Liberals Face Crippling Paradox in Efforts to Down Kavanaugh

Sen. Cory Booker D-N.J. left next to Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif. questions President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Sept. 5 2018

"I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so", Kavanaugh wrote in the email. The votes are there even if Collins of ME and Murkowski of Alaska vote against him, as there are some red state Democrats such as Joseph Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota that will vote for him, since they are up for re-election.

Last month, Collins voted to preserve funding for Planned Parenthood - a day after the organization rallied in Washington to encourage her to vote against Kavanaugh. She said everything Kavanaugh has said or done undermines his claim that he would be a neutral and impartial arbiter.

Either way, it's troubling, to put it mildly, to know that apparently Kavanaugh isn't (or, wasn't) even remotely interested in fixing racism, according to one of the emails Booker released against the wishes of his Republican counterparts who threatened to have him ousted from the Senate.

Kavanaugh testified this week that Roe v. Wade is Supreme Court precedent but declined to say whether he believed the case was correctly decided.

At the Kavanaugh sessions, the disruptions began several minutes after Republican Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley gaveled the hearing open on Tuesday. The hangers, which have been arriving at Collins' office since July, symbolize the risky techniques used in back-alley abortions that take place where abortions are not legal.

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Kavanaugh's lack of specificity was most concerning on whether he should recuse himself from cases involving President Donald Trump.

As for Judge Kavanaugh, he spent his last day in the hot seat answering numerous same questions as the day before and re-affirming to senators that he will be a fair justice on the Supreme Court. It is time to end this charade and confirm Judge Kavanaugh now.

While many Democrats are expected to oppose Kavanaugh, he appears on track be confirmed to replace the now-retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Leaders from the Women's March were among a broad coalition of organizations, including abortion rights groups, labor unions and advocates for gun control, behind this week's activism.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the No. 2 Senate Democrat and a member of the Judiciary Committee, cited Kavanaugh's views on executive privilege and the intersection with the ongoing probe by special counsel Robert Mueller of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. Alaska's indigenous residents have been putting pressure on the Senator to vote no, saying that Kavanaugh has a record of ruling against their rights. But it still left him room to rule for states wishing to regulate away abortion without formally banning it.

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"For so long, I feel like the enemy had been making such progress", said Sheets.

Kavanugh will most likely be confirmed.

Kavanaugh maintained that he views Roe v. Wade, which legalized a woman's right to obtain an abortion, as an "important precedent" during his recent Senate hearing, including when he was asked directly about the 2003 email.

"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". Collins said on Friday that was her interpretation of the email as well.

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