Democrats Take ‘Civil Disobedience’ Stance in Leaking Kavanaugh Documents

Democrats Take ‘Civil Disobedience’ Stance in Leaking Kavanaugh Documents

No Democrat has disputed that Brett Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. John Cornyn, the Senate's second-ranking Republican, promptly threatened Booker with expulsion from the committee or even from the Senate, alluding contemptuously to Booker's presidential ambitions.

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. It was marked "committee confidential".

Some of the documents were leaked to the New York Times on Wednesday evening, including one 2003 email in which Kavanaugh questioned whether Roe v. Wade was settled law of the land. The document was partially redacted.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is denying that he once suggested the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights is not settled law. But, pressed by Sen.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, praised Kavanaugh for hiring female lawyers as clerks as a judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and then posed questions about whether Kavanaugh was aware of sexual harassment allegations against retired circuit court Judge Alex Kozinski in California.

The e-mail, dated January 17, 2002, and titled "racial profiling", Kavanaugh says he generally favors race neutral security measures, but needs to grapple with the question of what to do in the interim before a "truly effective and comprehensive race-neutral system is developed and implemented". A lawyer for former president George W. Bush provided 415,000 pages of documents last week, but the Trump administration chose to withhold 100,000 pages from the Senate under executive privilege.

"I don't think we want judges commenting on the latest political controversy", Kavanaugh said.

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As more sealed documents come into the public eye, details about Kavanaugh's work under the Bush administration are coming to the forefront. Cornyn said it was "irresponsible and conduct unbecoming a senator".

Democratic Senator Cory Booker focused on an email he said described Kavanaugh's views as a Bush White House aide on the use of "racial profiling" in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States by the al Qaeda Islamist militant group.

"My process was fair", he declared as he opened the session.

At issue are documents provided to the committee before the hearing process began.

Booker tweeted out the 12 pages of emails, which were tied to discussions Kavanaugh had on racial inequality, including one email thread titled "racial profiling".

Trump says he's pleased with his nominee's televised performance, and Republicans are united behind him, eager to add a conservative judge to the country's top court. The firm in question was founded by Marc Kasowitz, who has represented Trump.

"This is about the closest I'll ever have in my life to an "I am Spartacus" moment", Booker said. Protesters have added to the challenges for Kavanaugh, repeatedly interrupting proceedings. They fear Kavanaugh will push the court to the right on abortion, guns and other issues, and that he will side with Trump in cases stemming from Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign.

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