Confirmation hearings for US top court nominee Kavanaugh open September 4

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Grassley has previously said Kavanaugh's vetting process is probably the "deepest dive" ever conducted on a Supreme Court nominee.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings will officially begin on September 4, according to an announcement by Senate Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Friday. The hearing is expected to run four days. "He's a mainstream judge".

HRC responded to the Kavanaugh hearing announcement made by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley with a call for full transparency on the nominee's record. "It's time for the American people to hear directly from Judge Kavanaugh at his public hearing", Grassley said in his statement announcing the hearing. Opening statements will take place on September 4, and the Senators will begin questioning Kavanaugh the following day. Grassley scheduled the hearings before Kavanaugh's records have been released.

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.

Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail has become a part of a tit-for-tat between Republicans and Democrats in an increasingly tense political battle over his confirmation. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

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The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) released a statement on Friday regarding Kavanaugh's nomination to the high court, which has been met with stiff resistance from the left. But thousands of pages - which are a fraction of all the documents from Kavanaugh's tenure as Bush's associate White House counsel - that have already been given to the committee are still considered "committee confidential", which means no one outside the panel's senators and staff can review them. The committee has received about 175,000 pages from the Bush library, but has only publicly released 5,700 pages.

In a new video and report, HRC explains why understanding Kavanaugh's record at the White House is important; during these years, former President George W. Bush pressed for a Constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying and opposed hate crimes legislation.

Democratic leaders objected to the schedule, since it indicates Republicans have no intention of releasing documents from 2003 to 2006 in time for the hearing.

"Republicans" mad rush to hold this hearing after unilaterally deciding to block almost all of Judge Kavanaugh's records from public release is further evidence that they are hiding important information from the American people, and continues to raise the question, "What are they hiding?'" Schumer said in a statement.

Kavanaugh has amassed a solidly conservative judicial record as an appeals court judge for 12 years.

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