Published: Thu, September 06, 2018
Research | By Francis Brooks

Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

Asked by the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman, Chuck Grassley, whether he would have any trouble ruling against Trump or the executive branch, Kavanaugh replied, "No one is above the law in our constitutional system". Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine), the letter emphasizes that "holding 49 Democrats is the only way we can succeed in pressuring flippable Republicans like Sens". "As a matter of the canons of judicial independence, I can't give you an answer to that hypothetical question", he responded.

The Senate Judiciary Committee returns tomorrow with another full day of witnesses to testify both for and against the Kavanaugh nomination. Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

"I was just arrested for civil disobedience in the Kavanaugh hearings", Perabo tweeted.

There were reportedly concerns that a walkout might backfire, and this way Democratic voters got to watch their senators taking on Kavanaugh, rather than staring at a half-empty chamber.

"It's not as if it's just a run-of-the-mill case that was decided and has never been reconsidered", he said of Roe v. Wade. "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent", he said.

The Supreme Court is more often thought of as nine separate judges, rather than a team.

Kavanaugh has suggested that his time working in the White House was in many ways the most "instructive" to him in his career as a judge.

More than a dozen protesters, shouting one by one, disrupted the hearing at several points and were removed by police. Kavanaugh had clerked for Kozinski in the early 1990s and considered the judge a friend and mentor.

By the time the afternoon confirmation session rolled around, the photo of Kavanaugh's snub had gone viral. "It was a gut punch for me", he said, and he was "shocked, disappointed, angry".

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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerLiberals should stop "whining" about Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, says Buck Sexton Dems can't "Bork" Kavanaugh, and have only themselves to blame Dems more deeply divided over Israel MORE (D-N.Y.) called Kavanaugh's answer a "judicial dodge".

Trump nominated Kavanaugh, 53, to fill the seat of retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Democrats have warned that Mr Trump's choice will usher in a more socially conservative approach to abortion, gay rights and gun control.

Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh by October 1, the first day of the Supreme Court's new term. But Kavanaugh's paper trail goes beyond that, as he also worked in the George W. Bush White House and for independent counsel Kenneth Starr during the investigation of President Bill Clinton. He said his views did shift after the September 11, 2001, attacks but his ideas about revisiting the special counsel law were merely suggestions. "They want to elect candidates who will stand up for the people Trump threatens, not ones who compromise or cower as he and Republicans run the table in Congress and the courts", it concludes.

He told the panel - amid raucous protests inside the room - that civility is important.

"If I say something and the case comes before me five years from now I'll feel morally bound by what I said here".

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, referred to the Republican-appointed conservatives on the court headed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.as the "Roberts Five" and said the justices were always looking for ways to benefit the "big fund-raisers and influencers of the Republican Party". In his testimony today, Kavanaugh reiterated his 2016 statement, and claimed that the 1999 comments had been misinterpreted, though he did not explain the exact nature of the misunderstanding. Richard Blumenthal of CT, "selecting a justice on the Supreme Court who potentially will cast a decisive vote in his own case".

As for Kavanaugh, he'll likely be confirmed.

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