WASHINGTON — Neomi Rao seemed like the ideal replacement for Brett M. Kavanaugh on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit when President Trump nominated her to take his place after he ascended to the Supreme Court.
An Indian-American and a former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, Ms. Rao, 45, had the backing of the Federalist Society, the conservative legal group that has been the main recruiting ground for the president’s highly successful effort to put his stamp on the judiciary.
And as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Ms. Rao is seen as an ally of the deregulatory efforts that are a large part of the conservative legal agenda.
But Ms. Rao, who is on leave as the director and founder of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, now faces questions from within her own party and specifically, from Senator Josh Hawley, a newly elected Republican of Missouri and member of the Judiciary Committee.
Those suspicions reflect a tension between social conservatives and supporters of Ms. Rao more concerned with delivering on the president’s deregulatory policies.
The issue is abortion.
For the most committed social conservatives, Ms. Rao is suspect, despite her conservative credentials, because she has little written record on the issue and is whispered to personally be an abortion rights advocate. She is also seen as a potential rival to Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a staunch anti-abortion Catholic, for a future Supreme Court seat. Judge Barrett was on Mr. Trump’s short list before he nominated Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
There is also concern that Ms. Rao supported the ruling in a landmark abortion case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe v. Wade, the case that established a constitutional right to abortion. In a past law review article, she wrote that the decision “treated a woman’s right to choose an abortion as part of her constitutionally protected liberty, because her choice implicated both dignity and autonomy.”
“I’m undecided and concerned,” Mr. Hawley said in an interview on Monday. “I have not decided which way to vote. I’m trying to figure it out.”
References in some of Ms. Rao’s past legal writing describing the abortion rights movement as “anti-abortion” rather than “pro-life,” the term preferred among anti-abortion campaigners, have also raised red flags for him.
On Tuesday, Mr. Hawley went further, releasing a public letter to Ms. Rao saying that “I will not vote to confirm nominees whom I believe will expand substantive due process precedents like Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania.”
Ms. Rao’s view of the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage — she stated in an interview that “as a policy matter, I’m absolutely pleased with the result” — has also incited worries among socially conservative lawmakers and operatives.
Questions about whether Ms. Rao is a true conservative presents a test for Mr. Trump over whether his most ardent grass-roots backers will follow his lead in supporting his nominee. Mr. Hawley, for his part, risks alienating members of his caucus and has drawn criticism from legal scholars, as well as conservative groups that do not want abortion to become a litmus test for judges.
“At a time when judicial nominations are one of the few things Republicans have been able to do, it would seem particularly shortsighted to tank such a qualified nominee over hypothetical unfounded concerns that have little bearing on what she would be asked to do on that court,” said Jonathan H. Adler, a law professor at Case Western University.
The District of Columbia Circuit does not typically hear abortion cases, but it is a frequent steppingstone to the Supreme Court. In addition to Justice Kavanaugh, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Thomas served on the court.
“If the concern is that the nomination would put Ms. Rao in play for a future Supreme Court nomination,” Mr. Adler said, “it’s incredibly pre-emptive and the cost is significant.”
Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, a conservative issue advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, said that Ms. Rao “is fair, impartial, extremely qualified and has our full support.” Mr. Phillips said his group would lean on its 3.2 million grass-roots activists to take action. “We will be aggressively mobilizing our grass roots to urge every senator to confirm her,” he said.
Mr. Hawley said he had pored over Ms. Rao’s writings as part of a “thorough due diligence vet.” He acknowledged that “yeah, that includes abortion,” but said that he had broader questions about her judicial philosophy and originalist interpretation of the Constitution.
He noted that the fact that Ms. Rao had no history as a litigator or a judge made his vetting more difficult. “They hear a lot of important Second Amendment cases,” he said. “They hear cases that have a lot to do with due process.”
