During testimony Friday, NYU Law School professor Melissa Murray, a former law clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, said Kavanaugh will provide the "necessary fifth vote that would utterly eviscerate" Roe v. Wade.
"It is all about the 2020 Democrat presidential primary", John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, groused on Twitter.
Pressed further by Republican Sen.
"The question, as I'm sure you're aware, of the scope of employment discrimination laws being litigated right now and therefore", Kavanaugh replied. That's not true, legal scholars say. He said he offered the comments because he's "always concerned with accuracy". Booker knew BEFORE he made these statements that the documents in question had already been cleared for release. "Booker made a scene this morning about committee confidential docs that Chairman Grassley helped make public prior to the hearing today".
Kavanaugh answered that he would rather not discuss the issue because it was now being litigated. He said that decision becomes "precedent on precedent". Lisa Murkowski. Confirming a Supreme Court nominee takes just 51 votes and Republicans now hold 51 seats.
Women's March grew from a January 2017 demonstration that drew more than 500,000 people to Washington to oppose the Donald Trump's inauguration to the USA presidency.
Frequent disruptions by protesters and interruptions by Senate Democrats calling for a delay in the hearings led Texas Sen. The firm in question was founded by Marc Kasowitz, who has represented Trump.
"Have you had a conversation with anyone at that firm about that investigation?" "Nor did I ever meet with him privately nor publicly to discuss it", Mr. Miranda said.
Kavanaugh's threat to America goes well beyond race, as women, in general, have every right to be alarmed after the circuit court judge on Thursday referred to birth control as "abortion-inducing drugs". Incumbency is incredibly powerful in Senate elections, and even more so in those of small states - where longtime senators have had the opportunity to put in a great deal of face time with constituents.
Throughout his testimony, Kavanaugh has repeatedly insisted that he fully embraces the importance of judicial independence.
"Sometimes you just have to make a stand", said Brian Fallon, a former top adviser to Hillary Clinton and the Senate's top Democrat, New York's Chuck Schumer.
"What Judge Kavanaugh also understands, and many of his objectors do not, is that it is not the role of the Court to judge the accuracy or credibility of a citizen's religious beliefs, but to protect the citizens' freedom to hold and live those beliefs", Pavone added. Still, he began his long day in the witness chair by declaring that "no one is above the law".
More: 'This Is A Moral Moment:' Sen. But, it's also a basic tenet of a Supreme Court doctrine in administrative law known as Chevron deference. Even emails on threads from the distant past appeared to be fair game for questioning of Kavanaugh in our new era of perpetual electronic information storage. He defended his dissenting opinion past year in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen in federal custody. Judge Kavanaugh completely understands the distinction between contraception and "abortion-inducing drugs" and knows that some redefine pregnancy as beginning at implantation rather than fertilization.
Kavanaugh had served as Bush's staff secretary and his work in the White House has figured in the hearing.