Maine experts, officials react to President Trump's Supreme Court pick
PORTLAND (WGME) – In Maine, those who study law are taking a closer look at those who could soon impact it.
Professor Dmitry Bam says he wasn't surprised to have learned of the four potential conservative nominees prior to President Trump’s announcement Monday night, and he did note that Judge Brett Kavanaugh has the longest list of credentials that could have swung him either way.
Professor Bam says he feels laws and policies such as Roe v. Wade, immigration and health care may change under the new Supreme Court justice.
He says moving forward it'll be up to lawmakers to make the best decisions when it comes to representing the country.
The 53-year-old could become the nation's Supreme Court justice for the next 30-plus years.
Maine’s delegation also reacted to the Kavanaugh nomination.
Senator Susan Collins issued a statement.
"Judge Kavanaugh has impressive credentials and extensive experience. I will conduct a careful, thorough vetting of the Presidents' nominee as I have done with the five previous Supreme Court justices whom I have considered."
Governor Paul LePage tweeted his support of the nomination.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England says it will oppose the nomination, saying President Trump has made it clear his Supreme Court nominee would "automatically" overturn Roe v. Wade.
Senator Angus King called the President's process to come to Kavanaugh "troubling," but he said he will thoroughly and thoughtfully research Kavanaugh's positions and record.