Troy Covington, counsel at Bloom Parham and a legal expert, spoke to Business Insider about what issues will come up in Kavanaugh's confirmation and how the judge could influence the court. All four sitting conservatives on the Supreme Court have long-standing ties to the Federalist Society, and Kavanaugh would follow that trend. Democrats, eager to dig into everything Kavanaugh may have played a role in - or even seen - want every document they can get, a number Senate aides say is likely in the millions.
Tucson lawyer Paul Gattone has practiced as a civil rights attorney for nearly 30 years in the Old Pueblo.
Gun Control is up first, as Kavanaugh's nomination has many Americans asking about his record on the Second Amendment and looking to his judicial record for clues to his thinking on the issue.
Both voted against Trump's effort to repeal the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, and they objected furiously to a measure that would have stripped funding from women's health organization Planned Parenthood. Shortly after, Democrats said they would not support this nominee.
While Yale told Fox News they do not comment on online petitions, the Dean of Yale Law School, Heather Gerken, the person to whom the letter is addressed, publicly praised the D.C. Circuit judge and 1990 Yale Law School graduate in a statement Monday following Trump's public address at the White House. If we line the current justices up and make some basic assumptions about Judge Kavanaugh's views, it looks like Chief Justice Roberts will fall in the middle. In the case of a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant who was seeking an abortion, he dissented from the majority ruling and voted that she shouldn't be allowed to obtain the procedure.
Manchin, for example, said in a statement about the nomination, "The Supreme Court will ultimately decide if almost 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will lose their healthcare".
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Brexit minister Steve Baker and unpaid parliamentary aides Conor Burns and Chris Green also resigned. In other moves, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock takes over from Mr Hunt at Health and Social Care.
Starr says Kavanaugh has the merits to become the next Supreme Court justice.
Democrats intend to press the issue at Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings to persuade their colleagues to vote against him.
He also hopes Democrats will unite to "put pressure on the Republican moderates" and salvage the "future of the Supreme Court for the next 40 years".
Durbin also sits on the judiciary committee.
"I think he's going to do well", he said.
Senate Democratic women are planning a Thursday event at the Capitol with Planned Parenthood and NARAL to argue to Republicans like Collins and Murkowski that Kavanaugh would threaten Roe v. Wade and women's access to contraceptives.