Ms. Rao was selected for the seat by Mr. Trump after a push by Donald F. McGahn II, the former White House counsel, according to people familiar with the process. It was unclear whether Mr. Trump was aware of any questions about her views on abortion.
Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the Federalist Society, who serves as an informal adviser to Mr. Trump on his judicial picks, also backed Ms. Rao’s nomination and was frustrated by the complaints from Mr. Hawley, according to two people in contact with him.
“We think that she is a superb nominee; she is eminently qualified,” said Ralph Reed, a Trump supporter who leads the socially conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition. “Her judicial philosophy is totally antithetical to federal judges legislating from the bench.”
And some of Ms. Rao’s conservative backers are mobilizing to keep her nomination from wobbling before the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Thursday. The Judicial Crisis Network plans to spend 0,000 on advertising this week in Missouri, officials said.
Mr. Hawley said the advertising push did not concern him.
“I’ve got to do what I think is right for the people of my state, no matter what,” Mr. Hawley said. The senator’s office said he and Ms. Rao were scheduled to meet on Wednesday.
The intraparty battle over Ms. Rao’s nomination is not the first time she has faced scrutiny from some conservative senators, as well as from Democrats, for her past writings. At her confirmation hearing this month, she was questioned about op-eds she wrote as an undergraduate at Yale in the early 1990s.
In one piece, Ms. Rao suggested that women could spare being sexually assaulted if they did not drink to excess.
Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, said that as a former prosecutor, he was bothered “greatly” by Ms. Rao’s remarks because they could deter survivors of sexual assault from reporting crimes.
