Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing

Circuit judge Brett Kavanaugh prepares to testify before his Senate confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington DC on Sept. 4 2018

Police remove a protester during U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, only Harriet Miers (who withdrew her nomination in 2005) and Robert Bork (who was rejected by the Senate in 1987) had less public support during their confirmation hearings than Brett Kavanaugh. The West Virginia Democrat, who is facing a tough re-election fight in November, was spotted at Kavanaugh's hearing earlier on Wednesday, even though he does not serve on the judiciary committee where it is being held.

Barring a surprise, Republicans appear on track to confirm Kavanaugh's nomination, perhaps in time for the first day of the new term, October 1, which is little more than a month before congressional elections.

Democrats have protested the White House's withholding of 100,000 pages of documents related to his years in the Bush White House.

If confirmed by a Senate controlled narrowly by Trump's fellow Republicans, Kavanaugh is expected to move the court - which already had a conservative majority - further to the right. SUBSCRIBE NOW and hit the bell to be the first in the know.

Mueller is also probing whether members of Trump's campaign, including his son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner, colluded with the Kremlin. He set out right away to buffer himself by asserting he believes a good judge is independent of political pressure: "If you walk into my courtroom and you have the better legal arguments, you will win", he said repeatedly.

Ted Cruz, who is fighting for his own re-election in Texas, apologized to Kavanaugh for the spectacle he said had less to do about the judge's legal record than Trump in the White House.

Feinstein's assertion that more people would die if Kavanaugh would be confirmed because of his pro-gun stance and his refusal to agree with her assault weapons ban is nothing shy of anti-gun rhetoric at its finest.

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In the Minnesota Law Review, Kavanaugh argued that while the nation requires a check against "a bad-behaving or law-breaking president", that check is provided only by the US Constitution. "The American Bar Association, whose assessment Democratic leaders have called the "gold standard" of judicial evaluations, rated Judge Kavanaugh unanimously well-qualified".

Kavanaugh said he had known nothing about the allegations until they were disclosed previous year.

We were especially troubled to learn from Mr. Burck's letter that the bulk of the withheld documents concern Judge Kavanaugh's involvement in "the selection and nomination of judicial candidates" by the Bush administration. "If we can't even have a nominee who can publicly say there is no right for 7.2 billion people to break into the world and demand an abortion - putting Roe aside - i dont [sic] know the goal of us engaging in this business", he said.

"Semi-automatic rifles are widely possessed in the United States", Kavanaugh said. For it was James Madison, who may not have had a musical named for him but who was a top scholar of his time, who wrote in "The Federalist No. 47" that the accumulation of all powers, the executive, legislative and the judiciary, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. "If anyone still thinks that Trump's position in the Texas case and the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the court is simply a coincidence - drop me a line - I have some ocean front property for you in Kansas". "I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich", Kavanaugh said.

Kavanaugh sat, fingers intertwined, quietly staring ahead at the committee members as audience members screamed while being dragged out of the hearing room.

The Supreme Court has never ruled on the question of a presidential subpoena.

Irked by a protester who interrupted him, Sen.

Republicans will hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate once Jon Kyl, the former Arizona senator, is sworn in to fill the seat held by the late Sen.

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