US Top Court Nominee Kavanaugh Facing More Questions

Fmr. Sen. George Mitchell comments on Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings and the anonymous New York Time's Op Ed during private campaign event for Janet Mills

Fmr. Sen. George Mitchell comments on Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings and the anonymous New York Time's Op Ed during private campaign event for Janet Mills

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.

Those who followed the Kavanaugh hearing on television or read about it in the press saw the Democrats, literally seconds into the beginning of the hearing, begin to disrupt the proceedings with parliamentary inquiries, requests for more documents, etc., etc.

But Republican Cornyn took him to task, suggesting that Booker's dramatic defiance was transparently political. Dick Durbin of IL argued.

How unruly was opening day?

A protester is arrested as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 6, 2018.

Adam White, who grew in Dubuque, spoke in favor of nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

"He was nominated by a president who undermines daily the nation's democratic order and mocks the constitutional values that Judge Kavanaugh purports to hold dear", the article said.

She has long prided herself on never missing a vote in the U.S. Senate. Estrada eventually withdrew without a vote.

Put more simply, she seems far too trusting of what Kavanaugh told her - echoing last winter's debacle when she voted for massive high-end tax cuts in exchange for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promised protections of the beleaguered Affordable Care Act.

Activists fear Kavanaugh's appointment will tip the court to the right and place in jeopardy Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling that guarantees abortion rights. For weeks, reasonable conservatives have been telling liberals that they're being unnecessarily hyperbolic in assuming that Kavanaugh and his conservative cohorts will clearly try to overturn Roe v. Wade, and now thanks to a leak that nearly surely came from a Democrat, we have unimpeachable evidence straight from the horse's mouth that Kavanaugh sees that option as wholly legitimate. On Roe v. Wade, Kavanaugh is not likely to be the deciding vote even if he is inclined to overturn it, he said. This, Kavanaugh explained, created "precedent upon precedent".

Kavanaugh, a Trump pick, has incited opposition from the NAACP, Black politicians and communities by way of his association with the president, conservative views and troublesome record with civil rights. It'll live on at the Supreme Court for decades, because, as a recent president said, "Elections have consequences".

Coons worries President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to protect him from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Obviously, Kavanaugh was eventually confirmed to the D.C. Circuit Court where he, as a former Yale Law School professor of his wrote in The New York Times in July, has "helped decide hundreds of cases concerning a broad range of hard issues".

"I have to tell you that despite the embarrassing display by many Senate Democrats in the Judiciary Committee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh showed the intellect, the temperament, the judicial philosophy that I believe should generate broad-based support in the United States Senate", Pence said.

A couple of years later, Kavanaugh doubled-down by decidedly opposing affirmative action, the Wall Street Journal reminded readers on Tuesday.

Despite the hysterics this week, it's hard to see how Kavanaugh won't soon be sitting in the seat left vacant by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy - a Reagan appointee Kavanaugh once clerked for and still considers a "mentor, a friend and a hero".

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