal miner for 35 years, isn’t fazed when he hears that warning, a couple of days after Trump’s West Virginia rally. He says the last thing people in coal country want is the government slapping down more controls on coal — and the air here in the remote West Virginia mountains seems fine to him.