The Republican, Senator Lisa Murkowski, said she was troubled by Christine Blasey Ford’s story. Senate Republicans hired a sex-crimes prosecutor from Arizona, Rachel Mitchell, to question Dr. Blasey.
Tag: Supreme Court
👓 ‘100 Kegs or Bust’: Kavanaugh friend, Mark Judge, has spent years writing about high school debauchery | Washington Post
GOP pushes for swift hearing as Kavanaugh accuser discusses terms for testimony As Christine Blasey Ford tells it, only one person can offer eyewitness confirmation of her account of a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh: Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s friend and classmate at Georgetown Prep. Ford says Judge watched Kavanaugh attack her at a high school party in the early 1980s and then literally piled on, leaping on top of her and Kavanaugh. Judge says he does not remember the party and never saw his buddy behave like that. Ford’s legal team has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to compel Judge to testify.
📺 An intensifying battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh | Washington Week
Controversy rises over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Panelists discuss what to expect from a potential hearing later next week, and what’s at stake for both parties as they approach the November midterm elections. Plus, a new twist in the president’s attacks on the Department of Justice.
👓 Newly Released Emails Show Brett Kavanaugh May Have Perjured Himself at Least Four Times | The Daily Beast
Formerly confidential emails have been released that show the Supreme Court nominee contradicting statements he made under oath to the Senate.
👓 So No One’s Going to Ask Brett Kavanaugh How He Got Into Massive Debt by Allegedly Buying Baseball Tickets? | Slate
One big personal issue has been absent from the potential Supreme Court justice's confirmation hearing.
👓 I Wrote Some of the Memos That Brett Kavanaugh Lied to the Senate About. He Should Be Impeached, Not Elevated. | Slate
Brett Kavanaugh procured his own confirmation to the federal bench by committing perjury.
📺 Booker: ‘I’m knowingly violating the rules’ and releasing documents | Washington Post
On the third day of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing Sept. 6, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said he would break Senate rules and release confidential committee documents.
🎞️ RBG (2018)
Directed by Julie Cohen, Betsy West. With Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg. A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
🎧 ‘The Daily’: Trump’s Travel Ban Goes to the Supreme Court | New York Times
After being blocked for months by lower courts, President Trump’s executive orders that restricted travel from several predominantly Muslim nations have finally reached the Supreme Court. The justices seem focused on one question: Should the president’s authority have anything to do with his personal beliefs?
On today’s episode:
• Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times.
• The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared poised to defer to the president’s national security judgments and discount his campaign promises to impose a “Muslim ban.”
• Read annotated excerpts from the arguments before the Supreme Court on the travel ban.
A judge blocks Donald Trump’s revised travel ban | The Economist
If Mr Trump’s executive order reaches the Supreme Court, it may find a friendlier reception
Gorsuch and the Senate — and the ghost of Garland | Medium
In normal times, with a normal (right wing) president, Neil Gorsuch would be a fine nominee for the Supreme Court. One can disagree with…