In October of past year, Kavanaugh was part of the D.C. Court of appeals that ultimately ruled on an immigrant girl's right to have an abortion while she was in USA custody.
Stephanopoulos also asked Leo about an argument by some Democrats, including Blumenthal, that no new justice should be appointed until after special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is finished because it would be improper for the president to nominate someone who may have jurisdiction over the probe.
Republicans are eager to have a new justice in place when the Supreme Court begins its new term in October. "There's no way to sugarcoat it", said Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood executive vice president. A former White House aide under Bush who previously worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, he faced a long confirmation battle when Bush nominated him to his current post. He nominated Neil Gorsuch a year ago, who was confirmed. Those who would limit or end abortion praised the choice, while those who aim to expand and preserve abortion rights were critical. Dozens of additional nominations are pending - a list that will soon include Trump's second nominee for the highest court in the land. The decision would have allowed the government to delay the abortion while it sought a sponsor for the teen, but was reversed when appealed to the full appeals court, where Kavanaugh also wrote a dissent.
"Well, they're going to be completely in concert with President Trump's promise to only appoint biased judges who will overturn Roe".
The process is arduous, with the private meetings giving way to days of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats. This isn't the first time he's helped nominees get through the Senate.
Trump is scheduled to announce a nominee at 9 p.m. Monday.
Trump spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon before returning to Washington from a weekend at his private golf club in New Jersey, where he deliberated his decision amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation.
Civil rights leaders were quick to vehemently oppose his nomination, arguing Kavanaugh will be a vote to gut ObamaCare and Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion.
The nominee is an only child who credits his mother for his career path. Martha Kavanaugh taught high school history before returning to school for her law degree. Both are conservative jurists in the mold of Trump's previous Supreme Court pick, Gorsuch. President Donald Trump: "Well, it's still-let's say it's the four people, but-and they're excellent, every one".
On the Democratic side, the focus will be on Sens.
"Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law", he said separately, adding later: "This incredibly qualified nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust, bipartisan support". Jennifer Mascott, a law professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School in Virginia, said she naturally reached out to Kavanaugh after her father died. "But this is really about the process and whether or not the corporate right is going to be in charge of picking the Supreme Court in a seat, in a nomination that's likely to tip the scales substantially".
Environment Canada issued a smog warning as "high concentrations of pollutants are expected to persist through the night". The rest of the deaths occurred in other parts of the French-speaking province.
Yann Sommer had to make a superb diving save to deny Berg, and Ekdal squandered a golden opportunity in the 41st minute. The last time Sweden made it this far at the World Cup was in 1994, when the team reached the semifinals.
An area of low pressure in the tropics of the Atlantic Ocean has now become the second tropical storm of the 2018 season. According to data, the storm is located at 10.2 N, 41.4 W with winds at approximately 35 miles per hour .
France go into the match after a relatively comfortable group stage and after resting players in their last group match. Messi will have to be at his very best if they are to get past France , who are much better than the Nigerians.
So you'll have plenty of opportunity stock up on gifts or revamp your wardrobe while everything's heavily discounted. Prime Day will also be held in the US, UK, Spain, Japan, Singapore, Canada, and 10 other countries on the same day.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Lloris said: "They are an exhaustive team, they know how to do everything". We know there are going to be hard moments, and we'll have to be ready to suffer.
Inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, the delivery point for USA crude futures, fell to their lowest level since December 2014. According to Commerzbank, OPEC now has just enough oil to meet global demands without Iran's supply.
Spectators who tuned in to the royal wedding around the globe could not get enough of Meghan's effervescent-yet-natural look. Daniel explained on the show that the goal was to make her look like she was glowing from the inside out.
England wins the social media World Cup
England will now go on to play Croatia in the semi-finals, fighting for a place in the final next Sunday. The iconic line in the song "It's Coming Home" is taking over the country.
Oil climbs despite Trump’s call for OPEC to reduce pricing
The United States will counter the influence of Iran , Saudi Arabia's major regional rival, by imposing tough sanctions. Brent crude futures were changing hands at $78.04 per barrel, up 28 cents, or 0.4 per cent, from their last close.
Sacha Baron Cohen teases a new Trump-related project
The man behind the characters Borat , Brüno , and Ali G is teasing a new project that may be related to Donald Trump . The teaser then says, " Sacha graduates soon", with a logo of Trump University on the screen.
LeBron James early season favorite for MVP
Unfortunately, that wasn't the only power move as the defending dynasty the Golden State Warriors also strengthen their numbers. Players can not sign contracts with teams until Friday under National Basketball Association free agency rules.
Trade Wars: Trump loads first volley against China
Those measures appear to be aimed at the United States' heartland, which helped lift Trump into the White House. If things escalate, then the hit will be bigger, cutting as much as half a percentage point from growth.
Who's saying what at the World Cup
That was the first major tournament for many of us, knockout matches have a lot to do with experience and can be complicated. Belgium face Japan in the last-16 with a potential tie against Brazil in the quarter-finals. "Anyway, I'll do my best".