Hundreds Arrested in Multiday Protests of Brett Kavanaugh
Sep 09 2018 by Lorena Waters
In this space, we have focused a bit on the possible 2020 presidential candidates on the committee.
On Tuesday, amid partisan sniping and grandstanding, Kavanaugh went on to call Kennedy "a model of civility and collegiality" who "fiercely defended the independence of the judiciary".
Democrats are demanding they be allowed to review the 100,000 documents about Mr Kavanaugh's record.
"The point there is in the inferior court point", Kavanaugh wrote, responding to a draft op-ed that was circulated for edits between lawmakers and White House staff.
During Thursday's hearing, however, Booker also backtracked and said he did not violate any rules after he declared he was breaking the rules. Cory Booker questioned Kavanaugh last night about an email relating to racial profiling and his use of the phrase "naked racial set-aside".
He just released them to the public! In response, Booker joked that he was having "a Spartacus moment".
Sen. Murkowski (R-AK), another pro-abortion Republican and a key vote in Kavanaugh's confirmation process, declined to comment on the email, but an aide told Politico that she will look at it over the weekend.
Vermont's senior senator of Vermont built upon a line of questioning he began on Wednesday, pressing Kavanaugh on emails between him and then fellow Republican operative Manuel Miranda, who was responsible for promulgating stolen information from Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during Kavanaugh's time as a lawyer for the White House counsel under President George W. Bush. So far, the committee has made public Kavanaugh's 17,000-page questionnaire and his more than 300 court cases as an appellate judge. While saying he didn't know everyone who worked at the Kasowitz firm, he added, "I don't recall any conversations of that kind", meaning conversations about Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
Overturning Roe v Wade was a distinct possibility, Mr Erwin Chemerinsky, author and dean of Berkeley Law School, said on a podcast of the progressive American Civil Liberties Union.
"You'll never have a nominee who's ruled for a more unpopular defendant", Kavanaugh said.
A major issue surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's potential appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court is the lack of transparency in releasing the records of his public career.
Kavanaugh faced numerous questions regarding his views on executive power and whether the president can pardon himself. When Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT invited him to denounce Trump's criticism of federal judges, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the nominee demurred. "There's a lot to like in that kind of a process", said University of ME professor Mark Brewer.
The committee's hearings this week have been high on spectacle and, arguably, low on substance.
On Wednesday, Mr Kavanaugh refused to answer whether he thought presidents can pardon themselves if they face criminal charges. "I have been involved in confirmation hearings for six Supreme Court justices". Chris Coons said at the Judiciary hearing. Chuck Grassley. Kavanaugh's appearance will be followed by testimony from legal experts and people who know the judge. Indeed, if they had been subjected to personal harassment, one would have expected the committee chairman, Sen. "If you're coming after @SenBooker for releasing these documents, count me in". "Circuses are entertaining and you can take your children to them".