Parkland Dad Fred Guttenberg Claims Kavanaugh Snubbed Him At SCOTUS Hearing
06 September, 2018, 13:11 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
They say they fear that Kavanaugh's confirmation would shift the Supreme Court's balance for years. Many are being held as confidential within the committee.
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All three issues deeply divide Americans and could come before the Supreme Court, with Kavanaugh seen by both conservatives and liberals as someone likely to tip the court in an even more conservative direction.
Protesters at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, dressed as characters in "The Handmaid's Tale".
Guttenberg is attending the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as a guest of Senator Dianne Feinstein.
"I understand the importance of the precedent set forth in Roe v Wade", he said. "Yes, of course he will", Mrs. Clinton tweeted Wednesday, as the judge prepared for his first questions at the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"I'm not thinking of any right now, senator", Kavanaugh responded.
He also repeated that he was unaware of the sexual harassment claims that caused Alex Kozinski to retire previous year as an appeals court judge.
Kozinski retired in December after several female former law clerks and colleagues accused him of sexual misconduct.
Earlier in the hearing, Kavanaugh had also made the point that he wasn't anti-regulation. Senate Democratic leaders have vowed a fierce fight to try to block his confirmation.
Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are the only two Republicans even remotely open to voting against Kavanaugh, though neither has said she would do so.
Hatch asked Kavanaugh about the Chevron doctrine, which takes its name from a 1980s Supreme Court decision that instructs federal courts to defer to a government agency's interpretation of ambiguous law. George Washington himself, Kavanaugh noted, once asked the Supreme Court for advice about a British brig we'd seized. He did seem to try to appease pro-choice advocates, saying that when he teaches law, "I teach that the Constitution's separation of powers protects individual liberty". It erupted within seconds of Chairman Charles Grassley opening the hearing.
She pointed to Kavanaugh's claim, after being nominated for the Supreme Court, that no one had run a vetting process "more wisely" than Trump.
Kavanaugh, 53, has served for the past 12 years on the federal appeals court in Washington, DC, which is considered the second most important court in the country after the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, who Democrats have suggested could be a threat to reproductive rights, said his decision would be compelled by "precedent" - not personal views.
Democratic Senator Cory Booker appealed to Grassley's "sense of decency and integrity" and said the withholding of the documents by Republicans and the White House left lawmakers unable to properly vet Kavanaugh.
Protesters continued regularly interrupting the proceedings, as they had since the hearings began on Tuesday. One woman was led out shouting, "Sham president, sham justice". Rather, taking advantage of the unprecedented process used by Republicans to rush this nomination through the Senate with just a fraction of the nominee's records, the White House is now asserting that it can withhold whatever documents it wants without formally invoking executive privilege.
Barring a surprise, Republicans appear on track to confirm Kavanaugh's nomination, perhaps in time for the first day of the new term, October 1, which is little more than a month before congressional elections.
The group's restrained method was a sharp contrast to other scenes going on throughout the Senate side of Capitol Hill.
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For example, her campaign promoted a "listening-only hearing" on gun violence that she put on while serving in local government. Though results were coming in slowly and the race had yet to be called, Capuano conceded just 80 minutes after polls closed.
If no Democrat ultimately supports the nomination, the Republicans have no margin for error in a Senate they control by 50-49. They are concerned his confirmation would tip the balance of the Court firmly to the right.
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