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09.05.18

‘The Whole Truth’

Judge Kavanaugh Again Explains He Was 'Not Read In To' Bush Administration Detainee Interrogation Policies SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "Judge, you've been accused of misleading this committee during your 2006 confirmation hearing regarding your role in developing the Bush administration detention policy…. Did you mislead this committee in 2006?" JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH TODAY: "I told the truth, the whole truth, in my prior testimony. I was not read in to that program. The subsequent repor… Continue Reading


09.05.18

Judge Kavanaugh Reiterates The Ginsburg Standard

'No Hints, No Forecasts, No Previews' And No Hypotheticals JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH: "[A]ll the nominees currently sitting on the Supreme Court, all the justices, have made clear a couple things. First of all, they can't discuss cases or issues that might come before them. As Justice Ginsburg said, 'no hints, no forecasts, no previews.' That also means with respect to at least the vast body of Supreme Court precedent going back, you can't give a thumbs up or thumbs down on the case. That's Just… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Judge Kavanaugh: ‘A Superstar’

Even Leading Liberal Legal Experts Call Him 'A Brilliant Jurist,' 'Legendary For His Preparation,' Say 'The Senate Should Confirm Him' Lisa Blatt, A 'Liberal Democrat' Who Has 'Argued 35 Cases Before The Supreme Court,' Introduced Judge Kavanaugh At His Hearing LISA BLATT, head of Supreme Court practice for Arnold & Porter: "I am here today to introduce Judge Kavanaugh and urge the Senate to confirm him as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. I've received angry calls fr… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Harris Already A ‘NO’

Sen. Kamala Harris Announced Her Opposition To Any Possible Trump Supreme Court Nominee SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA), Judiciary Committee Member, June 27th: "The President's list of potential SCOTUS nominees are complete non-starters…. We cannot and will not accept them to serve on the highest court in the land." (Sen. Harris, @SenKamalaHarris, Twitter, 6/27/2018) HARRIS, July 9th: "Judge Brett Kavanaugh represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise of equality and so I will… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Booker Already A ‘NO’

Sen. Cory Booker Announced His Opposition To Judge Kavanaugh On July 9th - The Day He Was Nominated SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ), Judiciary Committee Member, July 9th: "The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is enormously concerning and I'm strongly opposed to it…. Judge Kavanaugh has an immensely troubling record … I will fight to stop this nomination every step of the way." (Sen. Booker, Press Release, 7/09/2018) BOOKER: "I'm here to call on folks to understand th… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Hirono Already A ‘NO’

Sen. Mazie Hirono Announced Her Opposition To Any Possible Trump Supreme Court Nominee SEN. MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI), Judiciary Committee Member, June 27th: "No, it doesn't matter who he is putting forward." (CNN's "The Situation Room," 6/27/2018) HIRONO: "I will be voting no on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States." (Sen. Hirono, Press Release, 8/22/2018) HIRONO: "I am canceling, I will be canceling, my appointment with Judge Kavanaugh …" (The Hill, … Continue Reading


09.04.18

Blumenthal Already A ‘NO’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal Announced His Opposition To Judge Kavanaugh On July 9th - The Day He Was Nominated SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT), Judiciary Committee Member, July 9th: "I will be a 'no' vote on this nominee…. In his record and writings, which I have reviewed, there is a very extreme hostility to many of the precious rights and liberties that make our nation great." ("Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy Say They Will Vote Against Trump's Supreme Court Pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh," Hartford … Continue Reading


09.04.18

‘No Involvement In Development’ Of Bush Detainee Policy

BRETT KAVANAUGH, 2006: "I was not involved and am not involved in the questions about the rules governing detention of combatants or-and so I do not have the involvement with that." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 5/09/2006) FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS: Brett Kavanaugh Was 'Not Read In' And 'Not Involved' ALBERTO GONZALES, Former White House Counsel: "To the best of my recollection Brett Kavanaugh was not involved with the legal issues surrounding the authorization of the… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Dems Admit They Have Seen Enough Of Judge Kavanaugh’s Record

Saying, 'We Know Brett Kavanaugh,' 'I Have Reviewed His Record,' Many Senate Democrats Have Already Declared Their Opposition To Judge Kavanaugh SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT), Judiciary Committee Member, July 9th: "I will be a 'no' vote on this nominee…. In his record and writings, which I have reviewed, there is a very extreme hostility to many of the precious rights and liberties that make our nation great." ("Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy Say They Will Vote Against Trump's Supreme Cour… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Dems Following Orders From Left-Wing Groups

FLASHBACK: Left-Wing Base Tells Dems, 'This Decorum And Civility - We Don't Have The Luxury For That'; TODAY: 'Democrats Plotted [A] Coordinated Protest Strategy' NBC'S KASIE HUNT: "Democrats plotted coordinated protest strategy over the holiday weekend and all agreed to disrupt and protest the hearing, sources tell me…. Dem leader @chuckschumer led a phone call and committee members are executing now" (NBC's Kasie Hunt, @kasie, Twitter, 9/04/2018) Sen. Cory Booker already sent o… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Minds Made Up

