The Context: Kavanaugh's confirmation would tip the balance of the Supreme Court for a generation, and will have wide-ranging ramifications for women's reproductive rights, civil rights, workers' rights, human rights in general, healthcare (pre-existing conditions), as well as the rule of law.
Kavanaugh is likely to be questioned about his views on investigating sitting presidents and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign.
The paper, issued just as Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee began, carries an urgent call to action. But the justices often say they seek consensus when they can, and they like to focus on how frequently they reach unanimous decisions. "So sad to see!"
Republicans hoped to use the four-day hearing as an opportunity to highlight Kavanaugh's distinguished career as a US Court of Appeals judge in Washington, DC. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker asked Grassley. Democrats remained feisty, which - combined with protester arrests, a viral handshake attempt, and a suspicious hand gesture - made for a pretty wild display (for a Senate hearing).
A demonstrator shouts as Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives prior to a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court. Security personnel removed dozens of demonstrators from the room.
I was here all day and introduced by Senator Feinstein.
"We can not possibly move forward".
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They are also up in arms that some 42,000 documents were released to the committee just on the eve of the hearing.
"Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most qualified nominees, if not the most qualified nominee that I've seen", said Sen.
White House spokesman Raj Shah says security intervened before Kavanaugh could shake the hand of the "unidentified individual". The Democrats showed up and showed their spines.
Democrat senators regularly interrupted Grassley to demand the committee be suspended until they received all the documents they had requested. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Senate Republicans refused to consider Obama's nomination of federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland for the vacancy. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. "And there will be a lot of heat".
In the early 2000s, Kavanaugh worked in the White House under then-President George W. Bush.
If confirmed, Kavanaugh is expected to move the court - which already had a conservative majority - further to the right.
"Second, this hearing is not about his judicial record", Cruz stated, adding, "we've heard very little today from Democratic Senators about the actual substance of Judge Kavanaugh's judicial record".
Kavanaugh stands to inherit Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the court, and there is no seat more important. Last night, Republicans and those in charge of the process for reviewing Kavanaugh's record-like private attorney Bill Burck, who also happens to represent former Trump strategist Steve Bannon in the Russian Federation probe-dumped over 42,000 pages of documents on Judiciary Committee members.