Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Retired Justice Stevens opposes Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Retired Justice Stevens opposes Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

It's rare for a retired justice to weigh in on a pending nomination.

Democrats who oppose his confirmation contend that Kavanaugh could harbor political bias in light of the fierce opposition he faces over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teen while in high school.

"I think the senators should pay attention to that", Stevens said.

Stevens even once praised Kavanaugh directly in a book he wrote in 2014.

'It's been an extremely important thing for the court that in the last 40 years, starting with Justice [Sandra Day] O'Connor and continuing with Justice Kennedy, there has been a person who found the center, where people couldn't predict in that sort of way, ' Politico reports she told the audience of 3,000 students and alumni.

Comments by two crucial Republican senators - Jeff Flake and Susan Collins - indicated the Federal Bureau of Investigation report, which was the latest twist in the pitched political battle over Kavanaugh, may have allayed their concerns about Kavanaugh.

Details of US, Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement
Trump said it was unfair and economically crippling to dairy farmers . "When we got there, that was an excellent sign for me". And outside of autoworkers, she said, the impact on industry is not assured. "Does it help the average worker in the U.S.?"

Cellphones to receive first-ever national test on Wednesday
The WEA test will be broadcast over the course of about 30 minutes and sound the same as an AMBER Alert. "No action is required". The presidential alert is like those, only it goes to virtually every cellphone in the country, and you can't turn it off.

Tottenham's big guns missing for visit of Barcelona
Kane , 25, will line up against Messi on Wednesday when Spurs host Barcelona at Wembley in Group B of the Champions League . When you're scoring as many goals as he is - 40, 50 or 60 goals a season - as a striker, I want to try and match that.

One of the longest-serving justices in Supreme Court history thinks it would be a mistake to put Brett Kavanaugh on the court. Without mentioning Kavanaugh by name or referring to the confirmation fight, the two justices sought to distance themselves from the political rancor that has enveloped Washington over his nomination. Wrapping up, Stevens says that Senators need to be aware of Kavanaugh's partisan attitudes and that it would be unhealthy to bring on a judge that would "only do a part-time job". President Gerald Ford nominated Stevens to the court. The Palm Beach Post first reported the comments.

Since his retirement, Stevens has penned a handful of opinion pieces for the New York Times calling for dramatic liberal reform.

Stevens is 98, and he retired from the Supreme Court in 2010. Nine others were arrested on the fourth floor of Dirksen Senate Office Building.

But Republicans moved forward with plans for a key procedural vote on Friday and a final vote on Saturday on confirming the conservative federal appeals judge for a lifetime job on the top USA court.

Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's second nominee to the Supreme Court, denied the allegations, delivering a fiery defense that opened with accusations that Ford's allegations were part of an elaborate political coup d'état.

Like this: