Brett Kavanaugh’s Dangerous Relationship With Race In America, Explained

Lawrence Kim
September 10, 2018

"I owe my loyalty to the Constitution, and the Constitution establishes me as an independent judge, bound to follow the law as written".

In the 2003 email, which was sent during Kavanaugh's tenure in the George W. Bush administration, the now-judge is responding to an op-ed draft concerning the confirmation of an appeals court nominee.

Mueller is probing whether Trump or any of his associates were aware of Russia's efforts to influence the election and whether Trump obstructed justice.

The California Democrat, who's considering a presidential run, pressed Kavanaugh late Wednesday as the hearing wound down to tell her who, if anyone, he's spoken to at a law firm about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into contacts between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. If Judge Garland feels there is sufficient cause, he can appoint a Special Judiciary Committee to carry out a formal inquiry into Brett Kavanaugh's testimony. He also has refused to provide direct answers to Democrats who wanted him to say whether there are limits on a president's power to issue pardons, including to himself or in exchange for a bribe.

"I know that we still have at least a day and half of hearings, so I figure there's going to be more to listen to", Murkowski said.

In the 1990s, as an attorney, Kavanaugh took part in an investigation of then-president Bill Clinton that compelled Clinton to testify.

The man who is closer than ever to officially succeeding Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court once tried to crack a joke about getting sexual favors from a would-be Asian massage parlor in an email with "Su Ching is booked" as the subject line. Typically speaking, it's pretty hard to get kicked out of the U.S. Senate.

"You'll never have a nominee who's ruled for a more unpopular defendant", Kavanaugh said.

"He was nominated by a president who undermines daily the nation's democratic order and mocks the constitutional values that Judge Kavanaugh purports to hold dear", the article said. "My personal beliefs are not relevant". 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.

Sen. Hirono again questioned Kavanaugh on Rice v Cayetano and Native Hawaiians rights. "At this moment of danger for our democracy, the American people do not need a rubber stamp for Donald Trump on the Supreme Court", she said. On Wednesday, Kavanaugh had called that 1973 decision "settled" and an "important precedent of the Supreme Court that has been reaffirmed many times". "I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate". "This is admittedly not my ideal of how a unitary executive should work, but it is the real world, and there is a very strong tradition in the Executive Branch-and in the Congress and media-that the SG is independent and should come to his or her own independent conclusions about the constitutionality of laws". "Precedent is the foundation of our system".

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