Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Annie Linskey and Jess Bidgood Globe Staff September 29, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump has remade what it means to be presidential, with his typo-filled tweets and angry rants. He’s molded the Republican Party in his form, pulling it close to the white men who’ve felt their cultural dominance erode. Now he’s turning to the Supreme Court, where he hopes to seat a justice with a long Republican resume — a nomine who, in an emotional bid to save his nomination, last week displayed the very same combative, grievance-fueled thinking of which Trump is so fond.It remains to be seen whether Brett Kavanaugh’s indignant defense against accusations that he assaulted a teenage girl more than 35 years ago will rescue his nomination in a closely divided Senate. Advertisement But Kavanaugh’s performance certainly gives fuel to … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh’s partisan defiance brings Trump-style combat to the Supreme Court
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Colby Itkowitz, The Washington Post Published 5:28 am PDT, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 The future of the Affordable Care Act with a Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court doesn't necessarily mean a vote to end the GOP's perpetual punching bag. We wrote yesterday that Democrats feared a rightward turn of the court would solidify the ACA's spot, in addition to Roe v. Wade, on the endangered list. And since past Republican efforts to dismantle the health-care law only made it more popular with voters, Democrats are eager to cast Kavanaugh (as they would have with any Trump pick to the high court) as a threat to its existence. But even legal experts who support the ACA aren't convinced that Kavanaugh will take the hard-line approach to Obamacare that conservatives long to see. Nicholas Bagley, a defender of Obamacare and a professor at the University of Michigan Law School, told me it was his belief that Kavanaugh won't see ACA-related lawsuits as "health-care cases," … [Read more...] about The Health 202: Kavanaugh may not completely gut Obamacare if he makes it to the Supreme Court
POLITICS 07/09/2018 09:01 pm ET Updated 31 minutes ago His involvement in partisan battles and views on strong presidential power will likely be the focus of his confirmation hearings. By Matt Ferner and Laura Bassett President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, the 53-year-old federal judge could tilt the balance of the court in a solidly conservative direction for decades to come, likely affecting decisions on abortion, gerrymandering, affirmative action, gay rights and capital punishment. Kavanaugh’s position on strong executive power and his role in partisan political battles, including independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigations into President Bill Clinton and the high court’s decision on the 2000 presidential election recount, are set to dominate what’s shaping up to be an extraordinarily contentious confirmation hearing. Here’s what you need to know about … [Read more...] about Who Is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee To The Supreme Court?
POLITICS 07/09/2018 08:59 pm ET Updated 10 minutes ago If confirmed, the 53-year-old judge could tilt the balance of the court in a solidly conservative direction for decades to come. By Matt Ferner, Nick Visser, and Laura Bassett If confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh, 53, would tilt the balance of the court in a solidly conservative direction for decades to come. He has argued that a president shouldn’t be burdened by lawsuits, investigations or indictments. His role in partisan political battles, such as Kenneth Starr’s investigations into President Bill Clinton and the fight over the 2000 presidential election recount, are likely to draw the ire of Democrats. President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in a move that could turn the “swing vote” of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy into a staunchly conservative vote on cases before the court. “He is considered a judge’s judge, a true … [Read more...] about Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh To The Supreme Court
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff June 26, 2018 President Trump responded to the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the most recent version of his administration’s travel ban by calling it a “profound vindication” over his critics.And indeed, it was a huge win for Trump as he tests the limits of his presidential power. But it’s also true that the law upheld today by the court is a scaled-back version from what Trump originally proposed nearly three years ago.It’s been a long road to this decision, starting with a seemingly out-of-the-blue campaign announcement and moving to a similarly shocking missive from the White House that prompted confusion and protests at airports. There were many court movements in between, as well as revised versions of the so-called travel ban. Advertisement So here’s what the Supreme Court upheld … [Read more...] about How did we get here again? The path to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the travel ban