News By Tag
News By Place
Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Replace Justice Kennedy
President Donald Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. This will give conservatives a firm 5 to 4 majority on Supreme Court
By: Dr. Steve Johnston, author.com
Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama has replaced Republican Senator Luther Strange, cutting the GOP's Senate majority to 51-49. Meanwhile Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona is battling brain cancer and has not been back to the Capitol since December. That increases the focus on two Republicans Senators- Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Both are pro-choice and do not want Roe v. Wade to be overturned. However, Democrat Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana are pro-life and are up for reelection this fall in Red States, and may vote for Judge Kavanaugh.
White House Counsel Don McGahn will lead the confirmation process and has already been busy lining up the 51 votes needed to confirm Justice Kavanaugh. At McGahn's side throughout the process has been Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the conservative Federalist Society. The Federalist Society, founded during the Reagan administration in 1982, advocates for "originalism"
For more information on current events please see:
Dr. Steve Johnston
Page Updated Last on: Jul 10, 2018