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Sen. Cory Booker Takes Aim at Kavanaugh Confirmation

Sen. Cory Booker Takes Aim at Kavanaugh Confirmation

"We must fight back against the unsafe nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh".

"Judge Kavanaugh routinely rules against working families, regularly rejects employees' right to receive employer-provided health care, (and) too often sides with employers in denying employees relief from discrimination in the workplace", said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

Trump unveiled his pick showbiz style, in a suspense-filled prime-time televised announcement Monday evening. "The ramifications of this battle will last a generation or more", he said.

Equality Florida policy director John Harris Maurer takes issue with Kavanaugh's record on LGBTQ rights.

LEO: Well, the president has said time and again that he wants justices on the court who are extraordinarily well-qualified, who are not weak, in his words, which he means independent, courageous and fair. Kavanaugh's evolved view on the subject could have implications for President Trump. "Rulings like that make us very nervous". Joe Biden (D) first recited during the George H.W. Bush administration, calling for no nominations to be considered in a presidential election year. "Booker to gain an incredibly large national audience around this Supreme Court fight".

Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court's latest addition to the bench, reported $3.6 million and $10.5 million in assets on his latest financial disclosure.

Democrats in turn hope to peel off some Republicans including Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and/or Susan Collins of ME, two senators who support abortion rights and have split with their party before on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Park Sung-hyun wins in Illinois-INSIDE
She beat compatriot Ryu So-yeon and Japan's Nasa Hataoka after they finished level on 10 under par at Kemper Lakes near Chicago. Despite a 75 in round two, Korda was still able to climb the leaderboard on Sunday with a 68 for her fifth top 10 of the year.

Among their targets are Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, as well as Doug Jones of Alabama, who is not up for re-election but represents a conservative state in the Deep South.

Following the news of Trump appointing Brent Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court judge, concerned citizens gathered to protest and bring awareness on the possibility of Roe V. Wade being overturned, making access to reproductive health even harder to gain.

Kavanaugh's many written opinions provide insight into his thinking and also will be fodder for Senate Democrats who will seek to block his confirmation.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Justice Kennedy, who also spent the majority of his career in public service.

While Supreme Court nominations are the job of the Senate, House members are also weighing in. And I know that that's what President Trump was looking for.

In another case, Kavanaugh argued in favor of delaying an abortion for an undocumented teen.

Republicans hope to have Kavanaugh confirmed by the start of the court's session in October.

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