Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Sen. Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his intent to vote against cloture and final confirmation for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:
“After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his testimony and past decisions, I’ve observed that he has repeatedly taken an activist approach to cases involving a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her health. He has made the astounding argument that bosses have an individual right to prevent their company’s female employees from using their own health insurance to buy contraception. He has taken extraordinary steps to force reconsideration
Senator John Edwards in a phone call has not yet settled on a run for Virginia Attorney General. He is hopeful that his many years of working for the Democratic party and time spent in support for Democrat candidates gives him an edge for appointment to U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
Edwards first supported the former U.S. Senator John Edwards for president but quickly campaigned for President Barrack Obama upon Edward’s withdrawal. U.S. Senator Jim Webb is point man for appointment recommendations to President Obama.
Edwards has met with Webb, Governor Tim Kaine, and U.S. Senator Mark Warner to discuss the appointment. There was no indication to which way the wind is blowing.
The short list includes 2 women both younger than Edwards who is 65.
Patricia Millett,who lives in Alexandria, has argued extensively in the Supreme Court as a partner with Akin Gump and while serving as an assistant to the Solicitor General from 1996 to 2007, when she went into private practice.
On the short list is Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Keenan, University of Virginia Law School professor James Ryan, and Hunton & Williams partner John Thomas, a former Virginia Supreme Court justice.
The Bar Association recommends five (5) for appointment.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: State Politics
Tags: democrat, Edwards, election2009, state_senate