Filling the front row for the final day of questioning of
The girls filed into the
Kavanaugh has spoken of the importance of coaching to mentor young people. He has also talked about how being a judge is like being an umpire.
Newly obtained emails show that
In the emails obtained by The Associated Press, Kavanaugh jokingly apologized for "growing aggressive after blowing still another game of dice (don't recall)."
He also told his friends to "be very, very vigilant" about confidentiality "on all issues and all fronts, including with spouses."
Kavanaugh has said he had his first date with his future wife, Ashley, on
The outing appears to be an annual trip Kavanaugh has described making with friends from
He adds that he has made clear that a court order "that requires a president to do something or prohibits a president from doing something ... is the final word in our system."
Durbin says Trump has "shown disrespect for the rule of law over and over again."
Kavanaugh said Thursday he was not talking about his views but what legal scholars might say.
Blumenthal did not single out Collins and Murkowski by name, but mentioned pro-choice
Collins vowed to oppose any
Kavanaugh is explaining a 2003 email in which he wrote the following: "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the
Kavanaugh said Thursday that he was not discussing his views, but rather "what legal scholars might say." He said he offered the comments on a draft op-ed in support of Republican judicial nominees because, "I'm always concerned with accuracy."
Kavanaugh has repeatedly described the abortion ruling as important
Democratic senators contend that a 2003 email from
In the email obtained by The Associated Press, Kavanaugh says not all legal scholars call the abortion case settled law since the
Murray asserts that if Kavanaugh is confirmed to the court, "Roe v Wade will be overturned."
Kavanaugh on Wednesday called the abortion case an "important precedent" that has "been reaffirmed many times."
Kavanaugh told Harris he couldn't think of any such conversations. He added that he would need to see a list of the firm's lawyers.
Asked the question again Thursday by Republican Sen.
Harris promised to follow up with Kavanaugh on the topic. Senators are now questioning Kavanaugh for the second day.
Kavanaugh's defenders say his ruling resolved the case, as the
House members don't get to vote on Kavanaugh, but Richmond plans to testify about Kavanaugh as an outside witness on Friday, the final day of confirmation hearings.
Booker says he will violate a committee rule and release an email from Kavanaugh on the subject of racial profiling. The
Calling it an act of civil disobedience, Booker says he wants to expose that some of the emails being held back "have nothing to do with national security."
He read a rule contemplating expulsion of senators for violating
The Associated Press has obtained an email in which
Kavanaugh's 2003 comments came while reviewing an op-ed in support of two judicial nominees at the George W. Bush
Here's what Kavanaugh wrote: "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the
Kavanaugh was referring to justices at that time — meaning in 2003. The email was sent to a Republican
Kavanaugh has taken a different tone during his confirmation hearings, stressing how difficult it is to overturn a precedent such as Roe.
Senators are getting into their final round of questioning of
Kavanaugh also doesn't seem to have changed many minds on the
Kavanaugh underwent a 12-hour session of questioning that ended late Wednesday. The judge left unanswered questions over how he would handle investigations of the executive branch and whether he would step aside if cases involving Trump under special counsel