Capitol Police arrest 70 on first day of Kavanaugh hearings
05 September, 2018, 17:41 | Author: Rosalie Gross
He fiercely defended the independence of the Judiciary.
The Supreme Court is often thought of as nine separate judges, rather than a team.
The authors back up their views with concomitant experience: They have "either been before the Senate for confirmation, worked on Supreme Court or other confirmations, or both". He also saying being a good judge means paying attention to words that are written-Constitution, statutes. He asked Kavanaugh, who sat before the committee with White House officials behind him, to introduce his parents, wife and children.
"You're out of order", Grassley told Harris.
It was no less than Senator Grassley and Senator Cornyn who, during the Kagan nomination, said, no, we need to see the documents before the hearing.
Protesters interrupted the proceedings from the beginning, shouting "This is a travesty of justice", "Our democracy is broken" and "Vote no on Kavanaugh".
Kavanaugh stands to inherit Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the court, and there is no seat more important.
"We can not possibly move forward". Senate Republicans refused to consider Obama's nomination of federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland for the vacancy. There were no signs of Republican defections.
Majority Republicans can confirm Kavanaugh without any Democratic votes, though they'll have little margin for error.
Brett Kavanaugh's tenure in the George W. Bush Administration was front and center the first day of his confirmation hearings, which was just how Democrats wanted it.
With majority Republicans appearing united, it's doubtful the hearings will affect the eventual confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee. So Republicans have released only those documents they consider most relevant - about 440,000 pages for senators to see, and fewer than 300,000 publicly. That job involved managing paper flow from advisers to Bush.
The tension was only exacerbated after the National Archives said it would be unable to release all of the documents that the Senate had requested from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel before October.
Republicans have said that Democrats have more than enough documents to assess Kavanaugh's record, including his 12 years of judicial opinions as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was again sitting in the hearing room for the afternoon session. Video of the encounter was shared widely on social media.
"I'm very honored to be here", Kavanaugh said.
Democratic Senators mulled making an even more dramatic scene, according to Politicoreport published Tuesday night. "Brett Kavanaugh will take this already harsh reality and make it worse".
"There's no intention to disrupt [it] but we are deeply concerned, and we talked about it as a group yesterday - I'm not denying that - it was a conversation about what are we gonna do", Sen. A rule change a year ago allows the Senate to confirm a Supreme Court nominee with a simple majority vote.
If all goes according to Republicans' plans, the committee will vote later this month - nearly surely along straight party lines - to send his nomination to the full Senate in hopes of getting him on the court by the October 1 start of the 2018 term.
The week of hearings on Kavanaugh's nomination began with a sense of inevitability that the 53-year-old appellate judge eventually will be confirmed, perhaps in time for the new term on October 1 and little more than a month before congressional elections.
Of particular concern to many - including protesters who came dressed as characters from the distopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale" - is the fact Kavanaugh's appointment could endanger Roe v Wade - the Supreme Court ruling giving women access to abortion.
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Trump would probably argue that he's saying no indictments should be handed down this close to an election, regardless of party. Trump wrote on Twitter the Justice Department's decision to file charges will hurt safe Republican seats in the U.S.
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