Questioning of the 53-year-old appellate judge wound down without him revealing much about his judicial stances or making any serious mistakes that might jeopardize his confirmation. After a 12-hour session Wednesday and more questioning Thursday, he did not seem to have changed minds on the committee, which is basically split along partisan lines.
The hearing pivoted during the day to Roe v. Wade, the high court's landmark abortion case.
Both abortion rights advocates and opponents place enormous stock in what potential justices say about "settled law" on the topic, as a barometer of whether they would vote to overturn the the privacy-based ruling that protects a woman's right to an abortion. That prospect worries Democrats and heartens Republicans on volatile issues including abortion, gun rights, gay rights, the death penalty, religious liberty and business regulation.
The tone in the email from 2003 contrasted with his responses to questions on Wednesday when he stressed how hard it is to overturn precedents like Roe.
Booker just released a batch of emails between Kavanaugh and other officials that date back to his early days in George W. Bush's administration as an associate of the White House Counsel at the time, Alberto Gonzales.
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh referred to contraceptives as "abortion-inducing drugs" during day three of his confirmation hearing on Thursday. The document is partially redacted. Kavanaugh reiterated his previous testimony that "Roe v. Wade is an important precedent of the Supreme Court".
The judge left unanswered questions over how he would handle investigations of the executive branch and whether he would step aside if cases involving Trump under special counsel Robert Mueller's probe end up at the court.
Kavanaugh replied that he's unsure he knows everyone who works at that law firm and asked the senator if there was a specific person she was talking about.
"It's in the context of the Trump presidency that we ask you these questions", Durbin said.
Trump says he's pleased with his nominee's performance, and Republicans are united behind him.
Late Wednesday evening, Kavanaugh seemed to stumble at first when questioned by Democrat Kamala Harris of California about whom he might have spoken with at a law firm concerning the investigation into Russian election meddling. Marc Kasowitz, one of the firm's partners, has long worked with Trump.
"The independence of the judiciary requires that I not commit", he told Harris.
Much of the debate has focused more on the disclosure of documents than on Kavanaugh's record.
Booker says he will violate a committee rule and release an email from Kavanaugh on the subject of racial profiling. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to file paperwork to kick him out of the Senate, acting as though his stand for transparency was an epic moment like Spartacus's slave revolt.
Democrats have called on Kavanaugh to recuse himself from cases related to Trump or Mueller. They were made available after 3 a.m. Thursday.
Booker's spokeswoman said that by raising the issue publicly the senator had been able to "shame the committee into agreeing" to release the pages to the public.
The hearing opened with Democrats complaining that various documents had not already been made public by the committee's Republican leaders.
The No. 3 seed was broken five times in the 84-minute match. "Obviously defending a title is very hard". "Never, never, never. What has to be done is keeping her game plan and strategies in tact, practicing a bit of change ups and staying positive.
The pair have shared pictures on social media of them posing as McDonald's models, which has been shared more than 900,000 times. To be fair, they really have done an excellent job with that poster. "We put adhesive on the back so it could be taken down".
Trump has already twice struck Syrian government targets after the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against civilians. Trump also said that if there is a slaughter in the Idlib province of Syria, the United States will be very angry.
He also accused political opponents of convicting him without evidence in an attempt to take him out of the election. Da Silva, serving a 12-year-sentence for corruption and money laundering, is the front-runner despite being in jail.
By Saturday , what's left of the storm was forecast to hook to the north, then northeast on a path toward the Great Lakes. The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning from the coast of MS , to the the Alabama/Florida border.
With the case going to trial, owners, coaches and other team personnel will likely be called to testify during the season. Former 49ers player Eric Reid, who joined the protests with Kaepernick, has also filed a grievance against the NFL.
But Keys struck once more with a flurry of winners at 3-3, overpowering Cibulkova in that game to reclaim her break advantage. A 29-year-old Aussie battler ranked 55th in the world has pulled off one of the greatest upsets in US Open history.
Priceless artifacts spanning 11,000 years went up in flames as an inferno swallowed Brazil's National Museum Sunday. TV Globo also reported that some firefighters did not have enough water to battle the blaze.
Kavanaugh has argued that presidents should be free from civil lawsuits, criminal prosecution and investigations while in office. Senate Republicans refused to consider Obama's nomination of federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland for the vacancy.
Speaking to ManUtd.com , Mourinho said: "The pace with the ball and the organisation without the ball [was very good]". Rashford saw red when Burnley defender Phil Bardsley appeared to kick out at the England worldwide after a challenge.
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