Piper Perabo Got Arrested Today for Protesting Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Kavanaugh set to begin confirmation hearings

When he does begin testifying Tuesday, Kavanaugh, in his first major test as a Supreme Court nominee on Capitol Hill, is expected to tell senators that he is a "pro-law judge".

However, since then Kavanaugh has said USA lawmakers might pass a law protecting presidents from investigations while they were in office. He fiercely defended the independence of the Judiciary.

That's far more than for any previous Supreme Court nominee, but millions of pages have been withheld.

Republicans also previous year reduced the margin for advancing Supreme Court nominations from 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to a simple majority in order to force through the confirmation of Trump's first high court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

"A good judge must be an umpire - a neutral and impartial arbiter who favours no litigant or policy", Kavanaugh said in the excerpts released by the White House.

Besides, Grassley pointed out, not a single Democratic senator has said he or she will vote to confirm Kavanaugh, so putting off the hearings would be pointless. As California Senator Dianne Feinstein pointed out in the hearing, given Kavanaugh's ruling in the only abortion case he has presided over, this fear is justified. John Cornyn of Texas said he'd never before seen a hearing "led by mob rule".

She also re-tweeted a number of Democratic lawmakers over the weekend about Kavanaugh.

"We can not possibly move forward". Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) while interrupting Grassley, referring to the September 3 release to the committee of 42,000 documents relating to the nominee's work with past administrations.

Democrats, in a futile effort to delay the hearing, were responding to growing frustrations from their base that the party has not been vocal enough in protesting the successor to Anthony Kennedy. The confirmation hearings should therefore be halted so these issues can be explored and proper recusals agreed to after due deliberation, including full production of the judge's documents so his views can be thoroughly probed. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, at one point called for the removal of a "loudmouth" protester.

"I would think that anyone who wanted to sit on the nation's highest court would be proud of their record and would want the American people to see it", said Sen.

Arbitrator sends Kaepernick's grievance against National Football League to trial
He would preside over the hearing that is now expected to be scheduled as the next step in the case and make a ruling afterward. The NFL had requested summary judgment by Burbank, which amounted to a request for him to dismiss the case.

Gun control advocates say that if Kavanaugh is confirmed to the supreme court, which is now divided between justices who support gun rights and gun control, he may serve as the swing vote to make state and federal assault weapon ban unconstitutional, as well as to tear down local restrictions on carrying guns in public.

The Trump administration has refused to release thousands of documents about the conservative federal appeals court judge's work for President George W Bush.

- Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing turned into a political spectacle within moments of Tuesday's kickoff, as top Democrats tried to overtake the session with a rapid-fire string of objections and protesters shouted and screamed from the audience. He occasionally jotted notes on paper.

The ever-polarizing Roe v. Wade is among the cases Kavanaugh's vote could turn. Video of the encounter was shared widely on social media. I guess he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence.

White House spokesman Raj Shah said security intervened before Kavanaugh could shake Guttenberg's hand.

Kavanaugh is 53 years old.

Republicans also a year ago reduced the margin for advancing Supreme Court nominations from 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to a simple majority in order to force through the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first high-court nominee.

"I was just arrested for civil disobedience in the Kavanaugh hearings", wrote Perabo, also known for "Covert Affairs".

The entire Senate will most likely vote on confirmation by the end of the month. If all goes as Republicans plan, Kavanaugh could be on the bench when the court begins its new term on October 1.

The protest came just as Democratic senators were staging their own opposition to Kavanaugh.

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