Dozens Arrested Disrupting First Day of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

Dozens Arrested Disrupting First Day of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee mounted a coordinated effort to derail the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh on September 4, delaying the chairman's opening remarks with more than an hour of out-of-order objections. At age 53, Kavanaugh could serve on the court for decades.

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

Kavanaugh made it clear where his loyalties lie.

Instead, her stinging defeat almost two years ago has left her on the outside, where she's launched a series of tweets attacking President Trump's nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying he'll gut women's rights, workers' rights and health care.

"The Brett Kavanaugh hearings for the future Justice of the Supreme Court are truly a display of how mean, angry, and despicable the other side is", Trump tweeted.

Kavanaugh also said courts have to stick to law passed by Congress. "So sad to see!"

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 quick adjournment allows Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley to continue his panel's hearing for as long as he would like on Wednesday. One woman was led out shouting, "Sham president, sham justice".

Shortly after Grassley opened the session, protesters began interrupting the proceedings and were hauled out of the room by security personnel. Republicans want to put Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court before the November midterm elections. We can not and should not confirm a justice who believes the president's views carry the day.

The Democrats ultimately come to a compromise - a disruptive and chaotic hearing, Politico reported. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) accused Democrats of trying to conduct the hearing by "mob rule". "With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans 'the privacies of life.'" To protect this privacy, the Court concluded that its "answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple - get a warrant".

Democrats questioned Kavanaugh's judicial philosophy and even his honesty. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

But with Trump's fellow Republicans holding a slim Senate majority, and no sign of defections in the Republican ranks, it remains likely Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the lifetime job on the top US judicial body.

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) continued to bring up the motion at various points throughout the hearing which was backed by other Democrats.




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 confirmed, the conservative appeals court judge would be expected to tilt the court's balance to the right. They characterized the hearing as a "charade and mockery of our norms". Joe Manchin of West Virginia, joined the hearing in the audience for a while.

Pointing to recent protests that have targeted GOP Sens. Specifically, the court in its decision said the agency had the authority to reclassify internet services as a so-called Title II service under the Communications Act. But the Democratic frustrations that boiled over on September 4 had been simmering for more than two years.

The Trump administration has refused to release thousands of documents about the conservative federal appeals court judge's work for President George W Bush.

Democrats have mobilised heavily to prevent his confirmation. Protester: "We need you to be a hero!"

The Senate is likely to vote on confirmation by the end of the month. The Supreme Court's new term begins October 1.

In his opening remarks, Kavanaugh vowed to uphold the attributes of an ideal judge and remain "a neutral and impartial arbiter who favours no litigant or policy".

"Now, some have a very different view of what a judge's role should be", Grassley added, a view that "judges should decide cases based on a particular outcome in order to advance their politics".

"I revere the Constitution".

For instance, the Supreme Court is now considering whether to hear Johnson v. U.S., a case about whether police can use a routine, minor traffic violation to justify the seizure of a vehicle and its passengers in the hopes of finding evidence of other crimes.

"[Tuesday], for me, was proof that insane never takes a vacation up here", Kennedy said.

Liberals are concerned Kavanaugh could provide a decisive fifth vote on the nine-justice court to overturn the 1973 ruling. Roe and other Supreme Court decisions also protect the right to continue a pregnancy, meaning that the government can not coerce us into not having children through sterilization or other means.

They include a 1998 memo in which Kavanaugh urged that Starr's deputies pose sexually graphic questions to then-President Bill Clinton about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Feinstein also asked Kavanaugh about a 2009 article he wrote in which he concluded that presidents should be free from the distractions of civil lawsuits, criminal prosecutions and investigations while in office.

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