Senator Thom Tillis tweeted on Friday that Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing has been set for September 4th…
@senjudiciary announced Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings will begin on Sept 4. Judge Kavanaugh has an impressive background and impeccable qualifications, and I look forward to participating in the most extensive vetting process for any SCOTUS nominee in recent memory.”
On Sunday, an additional 88,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh’s time as a lawyer for Bush 41 were released. They were highly controversial if you consider memo spacing standards controversial…
Kavanaugh is asked whether memos should be single- or double-spaced. There are invitations to Heritage Foundation events that hundreds of White House officials also received. There’s correspondence related to keeping the airline industry afloat and White House talking points. https://wapo.st/2MIXcEv
Some of the documents did show Kavanaugh dealing with big issues after the September 11th attacks. However, there is nothing there you wouldn’t expect someone in his position to be dealing with. While everyone is focusing on the low hanging fruit of abortion or special counsels. WaPo says the big issue liberals should be worried about is Kavanaugh’s opinion on the administrative…
“This is the end of the regulatory state as we know it,” said Rena Steinzor, a University of Maryland law professor who specializes in administrative law. “If he goes up there, they will never find a regulation they find acceptable. And they’re going to be making the policy.”
Kavanaugh’s confirmation, for instance, could call into question the Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA; in 2007, the court said greenhouse gases blamed for global warming could be regulated under the Clean Air Act. The justice he would replace, Anthony M. Kennedy, joined the court’s liberals to form the slim majority. https://wapo.st/2w4iXrl
It doesn’t really matter what issue the Democrats focus on. They aren’t getting enough votes to stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Sorry Democrats, elections have consequences.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Democrats only have themselves to blame for not being able to stop Kavanaugh. And by “themselves” I, of course, mean Harry Reid.
Extra Credit: Ramesh Ponnuru has a great piece at The National Review that theorizes on the legal debates that Justice Kavanaugh might influence…http://bit.ly/2MGfzdx