Americans split on whether to confirm Kavanaugh — CNN Poll

Clay Curtis
September 13, 2018

At that time, Kavanaugh had the lowest level of support for a Supreme Court nominee since Robert Bork, whose nomination was rejected by the Senate in 1987. Orrin Hatch asked him directly if he received "any documents that appeared to you to have been drafted or prepared by Democratic staff members of the Senate Judiciary Committee". But during a follow-up on the second day of the hearing, Kavanaugh directly answered no, extinguishing any sizzle she generated in her first questions.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein then read aloud another of the unreleased documents - a Kavanaugh email discussing the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018.

That's quite a reversal from what Schumer said when Kagan was the nominee and provided the Senate with 170,000 pages of documents.

"This is a travesty of justice!" He was referring to a line from the 1960 movie "Spartacus", where former slaves protect their leader from the Romans by declaring that they are all Spartacus.

The White House, which is determined to have Kavanaugh confirmed before the November elections as Republicans aim to deliver on Trump's priorities, applauded the schedule announcement. Most of those charged this week with disorderly conduct, crowding or obstructing paid fines of $35 or $50.

Kavanaugh also apparently did nothing when the Senate referred the case to the USA attorney's office for criminal prosecution.

He said that Booker - from his time in local New Jersey politics to his time as mayor of Newark - has always been a "showboat" who liked the spotlight.

The activists were trained in nonviolent civil disobedience and got legal support. "But, we are trying to create a national pressure against the confirmation", Menendez said. I care about who's on there.

Congress holds hundreds of hearings every year that are typically staid proceedings.

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At the Kavanaugh sessions, the disruptions began several minutes after Republican Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley gaveled the hearing open on Tuesday. On Friday at 9:30 a.m., hearings will continue with a series of outside witnesses, including members of the nonpartisan American Bar Association, which recommended Kavanaugh as highly qualified.

The disruptions throughout the hearing rankled senators on the Judiciary Committee.

She even taught me to say my Pop was a "statistician" rather than an economist because "economist" out of my young lips might sound like "Communist".

"I think there might be litigation coming on that, Senator".

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was killed in the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, tried to shake hands with Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday's hearing.

Though he conceded that he may have talked to fellow judges about the Mueller probe because it was in the news, he said he wasn't sure he knew anyone at the firm, asking Harris to tell him who she had in mind.

On Friday, New York University law professor Melissa Murray told lawmakers that Kavanaugh would provide the "necessary fifth vote that would utterly eviscerate" Roe v. Wade.

On Wednesday, Beddard and two other "handmaids" removed their costumes to go into the hearing room. Schumer proclaimed that "having 170,000 pages of her as solicitor general, countless articles and discussions ... we have a voluminous record ... we have plenty of stuff about her".

One widely circulated video clips was her question on whether there are any laws that govern the male body, a clear reference to abortion restrictions.

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