Brett Kavanaugh Hearing: N.J. Senator Ignites Debate Over Leaking Emails

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Senators on the Judiciary Committee are likely to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation on September 20 with a vote by the full Senate the following week.

The Archives has said its review of some 1 million pages of Kavanaugh records the committee requested will not be fully available until the end of October.

Here's a look back at some themes, issues and events of the past four days. "And you can either sit on the sidelines for that or you can get in the game".

Seconds later, a second demonstrator was thrown out of the hearing room, followed by another, followed by another.

Kavanaugh's opposition to Roe v. Wade is just the tip of the spear of his judicial extremism.

Her Democratic colleagues then quickly joined in, turning what normally might have been a sedate and relatively civil hearing into a running and at times fiery partisan skirmish.

"It was a big theatrical charade of a hearing".

On Wednesday, Beddard and two other "handmaids" removed their costumes to go into the hearing room. "Our bodies, our choice". Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

The issue has been on the minds of Democratic senators who have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh's views on executive branch powers.

Records released only this week provide substantial evidence that Judge Kavanaugh made misleading and false statements to the Judiciary Committee during his appellate court confirmation over a decade ago.

"I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so", he wrote, referring to justices at the time, in an email to a Republican Senate aide.

Abortion advocates and Senate Democrats, however, weren't convinced by Kavanaugh's testimony, in which he also falsely described birth control pills as "abortion-inducing drugs".

Senate Democrats worked into the night Thursday in a last, ferocious attempt to paint Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump.

The document battle stemmed from Kavanaugh's unusually long paper trail following his years in the Bush White House.

"Under Judge Kavanaugh's recommendation, if a president shot someone in cold blood on Fifth Avenue that president could not be prosecuted while in office", Dean told senators, a reference to Trump's campaign line that he could act that way and not lose support.

While the above two examples are probably worrying enough to most Black folks, Asians may also want to pay attention to Kavanaugh's apparent racism, according to one of the emails that tried to reinforce racial stereotypes. "I asked him: please make it fast". "I'm not a skeptic of regulation at all".

"Since your nomination in July", Sasse said, "you've been accused of hating women, hating children, hating clean air, wanting dirty water".

Chevron deference has been used to defend environmental, worker and consumer regulations.

Under questioning by Republicans, Kavanaugh stressed the importance of judicial independence, "not being swayed by political or public pressure".

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, along with Harris - both potential presidential candidates in 2020 - said he was willing to risk fallout over releasing confidential documents about Kavanaugh's views on race.

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey asked Kavanaugh whether he would recuse himself from a case involving the special counsel Robert Mueller or the Russian Federation probe if the nation's high court takes up the matter.

But the emails are among tens of thousands that have been turned over to the Judiciary Committee, though they are not yet public. Kavanaugh struggled to find a response.

"I think there might be litigation coming on that, Senator". "Bring it", Booker challenged Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican, to call the scene "mob rule".

At the end of the week, it's nearly certain that none of the drama changed any minds.

Under the unusual circumstances surrounding his selection, Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh should have agreed to recuse himself from deciding cases involving the investigation of President Trump.

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