Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, likely to focus on abortion, gun rights and more

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Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s is to get SCOTUS?

President Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring judge Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme court. Here is a look at Trump is nominated.

From the protection of access to abortion in the United States, his relationship with embattled judge is accused of sexual misconduct, the Board can expect Kavanaugh, a tiring hearing before the Senate judiciary Committee next week.

Kavanaugh, President of Trump’s pick for the Supreme court, will be put in question, from his point of view on a variety of legal issues, including the ongoing violence, reproductive rights, gun violence, and privacy.

The White house has hired a team of lawyers from the counsel’s document, office, Kavanaugh squad of former employees and other Republican lawyers, its Board and meticulously help the 53-year-old to prepare for the questions expected of senators.

Read on for a look at five issues that could bring the senators during the hearing from Sept. 4.

The right to abortion

He has not expressed outright opposition to abortion, the liberals and women’s rights groups have already warned that the end of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme court ruling that legalized abortion, should Kavanaugh to be confirmed. Trump has said he has not spoken with Kavanaugh on abortion.

At a rally in front of the Supreme court in August, sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, said the senators must” to stand up and vote no against this judge [is because] he damage this country and he goes to the detriment of women.”

In the year 2017, Kavanaugh a difference of opinion in a case involving an undocumented immigrant who wanted to be released from prison to for an abortion. While the court finally had the procedure, Kavanaugh, said the majority opinion “radically incompatible with 40 years of Supreme Court precedent.”


He argued that if the government helped the 17-year-old obtain an abortion, then ignored its “legitimate interest in favoring of fetal life, the protection of the interests of minors and refrain from facilitating the abortion.”

Rochelle Garza, an immigration lawyer, the teenager is expected to testify on behalf of the Senate Democrats during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.

Presidential authority

Kavanaugh worked for Kenneth Starr in the 1990s, co-writing the independent Council set the legal framework for the support of then-President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He said Clinton should be indicted, because he misled the public and lied to his staff, according to The New York Times.

But in the year 2009, citing his role in the investigation in Clinton, Kavanaugh expressed his opinion that the President, you should not have to do with criminal investigations or civil suits while in office.

Write for the Minnesota Law Review, Kavanaugh said, “I think that we can estimate roughly how difficult the job [the US President] is.” Because he said he believes that “[it is] important that the President be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with so few distractions as possible.”


Prior to his confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh put a completed 110-page questionnaire, in which he said neither trump nor anyone else with him, approached him about “any currently pending or specific case, legal issue or question in a manner that can be reasonably interpreted in a way, as an attempt, without any Express or IMPLIED assurances concerning your position on this case, Problem or question” before he was asked to be the candidate, Politico reported.

Relationship with Kozinski

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is likely to face questions, the accused during his hearing about his relationship with Alex Kozinski, a mentor now of sexual harassment. Kavanaugh worked as a law clerk in 1991, for Kozinski, a job that proved to be an important building block for Kavanaugh’s career. Your past has led to questions of whether Kavanaugh was always aware of any inappropriate behavior in the workplace, which he responds to the judge and, if so, how.

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Once upon a time, Kavanaugh was able to turn to in order to judge Alex Kozinski, of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, for the advice. But Kozinski has since retired from the court after he was accused by several female former law clerks and colleagues of sexual misconduct, including inappropriate comments, touching, and forced viewings of pornography.

Kozinski said in a statement through a lawyer, many of the allegations are not true, although deeply regretted his “unusual sense of humor caused offense, or someone is uncomfortable.”

“I have always the same trying to treat my male and female employees,” he said.

While there is no evidence so far has surfaced that would suggest that Kavanaugh had no knowledge of Kozinski, his alleged misdeeds, Kavanaugh is sure to be asked about his relationship to the former judge.


“Alex Kozinski relationship with judge Kavanaugh is a legitimate area of research, and I plan to question judge Kavanaugh on this issue,” Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, told The Associated Press.

White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec, said Kavanaugh had “never even heard of, all the allegations of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment by judge Kozinski”, reports the media.

Privacy Rights

Kavanaugh has often assisted, give the US government a large bow in the name of national security – even if it is the secret gathering of personal data of Americans. This support is expected to be a subject of consternation among Democrats ready to grill the judge.

Sens. Dick Durbin and Pat Leahy are among the Democrats who want to see more recordings of Kavanaugh ‘ s White house days. Durbin, in particular, said Kavanaugh “confirmed that he was involved in talks with enemy combatants” during a private meeting with the senator.

But the Republican sen Rob Portman of Ohio claimed that Kavanaugh is “incredibly well-qualified.”


“I don’t think he’s said in the mainstream with respect to these issues, and to be honest, I think that there is a difference with significance between where he is and where the court said presently,” Portman.

And Kavanaugh already has the support of the libertarian earned-leaning Sen. Rand Paul. The Kentucky Republican, said after a meeting with Kavanaugh, he’ll adhere to “carefully to the Constitution and his work to protect individual freedom seriously.”

Gun control

Kavanaugh’s position on gun control is likely to be put under the microscope during his hearings – in particular, as Parkland school shooting survivors, is scheduled to testify on behalf of the Senate Democrats.

Under the Kavanaugh decisions in the spotlight, a 2001, wrote a dissenting opinion, he is a crucial weapon ban.

In Heller v. District of Columbia, the court of appeal, the district confirmed the regulation to ban most semi-automatic rifles. But in this case, Kavanaugh wrote the dissenting opinion, argued the Supreme court had already decided, pistols – “the vast majority are protected from those of today semi-automatic” in the Constitution under the Second Amendment.

He said, in spite of armed violence in the Region, “our task is the Constitution and the case law of the Supreme Court, regardless of whether the result will be a vote, we as a matter of first principles or policy.”

The Supreme court finally, the case took, and suggested the regulation; he held that the Second Amendment protects the possession of semi-automatic weapons, for purposes not use to the militia.

The National Rifle Association has Kavanaugh applauded his nomination to the bench.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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