Supreme Court pick wins over holdout Republican, meets Democrat

Supreme Court pick wins over holdout Republican, meets Democrat

Supreme Court pick wins over holdout Republican, meets Democrat

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is ramping up Democrats' efforts to obtain documents involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by asking former President George W. Bush to release mountains of files from the judge's time in the White House.

In the most recent HuffPost/YouGov survey, a third of Americans say that the Supreme Court will be very important to their vote in the midterms.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee tasked with holding hearings on Kavanaugh's nomination, said this week that Democrats' "bloated demands are an obvious attempt to obstruct the confirmation process".

When Justice Elena Kagan was nominated for the Supreme Court, she had also served as a counsel in a presidential administration, and accordingly, the Senate Judiciary Committee paused for almost a month to review the documents related to her service as counsel in the Clinton and Obama Administrations, releasing over 170,000 pages of information, including every e-mail Justice Kagan wrote while serving in the White House. The letter also asks for any documents that were "written by, edited by, prepared in whole or part by, under the supervision of, or at the direction of" Kavanaugh, and any record that refers to him by name, his initials or his title. "And it's hard to see how a Supreme Court is considered independent when you see so much money spent on advertising to get 51 votes", Jones said.

Trump thanked Paul in a tweet, saying, "Your vote means a lot to me, and to everyone who loves our Country!"

"I am very concerned about his position on privacy and the Fourth Amendment", Paul said last week.

After weeks of threatening to vote against the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) has asked the archives exclusively for Kavanaugh's documents from his time in the counsel's office because Republicans believe the paperwork from Kavanaugh's time as staff secretary is irrelevant to how he would serve as a justice. She was confirmed anyway, thanks to Democratic swing votes. The same poll shows a majority of voters in three other states Trump won with Democratic senators, Alabama, Indiana, and North Dakota, also say the Senate should confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Paul said in a statement Monday.

Democrats have countered that Kavanaugh's role in some of the defining - and polarizing - Bush administration debates should be part of the record they review while considering his nomination. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., met with Kavanaugh July 12.

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