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Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination Raises the Question: Should the U.S. Consider Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices?

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has turned out to be the most controversial, divisive and unpopular Supreme Court nominee since Judge Robert Bork in 1987. According to recent polls, the number of Americans who support his confirmation ranges from 34% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal) to 39% (Gallup). But despite Kavanaugh’s unpopularity—and despite the fact that at least three women have accused him of sexual abuse—President Donald Trump isn’t about to withdraw the nomination. Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are determined to see Kavanaugh’s confirmation rammed through as quickly as possible. And the fact that Kavanaugh, now 53, could still be sitting on the Supreme Court 30 or 35 years from now begs the question: should Supreme Court justices be subject to term limits?

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CNN Host Corners Deputy Press Secretary Over Report Kennedy Received Assurances Trump Would Nominate Kavanaugh

In an interview with CNN host John Berman, White House spokesperson Raj Shah refused to address a report that President Donald Trump and the White House convinced Supreme Court Justice Anthony to retire by promising to replace him with protege Brett Kavanaugh.

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5 Things You Should Know About Trump's Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

In a choice that could have sweeping implications for the entire United States for generations to come, President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Justice Kennedy’s LGBTQ Legacy Is at Risk of Being Entirely Wiped Out

Kennedy’s departure from the Supreme Court has, understandably, prompted widespread concern about Roe v. Wade and abortion rights. Less salient but equally at risk is the court’s progress on LGBTQ rights.

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Here's the Corrupt Financial Web That Links the Trump and Kennedy Families

Balzac knew that behind every great fortune there is a crime. But if he were contemplating the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the great French novelist might have put it another way: Behind every great crime is another crime.

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Reich: What Americans Must Do to Defeat Trump and Save Democracy

My friends, this is a dark hour. Intolerance, cruelty, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and environmental destruction have been let loose across the land.

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Senate Democrats Should 'Lock Down 49 and Fight Like Hell' Against Trump Supreme Court Pick

There is ample justification for Democrats to demand that the confirmation process for any person this occupier of the Oval Office nominates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Anthony Kennedy be postponed. First and foremost, Trump is under an active criminal investigation for conspiring with a foreign government to undermine a U.S. presidential election, and he may very well prove to be an illegitimate president in the eyes of the law. What's more, the Supreme Court determines things like whether a president has to turn evidence over in a criminal probe, or testify before a grand jury, or be indicted. The Supreme Court will inevitably hear Trump's criminal case and he's already got one judge there beholden to him, a judge whose seat could prove just as illegitimate as Trump's. Second, there's the McConnell Rule—no Supreme Court confirmations in an election year, not until the people have had a chance to decide the direction in which they want the country to go. With an essentially tied Senate, the argument is even more compelling.

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Meghan McCain Accuses Whoopi Goldberg of a 'Cheap Shot' in Debate About Race - And Gets Immediately Shut Down

Meghan McCain drew the ire of her co-panelists on The View as she repeatedly gloated about the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and played the victim by suggesting the panel wasn't nice enough to her.

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Senate Democrat Says the Party Is 'Going to Use Every Tool Available' to Block Trump's Justice Nominee

Democrats are gearing up for a battle against President Donald Trump's efforts to appoint a new Supreme Court justice, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said Wednesday that the party might get creative about how to block the nominee.

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Roe v. Wade Is at the Mercy of Two Unreliable 'Pro-Choice' Republican Senators

Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have held on to the mantle of being "pro-choice" Republicans for their entire careers, and they've actually been able to hoodwink groups like Planned Parenthood into believing them and working with them. In fact, just last fall Planned Parenthood gave Collins an award.

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