Ms. Rao said she was simply making an observation about “actions women can take to be less likely to become victims.”
Democrats like Senator Chris Coons of Delaware have also raised questions about her expansive views of presidential power, calling it “alarming for the scope and reach of executive power.”
The White House declined to comment.B:
三中三复式7码【躺】【在】【床】【上】，【看】【着】【手】【中】【的】【电】【话】，【凌】【可】【心】【发】【了】【好】【一】【会】【呆】：【没】【有】【电】【话】，【没】【有】【信】【息】，【林】【宇】【飞】，【你】【在】【想】【什】【么】？【或】【者】【说】，【你】【想】【做】【什】【么】？ 【凌】【可】【心】【知】【道】，【她】【昨】【天】【下】【午】【为】【了】【唤】【醒】【秦】【子】【默】【说】【的】【那】【些】【话】，【肯】【定】【会】【让】【林】【宇】【飞】【心】【里】【很】【不】【舒】【服】【的】，【但】【是】【她】【当】【时】，【别】【无】【选】【择】。 【既】【然】【秦】【子】【默】【的】【吐】【血】【昏】【迷】【是】【被】【她】【所】【刺】【激】【的】，【那】【么】【她】【所】【能】【做】【的】，【绝】【不】【是】【如】
【虽】【然】【她】【的】【自】【恋】【让】【小】【二】【有】【些】【听】【不】【下】【去】。【但】【是】【它】【思】【考】【了】【一】【下】【还】【真】【是】。 【放】【眼】【他】【们】【大】【院】【和】【其】【他】【大】【院】。【还】【真】【是】【她】【的】【条】【件】【最】【出】【色】。【而】【且】，【她】【还】【占】【有】【优】【势】，【那】【就】【是】【董】【家】【和】【谭】【家】【这】【四】【代】【的】【交】【情】。 【谭】【怀】【的】【脸】【更】【黑】【了】。【自】【己】【的】【宝】【贝】【孙】【女】【一】【脸】【激】【动】【的】【样】【子】【是】【要】【闹】【啥】！ 【董】【书】【堂】【家】【那】【臭】【小】【子】【有】【什】【么】【好】【的】！【老】【大】【不】【小】【了】。【他】【孙】【女】【才】【十】【三】【啊】！
【凤】【黎】【姿】【的】【突】【然】【出】【现】，【让】【原】【本】【心】【灰】【意】【冷】【的】【百】【里】【曦】【眼】【睛】【里】【有】【了】【一】【丝】【光】，【但】【很】【快】【就】【灭】【绝】【了】。 【是】【啊】，【她】【来】【做】【什】【么】，【难】【道】【她】【还】【不】【成】【是】【为】【了】【他】【一】【个】【小】【小】【的】【奴】【才】【来】【的】？【可】【笑】，【不】【过】【是】【在】【瑾】【王】【府】【远】【远】【瞥】【见】【了】【那】【一】【眼】，【她】【不】【会】【记】【得】【他】【吧】。 【真】【是】，【又】【让】【自】【己】【喜】【欢】【的】【人】【看】【见】【自】【己】【身】【籍】【狼】【狈】【的】【一】【面】【了】，【他】【曾】【会】【开】【心】【得】【起】【来】？ 【百】【里】【曦】【把】【头】
【一】【座】【大】【山】。 【似】【乎】【像】【是】【凭】【空】【拔】【地】【而】【起】【一】【样】，“【深】【深】【扎】【根】”【于】【这】【片】【平】【野】【之】【上】。 【周】【围】【全】【是】【一】【望】【无】【际】【的】【平】【地】，【唯】【独】【这】【座】【大】【山】。 【山】【是】【普】【通】【的】【山】，【呈】【一】【种】【三】【角】【锥】【的】【形】【状】，【下】【面】【是】【一】【连】【串】【的】【凸】【起】，【大】【概】【蔓】【延】【出】【去】【有】【数】【百】【米】【之】【远】，【越】【往】【上】【走】，【则】【越】【窄】，【最】【顶】【端】【有】【一】【块】【平】【台】。 【距】【离】【地】【面】【足】【足】【有】【将】【近】【千】【米】。 【所】【以】，【这】【座】【山】
