Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Kavanaugh confirmation fight rallies Democrats to resistance - 9/9/2018 11:05:13 PM

Kavanaugh confirmation fight rallies Democrats to resistance - 9/9/2018 11:05:13 PM

But Republicans have held together and accused Democrats - under pressure from their base, and some flirting with a presidential bid - of turning the hearings into a "circus". A week ago, before the confirmation hearings, Sen.

"Those hearings were a circus", Sen. And he spoke of the number of women he's hired as law clerks while on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals - 25, of whom 21 have gone on to become clerks on the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh said - and he promised that, if confirmed, he'd continue his practice of hiring promising female lawyers to be his clerks.

Booker continued tweeting out more documents Thursday evening after he was done questioning Kavanaugh. When asked about how President George W. Bush's White House could tout a diverse workforce while opposing affirmative action, Kavanaugh said in no uncertain terms, "Diversity is a permissible goal but a state must use race-neutral criteria when available". He said he was doing so draw attention to Republicans' "sham process".

"When I broke the committee rules last night, those documents had not been cleared", Booker said. (Or were they informed by her activist handlers on the left.) She also took the time to call out "Second Amendment extremist groups" and "other domestic terrorists".

"Restrictions were waived before 4:00 AM this morning and made ready for release", the spokesman said. John Cornyn, R-Texas., on Thursday.

Then on Thursday, Booker dramatically announced that he would deliberately break the Senate's rules and release "confidential" documents that would risk his expulsion from the Senate.

Hatch and Lee said Kavanaugh is well-qualified to be a Supreme Court justice and on track to be confirmed before the court convenes in October. "'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 then'".

Democrats used the email to suggest he could vote to overturn abortion rights.

Harris puts Kavanaugh on edge with Mueller question

Kavanaugh, asked during this week's hearing whether he ever suspected the material was taken from Democrats, responded, "No".

Meanwhile it was shown in an email obtained by The Associated Press that Kavanaugh had taken a different tone on a 2003 abortion case than he had during Wednesday's hearing when he stressed how hard it is to overturn precedents like Roe.

"I am right now, before your process is finished, I am going to release the email about racial profiling, and I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate", the New Jersey Democrat said, later adding that he was "knowingly violating the rules".

More: 'This Is A Moral Moment:' Sen. Harris isn't known to pull any punches, posing serious questions to the nominee during the hearing which began Tuesday.

"I believe that the Democratic Party wants to have the Mueller investigation hanging over President Trump's head", observes Abe Hamilton, general counsel for the American Family Association and a former assistant district attorney. "So you know, we figured we'd give him a welcome here". But he acknowledged that administration officers would ought to "grapple" with the viability of a attainable interim answer that integrated jog as a consideration, suggesting that unless jog-just policies will seemingly be effectively implemented, nationwide security concerns in the aftermath of the September 11 assaults would possibly also request one other ability.

"Many of Kavanaugh's views about the executive branch are quite standard", he testified.

Other communications obtained by the Times show Kavanaugh discussing topics related to the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program just after the 9/11 attacks.

Hurricane Lane: Hawaii's Big Island soaked with foot of rain
The heaviest rain is moving into New England on Wednesday morning and some isolated flash flooding is possible. After the mission landed safely in Hawaii, Bucci tweeted that it was "a strong and risky storm".

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