Thousands rally in Chicago against Trump’s ‘anti-woman agenda’

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Organizers say enthusiasm is high, particularly since the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. The Democrats and their supporters seem to truly believe that Trump knowingly nominated an attempted rapist in order to send the world a message that he hates women, while the Republicans and their base think that these accusations were fabricated from the get-go as part of an underhanded smear campaign to kill Kavanaugh's chances of being confirmed.

It also suggests the tumultuous battle over his nomination could harm the court's reputation as the nonpartisan branch of government.

Tuesday's cases involved the 1984 Armed Career Criminal Act, a "three-strikes-and-you're-out" criminal sentencing law that boosts prison sentences for people who are convicted of crimes involving guns if they have previously been convicted of certain other crimes. Roughly a third said it would make no difference in their vote (22 percent) or had no opinion (10 percent).

Ilya Somin raises the issue of packing the Supreme Court.

The stakes were high, and the party-line fight over Kavanaugh was brutal. Such a development could also lead to an effort by House Democrats to impeach Kavanaugh.

Organized in coordination with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), an advocacy group, the law student strike follows months of nationwide protests against Kavanaugh.

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Kavanaugh knows numerous justices, who all showed up at the White House Monday night.

For the record, I was angered and disappointed by Collins' speech and vote, and like thousands of Maine citizens, wrote and called her to express my conviction that Kavanaugh was not worthy to sit on the court.

Trump sees his success in getting Kavanaugh onto the court - tilting the crucial body to the right for potentially years to come - as one of the major successes of his turbulent two-year administration.

Rather, the results show the political consequences may be more mixed. That said, those more likely to support Democratic candidates generally fit the profile of Democratic voters in the first place, suggesting the confirmation outcome reaffirmed vote preferences rather than altering them. Last month, a woman said Fain raped her in Washington, D.C.in 2007. Partisan divisions are 33-26-35 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents.

Hirono said she was not concerned about a backlash from Democratic voters if the deal appears favorable to Republicans.

Rep. Jerrod Nadler, N.Y., the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, has said he would open an investigation of Kavanaugh if the Democrats win control of the House in November and he becomes committee chairman. That nets to 61 percent support among 18- to 49-year-olds, dropping to 49 percent of Americans age 50-64 and 38 percent of seniors. That remains the likely outcomes because there are essentially two different elections going on - one, in the Senate, in mostly pro-Trump, conservative, rural states and one, in the House, in upscale, diverse, suburban congressional districts. More than 3 in 4 Democrats (77 percent) say they are "very motivated" to turn out and vote in the midterms - more than the 68 percent of Republicans who say they're "very motivated".

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