【再】【度】【赶】【回】【小】【楼】【的】【时】【候】。 【只】【剩】【下】【东】【方】【和】【东】【皇】【站】【在】【原】【地】。 【四】【目】【相】【对】，【有】【一】【种】【奇】【怪】【的】【气】【氛】【在】【俩】【人】【之】【间】【蔓】【延】，【你】【说】【不】【出】【那】【是】【什】【么】。 【东】【方】【的】【身】【子】，【如】【果】【细】【心】【一】【点】，【就】【可】【以】【看】【见】【她】【在】【微】【微】【发】【抖】，【眸】【子】【看】【向】【东】【皇】【的】【时】【候】【依】【旧】【温】【柔】【坚】【定】。 【东】【皇】【似】【乎】【也】【恢】【复】【了】【全】【部】【的】【记】【忆】，【眸】【子】【里】【全】【是】【说】【不】【清】【道】【不】【明】【的】【情】【绪】。 【许】【久】，【还】三中三复式7码【上】【次】【见】【到】【唐】【越】，【还】【是】【在】【采】【访】【他】【的】【红】【色】【收】【藏】【品】【时】，【工】【作】【结】【束】【后】，【他】【热】【情】【邀】【请】【记】【者】【尝】【尝】【他】【自】【制】【的】【泡】【腌】【咸】【菜】，【一】【口】【下】【去】，【鲜】【香】【爽】【口】【的】【滋】【味】【至】【今】【令】【人】【难】【忘】。【这】【次】【再】【见】【唐】【越】，【他】【家】【里】【的】【冰】【箱】【里】【又】【塞】【了】【满】【满】【几】【大】【瓶】【的】【泡】【腌】【咸】【菜】。【他】【说】，【自】【制】【的】“【泰】【州】【泡】【菜】”【不】【但】【口】【味】【好】，【而】【且】【干】【净】【卫】【生】，【比】【外】【面】【卖】【的】【韩】【国】【泡】【菜】【好】【吃】【多】【了】。
【非】【止】【一】【日】，【不】【死】【营】【进】【入】【邺】【城】。 【郭】【旭】【计】【划】【在】【这】【里】【停】【留】【一】【天】，【补】【充】【一】【些】【需】【要】【的】【东】【西】。【出】【了】【邺】【城】，【向】【北】【就】【要】【逐】【渐】【走】【出】【乞】【活】【军】【的】【控】【制】【范】【围】【了】。【也】【就】【是】【说】，【要】【随】【时】【准】【备】【厮】【杀】【了】。【特】【别】【是】【过】【了】【汲】【水】【之】【后】，【那】【就】【是】【王】【浚】【的】【控】【制】【范】【围】。【而】【且】，【王】【浚】【在】【汲】【水】【一】【带】【布】【置】【了】【重】【兵】，【肯】【定】【不】【会】【让】【郭】【旭】【他】【们】【轻】【易】【通】【过】。 【杨】【清】【风】、【允】【天】【机】【早】【就】【得】
“【赛】【弥】【尔】，【在】【不】【在】？”【带】【着】【安】【娜】【一】【起】【回】【到】【命】【都】【的】【庄】【园】。 【出】【来】【迎】【接】【他】【的】【不】【是】【赛】【弥】【尔】，【而】【是】【叶】【卡】【捷】【琳】【娜】。 “【回】【来】【了】？” “【回】【来】【了】……【叶】，【赛】【弥】【尔】【在】【吗】？【我】【有】【点】【事】【情】【找】【她】【聊】【聊】。” “【赛】【弥】【尔】……【她】【有】【点】【事】【情】【出】【事】【了】，【好】【像】【是】【去】【找】【其】【他】【王】【者】【开】【会】【去】【了】。” “【赛】【弥】【尔】【说】【不】【会】【去】【很】【久】，【你】【先】【进】【来】【等】【一】【等】【吧】。”【说】
【猪】【首】【人】【身】【兽】【没】【有】【想】【到】，【奇】【穷】【竟】【然】【一】【下】【子】【溜】【到】【了】【自】【己】【的】【身】【后】，【这】【时】，【奇】【穷】【的】【两】【只】【虎】【爪】【已】【经】【狠】【狠】【的】【打】【向】【了】【猪】【首】【人】【身】【兽】【的】【脑】【袋】。 【猪】【首】【人】【身】【兽】【心】【知】【躲】【不】【过】【去】【了】，【吓】【得】【一】【愣】，【闭】【上】【了】【眼】【睛】，【但】【猪】【首】【人】【身】【兽】【等】【待】【的】【疼】【痛】，【并】【没】【有】【落】【在】【自】【己】【的】【头】【上】。 【就】【在】【刚】【才】【那】【一】【刻】，【兔】【首】【人】【身】【兽】【冲】【了】【过】【来】，【抛】【出】【无】【极】【金】【叶】【扇】【打】【在】【了】【奇】【穷】【的】【手】【上】
【立】【政】【殿】【里】【面】，【皇】【帝】【夫】【妇】【正】【在】【念】【叨】【着】【外】【孙】【女】，【杜】【少】【清】【在】【一】【旁】【逗】【着】【兕】【子】【小】【公】【主】，【心】【里】【满】【满】【是】【对】【女】【儿】【的】【担】【心】。 【倒】【不】【是】【担】【心】【女】【儿】【此】【行】【如】【何】【如】【何】，【毕】【竟】【已】【经】【被】【带】【回】【长】【安】【了】，【而】【是】【担】【心】【接】【下】【来】【会】【被】【一】【群】【家】【长】【狂】【风】【暴】【雨】【般】【的】【围】【攻】。 【有】【道】【是】【爱】【之】【深】【责】【之】【切】，【皇】【帝】【皇】【后】【整】【天】【为】【离】【家】【出】【走】【的】【外】【孙】【女】【担】【惊】【受】【怕】，【现】【在】【抓】【回】【来】【了】【恐】【怕】【是】【要】【重】