The bedlam is unlikely to change any votes in the Senate.
Protesters have repeatedly tried to interrupt the hearing, which has carried strong political overtones ahead of the November congressional elections. Seconds later, a second demonstrator was thrown out of the hearing room, followed by another, followed by another.
This week's hearing was the latest effort by Leahy to suggest Kavanaugh knew he had received information improperly taken from Democrats.
Many women are deeply concerned about Kavanaugh's views on reproductive rights, an issue of extreme importance to them.
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Elsewhere on the ballot, Secretary of State William Galvin fought off a challenge from Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim. She is poised to become the only black member of Massachusetts' mostly male congressional delegation.
Meanwhile it was shown in an email obtained by The Associated Press that Kavanaugh had taken a different tone on a 2003 abortion case than he had during Wednesday's hearing when he stressed how hard it is to overturn precedents like Roe. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is dealing with an ethics committee investigation for releasing confidential paperwork for the interval of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh closing week.
Kavanaugh's threat to America goes well beyond race, as women, in general, have every right to be alarmed after the circuit court judge on Thursday referred to birth control as "abortion-inducing drugs".
In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled in Planned Parenthood v. Casey that states could not place an "undue burden" - a state regulation that "has the objective or effect of placing a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion" - on anyone seeking an abortion.
The NAACP blasted Kavanaugh as "a risky ideologue whose extreme views on civil rights would solidify a far right majority on the Supreme Court", and more than 100 other civil rights and human rights groups were opposing him, too.
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However, both were usurped by Raikkonen , who claimed his first pole of the season, leaving Vettel to lament his final lap. The race has been won from pole position 10 times in the last 13 years , and 14 of the last 19.
Kavanaugh faced numerous questions regarding his views on executive power and whether the president can pardon himself.
It's clear that in his testimony to Senator Cruz, Kavanaugh was repeating the words that the plaintiffs had used in their own briefs.
"I respect the fact that one of my jobs is to determine whether or not the candidate is qualified for the court", she said, "has the requisite experience, and has the judicial temperament, as well as respect for precedence". "I'm a skeptic of unauthorized regulation, of illegal regulation, of regulation that is outside the bounds of what the laws passed by Congress have said". That viewpoint has raised concerns among those who fear that issues related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation end up before the Supreme Court. Scalia penned a blistering dissent in Obergefell, which he called a "threat to American democracy.' Scalia and Rehnquist (and Justice Thomas) dissented in Lawrence, and would have upheld Texas" law criminalizing same-sex intimate contact.
"It is all about the 2020 Democrat presidential primary", John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, groused on Twitter.
After a long pause and a freakish back-and-forth in which Kavanaugh asked for a more specific question and then claimed he thought Harris was "asking about medical procedures that are unique to men", the judge eventually admitted that he could not think of any laws governing the male body. Kavanaugh struggled to find a response. "So I think it's been not helpful to any cause that I can see". As Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley recalled Wednesday, "Democratic senators interrupted the hearing 63 times before lunch, and in the audience 70 people were arrested yesterday who were following their lead". "Bring it", Booker challenged Sen.
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As if making a direct comparison to President Trump , Biden repeated that McCain "could not stand the abuse of power". But that admiration wasn't surprising, because Senator McCain was known as a man of integrity and conviction.
At the end of the week, it's nearly certain that none of the drama changed any minds.
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