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Because Republicans went "nuclear" a year ago to nix the 60-vote filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, Kavanaugh will only need a simple majority to get confirmed.

Abortion was another main focus throughout the hearing, with Democrats portraying Kavanaugh as a judge who might vote to undercut or overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion.

With the midterms less than two months away, Kavanaugh's nomination carries political risks for both parties as they potentially alienate the large swath of independent voters who have big say in elections.

"The fundamental problem in this case is that these DOT regulations use a lot of legalisms and disguises to mask what in reality is a naked racial set-aside", Kavanaugh wrote, as part of his analysis that conservative members of the Supreme Court would "realize as much in short order and rule accordingly". Feinstein, up for re-election in November, preserved her good-cop persona - popular with undecided voters and moderates - despite pressure from progressives to move to the left.

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Carla Beddard, 34, was one of 15 women who silently walked the halls outside Kavanaugh's hearing dressed in the red cloaks and white bonnets worn by persecuted women in "The Handmaid's Tale", a dystopian novel and television series.

"I come from a long line, as all of us do, of Americans that understand what that kind of civil disobedience is and I understand the consequences", Booker said.

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Kavanaugh declined to answer questions on how that case could be applied relating to the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into potential collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Lachance was one of several people brought before the Senate to discuss various aspects of potential Kavanaugh rulings on the Supreme Court.

"Regrettably, the majority's accession to the administration's refusal to disclose Judge Kavanaugh's full record - including almost 90 percent of the documents from his time in the Bush White House -represents a further abdication of the Senate's constitutional responsibility to advise and consent", Bennett said. "We believe an indictment should not be pursued while the President is in Office", Kavanaugh wrote. But under questioning by Durbin on the scope of presidential power, Kavanaugh underscored judicial authority.

In Durham, Mindy Woerter said she traveled to Washington to meet with Collins and tell her about an abortion she had because the fetus she was carrying had a fatal anomaly. He said his favorite writing from the Federalist papers is Federalist No. 69, in which Alexander Hamilton details how the United States presidency is not a monarchy, he showed that he can list every name and age of the players on the girls basketball team he coached, and more.

He was threatened with penalties last week, including possible expulsion from the Senate for breaking rules and questioning Kavanaugh about emails the nominee had written that had not been properly released. I asked for the bullet to go through my head so I wouldn't endure any pain.after the shooting stopped in my class, his body became very heavy, I couldn't breathe anymore.

It prompted some of Kavanaugh's only personal remarks on the issue. "I don't live in a bubble". Activists have raised almost $400,000 for Collins' opponent in her 2020 re-election campaign if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh; the money will be returned to donors if she votes against his nomination. She and Republican Sen. For this, she was predictably skewered by progressives. Embracing the middle of the road tends to be a more comfortable place for her. "I received reliable information that you had a conversation about the special counsel or his investigation with the law firm that has represented President Trump".

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