On the second day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, lawmakers took their first opportunity to grill him over the administration's withholding of documents from his time in the Bush White House, gun legislation, and whether a sitting president can be compelled to respond to a subpoena.
The third day of the confirmation hearing of the conservative federal appeals court judge selected by Trump for a lifetime post on the high court again was repeatedly interrupted by protesters hostile to Kavanaugh.
Booker later challenged Cornyn to not be a "tempest in a tea pot" and "bring the charges" against him.
"He's right. Running for president is no excuse for violating the rules of the Senate or the confidentiality of the documents we are privy to", Cornyn shot back.
Booker's fellow Democrats on the committee immediately jumped to his defense, as did Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. "But on major questions of major economic or social significance, we expect Congress to speak clearly before such delegation, and that's what had not happened, in my view, with respect on net neutrality and I felt bound by precedent". "I'm sure you can understand, sir, how it puts all of us in a very hard situation when it's not you.it's somebody you have to go - then go back to a person named Bill Burck to decide if some document - who is an associate, who is an associate and colleague of the nominee - to figure out which documents are going to be released".
Cornyn said Booker's possible 2020 presidential aspirations were his motivation for releasing the document, adding that no senator deserved to sit on the committee if they wanted to be a law unto themselves. Cory Booker releasing confidential documents to the public in a knowing violation of Senate rules.
Republican Senator John Cornyn branded the chaos "mob rule". Kavanaugh said maintaining judicial independence "requires me to avoid commenting on current events".
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No. 14 seed Fabio Fognini of Italy was upset in the second round by 55th-ranked John Millman of Australia 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Many in the tennis world raised their eyebrows at the exchange and criticised the umpire for speaking to a player directly.
Booker was supported by Democratic Sens. Behind the scenes for weeks, they and their aides argued that Republicans were trying to rush through Kavanaugh's nomination and hide something from his past that could jeopardize his chances.
When asked about the email Thursday, Kavanaugh said he recommended the edit to the op-ed because he didn't think the draft accurately reflect the view of all legal scholars.
Roe vs. Wade, the landmark 1973 abortion ruling, was an early line of questioning.
Kavanaugh, who has written hundreds of opinions as an appeals court judge, defended those decisions, but generally avoided saying how he would rule in cases that might come before the Supreme Court.
"We see on an all too common basis that racism still exists in the United States of America", Kavanaugh said. The words "Committee Confidential" are stamped diagonally across each page.
Before going further, it's worth explaining that the document in question was already in the public sphere.
Pressured by Democrats with Trump on their minds during Wednesday's grueling session, the judge insisted that he fully embraced the importance of judicial independence. Over the first two days of Kavanaugh's confirmation proceedings, dozens of women supporting abortion rights have shouted their opposition to him in the hearing room, with security officials promptly ejecting them and charging them with disorderly conduct.
In a footnote to a 2009 law review article, Kavanaugh wrote that "a serious constitutional question exists regarding whether a President can be criminally indicted and tried while in office".
But he had battled through two five-set clashes to make the last four and had no answer to Thiem, who won 7-5 6-2 7-6 (7/2). Nadal holds a 7 to 3 advantage, though Thiem did beat Nadal earlier this year at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Madrid.
But Hamilton's team-mate Bottas, who had yet to stop, played his role in backing Raikkonen up, and allowing Hamilton to close . Hamilton now holds a 30-point lead over Vettel in the drivers' standings heading into the Singapore Grand Prix.
Two other Democratic House incumbents, William Keating and Joe Kennedy, fended off primary challenges on Tuesday. She was endorsed by fellow congressional upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who knocked off veteran Rep.
Storm Surge Watch is in effect for.* Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the Mouth of the Mississippi River. Tropical Storm Gordon formed in the Florida Keys on Labor Day morning on its path into the Gulf Of Mexico.
Mr Sidhu on Sunday said, "I will tell you why my hope about the improvement in relations of both the countries got strengthen". Under the deal, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions.
Critics claimed Kaepernick was disrespecting the flag, the anthem and the military. "National Football League must respect this!" Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit against the NFL that alleges that league owners colluded to deny him a chance to play in the NFL.
The committee has had access to more than 415,000 pages on Kavanaugh's background, the lawyer said in the letter. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is pictured on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 26, 2018.
Kozinski retired in December after several female former law clerks and colleagues accused him of sexual misconduct. Trump picked Kavanaugh , 53, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement in June.
Thursday's ruling reversed the court's own 2013 decision rescinding a Delhi high court that sought to decriminalize homosexuality. But same-sex couples have also been harassed for centuries in many Indian communities, whether Hindu, Muslim or Christian.
Current Chief of Staff John Kelly told colleagues Trump is " unhinged " and "an idiot ", according to Woodward. That being said, the famed journalist claims they are done being silent about such a serious topic.
Amazon tops US$1 trillion in stock market value
For added reference, the company's stock reached $1,000 in October of 2017, and broke $100 in October of 2009. The company has more than 487.7 million outstanding shares, according to its most recent financial filing.
Biggest impacts from Gordon locally in the Gulf, near the coast
The Mississippi cities of Gulfport, Biloxi and Long Beach ordered mandatory evacuations of their harbors and marinas, and the U.S. Police planned to monitor the only highway to the mainland. "You don't know what the intensity of the storm is going to be".
John Millman shuts the US Open door on Roger Federer
A universally popular player who has built a successful career, despite several serious injury setbacks, on never giving an inch. It marked Federer's earliest US Open exit since he fell in straight sets to Tommy Robredo in the fourth round in 2013.
The good, bad and confusing for surprising Rockets-Suns deal
Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss , left, is guarded by Kings forward Skal Labissiere on December 12, 2017, in Sacramento. The Suns will receive power forward Ryan Anderson and rookie guard De'Anthony Melton, the 46th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Aretha's lack of a will could make things rocky for heirs
Aretha Franklin's friend Ron Moten , a MI businessman, gave the four sons some guidance in his speech at Friday's funeral. Musicians, family, friends and fans have said a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin at her funeral in Detroit .