Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

06 September, 2018, 04:28 | Author: Emmett Howard
  • U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives on the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the U.S. Senate

"The fact that we can not take a few days or weeks to have a complete review of Judge Kavanaugh's record is unfair to the American people", Sen.

Kavanaugh's comments will do little to pacify skeptics, who have cited his opposition to a court ruling past year that an undocumented immigrant teenager who was in government custody was entitled to seek an abortion.

But Republican Senator Orrin Hatch dismissed the concerns raised about the judge as "ridiculous".

The Context: Kavanaugh's confirmation would tip the balance of the Supreme Court for a generation, and will have wide-ranging ramifications for women's reproductive rights, civil rights, workers' rights, human rights in general, healthcare (pre-existing conditions), as well as the rule of law.

The president's comment followed the statements of Democratic senators who warned that Trump was, in the words of Sen.

"The Brett Kavanaugh hearings for the future Justice of the Supreme Court are truly a display of how mean, angry, and despicable the other side is", Trump tweeted.

More important, however, is making certain nothing stands in Kavanaugh's way that would delay confirmation beyond the November elections, when Democrats have an outside shot of winning a Senate majority.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has been able to review the more than 300 legal opinions Kavanaugh has authored and the hundreds more he has joined as a circuit court judge. "If we can't even have a nominee who can publicly say there is no right for 7.2 billion people to break into the world and demand an abortion - putting Roe aside - i dont [sic] know the objective of us engaging in this business", he said.

If you have the agenda of lashing out against and trying to destroy a qualified Supreme Court nominee because he's conservative and nominated by President Trump, but don't want to get involved personally, it's easy - just hire someone to do it.

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"Judge Kavanaugh's parents were also visibly upset by the vulgar shouts of the protesters".

On Wednesday, members of the Senate committee were granted up to 30 minutes each to grill Kavanaugh on a variety of subjects. There are also a few "formative" years missing from those records, during which time Democratic Senator Leahy has now suggested Kavanaugh may have engaged in some illegal activity regarding stolen emails.

His job, he said, was to asses whether the Trump administration's policy was consistent with Supreme Court precedent. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) called it "the noise of democracy". In 2013, Democrats set the precedent for the Republicans' move by lowering the confirmation vote margin to 50 votes for most other executive nominees.

Republicans also have released some but not all of the existing documents concerning Kavanaugh's two years as a lawyer in the White House Counsel's office prior to becoming staff secretary.

The most likely outcome of this week's hearings is a vote along party lines to send Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate. All that said, it's still crystal clear that Brett Kavanaugh is historically unpopular with Americans. The Supreme Court's new term begins October 1.

Towards the end of the day, Kavanaugh himself delivered his opening statement.

"Now, some have a very different view of what a judge's role should be", Grassley added, a view that "judges should decide cases based on a particular outcome in order to advance their politics". Democrats have repeatedly asked for the hearing to be postponed until Kavanaugh releases all of his records and the Senators have time to review them.

Most of us know that in 1973, the Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that states can not ban abortion before a certain point in pregnancy because doing so would violate a woman's constitutional right to liberty and privacy. Kavanaugh said then that such guns were covered by the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms.

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