Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing date set for September 4

It's Official The Date for Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing Has Been Set

It's Official The Date for Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing Has Been Set

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next Supreme Court justice - Judge Brett Kavanaugh - will start his Senate confirmation hearings on September 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced Friday.

Manchin voted to confirm President Trump's previous Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

The first day of hearings will be dedicated to opening statements from senators.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday did begin releasing a small slice of documents related to Kavanaugh's work in the early 2000s for Bush, including the administration's response to the September 11 attacks. After the questioning, there will be testimony from close associates of Kavanaugh as well as legal experts and the American Bar Association.

I'm betting Cocaine Mitch will get this done. The committee acknowledged that the Bush screening team decided which records to disclose for public review, a move panned by Democrats.

Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director for the Judicial Crisis Network, expects the process to move steadily forward, despite Democrat demands for more time to evaluate Kavanaugh's record.

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Schumer and Feinstein announced last week they plan to meet with Kavanaugh after the Senate returns from its shortened recess on August 15, and urge him to ask the National Archives and President George W. Bush to support the release of "all of his files" from his time spent working in the Bush White House.

July 31: Senate Judiciary Democrats request all available documents from Brett Kavanaugh's time in the White House (2001-2006).

The committee has received the largest number of Executive Branch records ever for the consideration of a Supreme Court nominee, according to the press release sent by Grassley's office.

Breitbart News' Ken Klukowski has pointed out that Kavanaugh's opinions have been in the public domain for years and Kavanaugh "returned the most comprehensive, bipartisan Senate questionnaire in the history of the Judiciary Committee".

"It's time for the public to hear from President Trump's nominee and learn first-hand just how well-qualified he is to hold the position of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice", Nance added. "They just don't like the fact that his record shows he is fair, independent and adheres to the Constitution, so they are now resorting to obstruction and gridlock to extend their fishing expedition", Martin said. This process gives an unfair advantage to senators supporting Judge Kavanaugh's nomination, at the expense of a fully transparent process that allows for full disclosure and scrutiny by all voting lawmakers.

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