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Associate justices on the Supreme Court make $255,300, while Chief Justice John Roberts draws a $267,000 salary. A simple majority is required.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned fellow lawmakers Wednesday about going off the deep end with personal attacks when opposing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It is likely to be one of the more important decisions of his presidency.

"He can't possibly be as conservative as some people are making him out to be", Leipold said.

At the White House Monday, Kavanaugh invoked the value of legal precedent again, saying, "a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent".

This scenario is awful for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and Trump favorably or risk alienating their Democratic supporters by playing a direct role in the confirmation of a judge that many rank-and-file Democrats find wholly unacceptable. She served for 13 years on the DC Circuit before President Bill Clinton in 1993 named her to the high court.

In a teleconference on Tuesday with reporters, Al Sharpton, a civil rights and activist founder of National Action Network, a group providing community services for the poor, accused the Republican-controlled Senate of "double standards".

A "thorough" review of Kavanaugh's paper trail is exactly what anxious Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, about Kavanaugh, given the appeals court judge has decades of political and legal opinions in which senators on the fence could probably find something not to like.

Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called him a "candidate worthy of the Senate's consideration".

A press release by the Women's March organization slamming Kavanaugh received criticism for writing "In response to Donald Trump's nomination of XX to the Supreme Court of the United States", implying that they would oppose whoever the nominee was.

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Fallon hopes Democrats will "look in the mirror and do the right thing" with respect to Kavanaugh. Abortion became legal in 1973 in a famous case known as Roe versus Wade.

If confirmed by the Senate, the 53-year old Kavanaugh is poised to remain on the bench for years to come, cementing conservative control in the country's top judicial body.

Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, said Kavanaugh "has a stellar record of as an originalist, and has proven to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment and freedom of speech and religion". Democratic senators such as Elizabeth Warren joined Monday evening's protests. They say Trump might be accused of a crime.

Justices also tend to earn plenty of money on the side, Business Insider reported in 2015. His father went to law school at night, he added. The rights of consumers: "that's #WhatsAtStake", U.S. Sen.

But nothing's a given in Washington, especially in a Senate where Republicans have just a two-vote majority - or one vote with Sen. "He's conservative. but I think he is respectful of the court and the court system as institutions".

"So, I think we've got to work from the standpoint that most of the Democrats have said they're going to vote 'no, '" he added.

Jonathan Turley is a George Washington University constitutional law professor. Flake is one of Trump's most vocal critics, but he seems to be OK with this Supreme Court nominee.

"To prevent tyranny and protect individual liberty, the Framers of the Constitution separated the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of the new national government", he continued. Cory Booker (N.J.) were "reeling" over Trump's pick. Susan Shand adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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