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Presidential Power Key Issue in Court Confirmation Fight 


President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, federal judge Brett Kavanaugh, can expect tough questions on a range of issues when he faces a Senate confirmation hearing sometime in the next few months.

Democrats are likely to pepper Kavanaugh with questions about his stance on abortion, gay rights and affirmative action.

But another key area of interest is Kavanaugh’s expansive view of presidential power, something Democrats want to press him on with Trump in the White House.

When he was nominated at the White House earlier this month, Kavanaugh pledged to bring an independent mindset to the high court.

WATCH: Scope of Presidential Power Key Issue in Court Confirmation Fight

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“I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic,” he said.

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