Confirmation hearing from Trump's SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh, set for September


Confirmation hearing from Trump's SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh, set for September

Further, the undisclosed record of his time in the White House might further reveal his judicial philosophy but will go unexamined because Republicans, with Collins' support, are not requesting the documents.

"We believe an indictment should not be pursued while the President is in Office", Kavanaugh wrote.

He expects the hearings to last between three to four days.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination hearings will begin September 4, Senator Chuck Grassley announced Friday.

But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who has promised to fight Kavanaugh's nomination, said in a statement that Republicans were in a "mad rush" to hold hearings after deciding to block almost all of Kavanaugh's records from public release.

Kavanaugh will face questions followed by testimony from legal experts and people who know the judge.

The hearings for President Trump's pick to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy will be held September 4 to 7, according to a notice sent to Senate Republican offices Friday and obtained by the Washington Post, although the committee noted that the hearing could be three or four days.

August 2: Sen. Grassley and Senate Republicans said they are still planning to move forward with Kavanaugh's hearings, even without the vast majority of Kavanaugh's documents. But Democrats want access to more documents from Kavanaugh's past as a judge and as an official in the George W. Bush administration.

"My colleagues should be a "no" on this nominee unless Judge Kavanaugh specifically commits that he will recuse himself on any issues that involve President Trump's personal financial dealings or the special counsel", said Sen. Before he can assume the lifetime job on the nine-member court, the Republican-controlled Senate must vote to confirm him. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

Kavanaugh was nominated on July 9 and since then, the committee has received 184,000 pages of records related to his work as a White House lawyer and for his work with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.

Senate Republicans decided Friday to push ahead with a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite a dispute with Democrats over documents from his years working at the White House.

"My team has already reviewed every page of the over 4,800 pages of judicial opinions Judge Kavanaugh wrote, over 6,400 pages of opinions he joined, more than 125,000 pages of records produced from his White House legal service, and over 17,000 pages in response to the most comprehensive questionnaire ever submitted to a nominee", Grassley said.

White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Senate has reviewed more documents than for any other high court nominee in history.