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, Kavanaughsaid 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 investigationa "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.
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.
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.
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.
His next assignment is a rematch of June's French Open final, in which he crushed Thiem in straight sets to win his 17th major. Australian tennis player John Millman , now ranked 55th in the world, just knocked Roger Federer out of the US Open .
The former leader's attorneys still hope to get the ban overturned by appealing the decision before Brazil's supreme court . He left office with a 90% approval rating, after his policies helped to lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty.
The arrest comes shortly after Liu was in the spotlight for another incident involving sexual misconduct. The New York Times reported Liu has returned to China where he has become the talk of the nation.
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And we're on the road. "We spent a lot of time talking about the growth and development of James Conner , and appropriately so". Bell has stayed away from the team as a way to avoid injury and exercise his leverage as he seeks a contract extension.
Football is a game where lots of mistakes happen over 90 minutes, but that was a big one, a decisive one as we conceded from it. The goalkeeper made the mistake but it was the product of several small errors.
PM Khan said none of his cabinet members was appointed permanently and could be shuffled on the basis of performance. Imran Khan said a permanent mechanism should be evolved to streamline the entire operations of Zaireen in future.
Samsung also previewed a new voice-assisted speaker, the Galaxy Home , using its homegrown digital assistant, Bixby. Samsung is said to be working on three different models of the Galaxy S10 , according to an earlier ETNews report .
Warner said social media companies were doing better at combating disinformation, but their efforts were insufficient. Google did release written "testimony" from Walker ahead of the hearing, even though he was not expected to appear.
The Pentagon's move, which needs to be approved by the US Congress, is part of a broader suspension of aid announced in January. The issue of combatting terrorism is expected to be raised by Pompeo during his talks with Khan in Islamabad this week.
Beat Nadal? -- Im not sure, says Thiem
However, the 32-year-old Spanish top seed recovered to lead two sets to one before Thiem levelled in a tie-break. I told him I was sorry and that he is good, he is a fighter. "Had been a very tough start for me".
Bear or Packer? After playing for both, usually one sticks
Over the course of the past five seasons, a 13 win season has been able to wrap up that top spot in the NFC four times. I don't blame Gurley, or any running back, for not wanting to absorb a tackle from the University of Buffalo great.
Amazon reaches US$1 trillion in market value
Amazon's success pushed Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO, to the top of Forbes' billionaires list this year. The stock gained 2% to hit the magic number of $2,050.27, or R31,356, per share on Tuesday .
Fuel prices to remain unchanged: Radebe
The price of petrol rose to Rs 86.56 a litre in Mumbai and Rs 79.15 per litre in Delhi on Monday. In Kolkata , a litre of petrol cost Rs. 82.06, while in Chennai it was priced at Rs. 82.24.