Judge Kavanaugh Faces Third Day Of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared to refer to contraceptives as

Watters Calls Out Booker Over 'I Am Spartacus' Moment: 'I Think I Smell a Phony'

The Democratic senators who interrupted, lectured and hectored Kavanaugh stayed in the hearing room and kept up their attacks for as long as they could.

Moreland described Kavanaugh as a well -regarded judge and smart lawyer who performed well under the pressure of the senate hearings, which he describes as good civic lessons. It's a question that I have not written about. He is also expected to restore the balance of power between the federal government and state governments.

So the confirmation of Kavanaugh would of course be a significant step in the right direction for those of us who believe constitutional order needs to be restored.

The third day of the confirmation hearing again was repeatedly interrupted by protesters hostile to Kavanaugh.

Democrats painted Kavanaugh as a threat to abortion rights. The Supreme court ruled in Chevron v. NRDC in 1984 that when a statute is ambiguous, courts should defer to reasonable interpretations of the statute by the federal agencies that apply the law.

The president's first appointee to the high court, Neil Gorsuch, past year told senators Trump's remarks on the judiciary were "disheartening" and "demoralizing". A vote on his confirmation could happen this month. Kavanaugh answered, "I'm not - I'm not - I'm not thinking of any right now, senator". "As Justice Kagan put it, you can't as a nominee in this seat give a thumbs up or thumbs down".

Catholic sex abuse scandal widens after U.S. bishop quits
The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that McCarrick would invite seminarians to his New Jersey beach house and into his bed. At that time , he had turned 75 years old, which is the customary retirement age, according to the Washington Post .

SHAPIRO: Nina, every day this week you have come on this program and talked about fights over documents with Democrats demanding more.

He said he regularly serves meals with Catholic Charities' St. Maria's Meals program in Washington and that talking to the people there helps him to understand the situation that they are in. Did the Democrats get any traction with their argument the Republicans were hiding millions of documents?

Booker acted as if he released the documents without approval, however Republicans say the documents were cleared for release prior to the Senator posting the content on his Twitter. One of the documents, for instance, related to abortion.

The New York Times thought it finally had a "bombshell" in a 2003 Kavanaugh email that supposedly conflicted with the nominee's claims that the Roe decision is "settled law of the land".

"The way we stand up is by deciding cases and controversies independently without fear or favor", Kavanaugh said. They don't all agree.

"But when it becomes all about the spectacle of Cory Booker, you think to yourself, 'I think I smell a phony here.' And that's what I think I smell here".

Amazon's CEO Starts $2 Billion Fund for Schools, Homeless
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to launch a $2bn (£1.53bn) fund to help homeless families and launch pre-schools in poor communities. There will also be full scholarships for Montessori-inspired preschools in "underserved" communities, he said.

The emails made public on Thursday dated from Kavanaugh's service in the White House under Republican President George W. Bush more than a decade ago.

Sens. Joe Donnelly in IN or Claire McCaskill in Missouri may benefit from a court battle that energizes the Democratic base. John McCain, R-Ariz., Kavanaugh looks to be on track for confirmation with the simple majority that's needed.

Republicans have been eager to capitalize on the political "circus", as they called the hearing, particularly as potential 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens.

TOTENBERG: Largely by treading water nicely.

Similarly, Michael Moreland, professor of law and religion at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, said he thinks there is a "a tendency to overstate how much change" Kavanaugh will make to the court.

SHAPIRO: NPR's Nina Totenberg, thanks for your coverage this week.

Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here
Hurricane Florence has been quickly strengthening Monday and is on route to severely impact the Carolinas at the end of the week. Florence is forecast to dump up to 40 inches (one meter) of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and SC .

Latest News