Brett Kavanaugh hearings: Supreme Court nominee faces more grilling


So, we're now into the third day of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

Booker says he will violate a committee rule and release an email from Kavanaugh on the subject of racial profiling.

Leahy said that the Senate Judiciary had other documents that provide even more proof that the nominee misled senators about internal Democratic documents he received, but those records are now "committee confidential", meaning they can only be viewed by members. The New Jersey Democrat indicated that by releasing the documents, he's engaging in "civil disobedience". GOP challengers hit Dems over tax votes McCain's former chief of staff considering Senate bid as Democrat Liberals should stop "whining" about Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, says Buck Sexton MORE (D-N.Y.) at the time said Democrats were protesting Republicans' handling of Kavanaugh's nomination, which Democrats argue is being rushed through.

"I am right now, before your process is finished, I am going to release the email about racial profiling", Booker said.

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee each had 30 minutes to ask Kavanaugh questions. It was marked "committee confidential".

In one of the emails, Kavanaugh referenced a possible interim policy and wrote "the people (such as you and I) who generally favor effective security measures that are race-neutral DO need to grapple - and grapple now - with the interim question of what to do before a truly effective and comprehensive race-neutral system is implemented". Mueller has not subpoenaed Trump, but has been unable to reach an agreement for Trump to testify about his actions and his campaign. After his statement, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii announced she would release confidential documents as well. Whether or not he spent his years in the Bush administration as a passionate partisan - and the record revealed so far indicates not - Democrats simply can't overcome Kavanaugh's experience and depth on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

Democrats are facing an uphill struggle to reject President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. That prompted Republican Sen.

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The verdict would be delivered by a five judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra who retires on October 3. Justice Nariman quoted the NALSA and Puttaswamy judgments and said, "Private acts of individuals is not the law's domain".

The 53-year-old appellate judge answered cautiously when asked about most of those matters, refusing an invitation from Democratic Sen.

In an email written in March 2003, Kavanaugh, then an official in the George W. Bush White House, questioned the idea that "all legal scholars" view the Roe decision as "settled law" given that the high court "can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so". Kavanaugh had trouble answering the question, in part because she wouldn't explain who she was referring to, all while hinting strongly she knew something no one else did.

"You say that words matter", Durbin scolded him. Kavanaugh reiterated his previous testimony that "Roe v. Wade is an important precedent of the Supreme Court".

Kamala Harris (D-CA) grilled Kavanaugh on whether he had ever had discussions with lawyers from the law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres - a law firm that works with President Trump - regarding the Mueller investigation.

"I don't think we want judges commenting on the latest political controversy", Kavanaugh said.

CBS News painted Booker as a hero for releasing "classified" emails after they were proven to be unrestricted. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Kavanaugh said, "I don't recall any inappropriate conversations about the investigation".

The hearing's focus on Wednesday on presidential power came amid a widening probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election and turmoil within the White House, clouding the presidency of Trump, who is working to get more conservative judges appointed to the federal courts.