According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth disclosed by Supreme Court justices was $4.6 million in 2017. "I don't have confidence that Judge Kavanaugh would be that justice". "He has the all-star legal resume, top-flight academic credentials".
Kavanaugh, 53, who sits on the federal appeals court in Washington, was nominated Monday by Trump to succeed Kennedy, 81, who was named in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan.
Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on why he supports President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. She joins with other Democrats in opposing the nomination.
The documents do not provide a complete record of Kavanaugh's finances.
"Some of the people that have come up to me at parades have said, 'Shut 'em down, do this, do that, ' and it reflects a limited understanding of how the Senate operates", Richard J. Durbin of IL, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said this week.
As Kavanaugh spent Thursday on Capitol Hill meeting separately with four Republican senators, Democrats staged another day of protests, this time focusing on abortion rights in a news conference. During the 2008 address at the U, Kavanaugh argued that sitting presidents should be immune from congressional investigations and prosecution while in office.
Republicans who met with the nominee Wednesday expressed no such concerns. Gattone worries Kavanaugh will be too far to the right. Kavanaugh, who has worked in the public sector over the last few decades and would be on the low end of the asset scale among justices if confirmed, has since paid off all debt outside of a home mortgage, according to the White House. "I expect his confirmation to go well".
Republican outside groups - including the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign arm, and the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky - are preparing to focus heavily on the Supreme Court pick to motivate Republican voters headed into November's midterms. "The majority's decision represents a radical extension of the Supreme Court's abortion jurisprudence", he said in his dissent. Republicans, meanwhile, hope centrist Democrats running for re-election in conservative-leaning states will back Kavanaugh.