Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

06 September, 2018, 03:34 | Author: Ann Santiago

Republicans in turn accused the Democrats of turning the hearing into a circus. Dianne Feinstein of California, the panel's senior Democrat.

"That's a hypothetical question". In his 2006 confirmation hearing for the federal appeals court, Kavanaugh said that "I was not involved and am not involved in the questions about the rules governing detention of combatants".

The question, posed by Feinstein, was an unmistakable reference to the legal challenges facing Trump.

Kavanaugh also declined to answer questions about the extent of the president's pardon power. Kavanaugh declined to answer.

Trump has denied any such collusion and has repeatedly called Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt." Democrats have been particularly interested in whether documents would reveal more about whether Kavanaugh played a role in developing Bush's policy on torture.

The question we are being asked to address in this hearing is whether this judge, at this time our history will administer the law with equal justice as it applies to all citizens, regardless of whether they live in a poor neighborhood or a rich neighborhood, or if they live in a small house, or the White House.

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But in 2009, Kavanaugh wrote a law review article saying presidents should be free from the distractions of civil lawsuits, criminal prosecutions and investigations while in office.

The second day of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings began much as the first with protesters often interrupting proceedings.

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. "In that dissent, you argued that a woman who complied with a parental notification law and received [an OK from the judge for an abortion], should nonetheless be barred" from having one.

Trump has repeatedly criticized the federal judiciary when he doesn't get his way in a case, such as when the courts struck down his initial Muslim travel bans.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that Democratic women are clearly leading the charge against Kavanaugh, while their male cohorts are, well, less helpful.

The Kavanaugh hearings are a ideal manifestation of the hyperpartisan era we're in right now.

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"Respect for precedent is important".

He said he understood the importance of the precedent in the landmark 1973 case, Roe v Wade, which legalised abortion nationwide, pointing out it had been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court several times. It is not even certain all Democrats will stick together since endangered liberal senators up for re-election in red states are under intense pressure to back the confirmation.

On Tuesday, there were angry scenes minutes after Mr Kavanaugh entered the committee rooms.

Majority Republicans can confirm Kavanaugh without any Democratic votes, though they'll have little margin for error.

Kavanaugh began his career as a clerk to Anthony Kennedy, the justice long considered a critical swing vote on the Supreme Court, and will succeed him on the bench if confirmed.

The interruptions, combined with shouting and screaming from hecklers in the audience, created a level of chaos that served to underscore the historical significance of Kavanaugh's appointment and the effect his presence on the court may have in the years to come.

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Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiPlanned Parenthood targets Kavanaugh in new ads launched on first day of confirmation hearing Brett Kavanaugh is a threat to women, workers, and the environment Tributes pour in for John McCain MORE (R-Alaska) also told reporters after her meeting with Kavanaugh that he confirmed his comments to Collins.

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