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Rallied Against Judge Kavanaugh Before The Ink Was Dry On His Nomination SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "I'm going to fight this nomination with everything I've got." (Sen. Schumer, Press Conference, 7/10/2018) July 10, 2018: "Every Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by top California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, promised to lead the fight against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday morning on the steps of the Supreme C… Continue Reading


09.03.18

Bipartisan Acclaim For Judge Kavanaugh Is ‘Deep, Broad And Enthusiastic’

Those Who Know Judge Kavanaugh, Have Worked With Him, Learned From Him, Or Studied His Jurisprudence Praise Him Legal Scholars And Experts Recognize Judge Kavanaugh As 'Immensely Qualified For The Supreme Court' And Say He 'Commands Wide And Deep Respect Among Scholars, Lawyers And Jurists' Law School Deans: 'There Can Be No Serious Doubt That Judge Kavanaugh Is Eminently Qualified By His Ability, Training, Education, Character, Judicial Demeanor, And Record On The Bench' KATE STITH, For… Continue Reading


08.31.18

Democrats’ ‘Gold Standard’

American Bar Association Gives Judge Kavanaugh Its Highest Possible Rating Of Unanimously 'Well Qualified' AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION on Judge Kavanaugh: "The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has completed its evaluation of the professional qualifications of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh … After an exhaustive evaluation process, the Standing Committee has determined by a unanimous vote that Judge Kavanaugh is 'Well Qualified' for the position of Associate J… Continue Reading


08.29.18

A Productive August

Senate Remained 'In Session This Month To Continue Working On Behalf Of The American People' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "August is usually a time for Senators to spend more time in our home states, meeting with our constituents and reporting on the progress we've made in Washington. But this August had to be different. There was too much business left unfinished. So I made the decision to keep the Senate in session this month to continue working on behalf of the American… Continue Reading


08.23.18

‘Brilliant’

Two Of President Obama's Solicitors General Call Judge Kavanaugh 'A Brilliant Jurist,' An 'Incredibly Brilliant, Careful Person,' Who Is 'Legendary For His Preparation' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This what it sounds like when legal experts who happen to be on the political left make a fair, unbiased assessment of this impressive, mainstream nominee [Judge Brett Kavanaugh]." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 8/23/2018) Former Obama Administration Solicitors General: 'He Carr… Continue Reading


08.23.18

NO, NO, NO

'[A]bout A Third Of The Entire Democratic Caucus Stood Up In The First Week After Judge Kavanaugh Was Announced To Declare They Had Seen Enough And Were Dead-Set Against Confirming Him' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has continued meeting with members of this body. So far, I believe the only Senators who've met with this nominee and then had negative things to say about him were Democrats who'd already announced beforehand they would oppose h… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Dems Used To Say A Judge’s Record Was ‘The Best Way To Evaluate A Nominee’

SEN. LEAHY (D-VT) On Then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor: 'We Do Not Have To Imagine What Kind Of A Judge She Will Be Because We See What Kind Of A Judge She Has Been' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Already, the [Judiciary C]ommittee has received nearly 200,000 pages of material that relate to this nomination. By all accounts, this is already the most material ever submitted for any Supreme Court nomination…. But of course, the best indicator of how Brett Kavanaugh will approa… Continue Reading


08.15.18

Even Liberal Legal Experts Admit Judge Kavanaugh Is ‘A Superstar’

Judge Kavanaugh Is So Obviously Qualified, Even Liberals Say: He 'Is A Brilliant Jurist,' 'Legendary For His Preparation,' 'Stands Out For Hiring Female Law Clerks,' 'The Senate Should Confirm Him' Former Obama Administration Solicitors General: 'He Carries Out All Phases Of His Responsibilities As A Judge … In An Exemplary Way,' 'Very Hard For Anyone Who's Worked With Him, Appeared Before Him, To Frankly Say A Bad Word About Him' NEAL KATYAL, Former Obama Administration Solicitor … Continue Reading


08.03.18

Another Productive Week In The Senate

The Senate Sent The Defense Authorization Bill To The President, Passed 4 Appropriations Bills, Went To Conference On The Farm Bill, Confirmed The 24th Circuit Court Judge And 6 More District Court Judges Defense Authorization Bill 'Aimed At Building Up The Military' Completed SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ), Armed Services Committee Chairman: "I'm deeply proud that the Senate voted overwhelmingly today to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019…. Through the NDAA,… Continue Reading


07.31.18

‘Paper And Delay And Obstruction’

Democrats' 'Great Paper Chase' Is Only 'To Stall For Time' And 'Postpone' Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation SEN. JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): "Now we are engaged in what I would call The Great Paper Chase…. It's unclear to me why this incessant demand for additional paper is being made because, clearly, they've already made up their mind to oppose the nomination. So it leaves me with, I think, the inescapable conclusion that this is really all about foot-dragging and delay. They know they can't a… Continue Reading

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