Recent tweets on the Kavanaugh nomination.
Simply INDEFENSIBLE: Senate Republicans demanded to see ALL of Justice Kagan’s record before her hearing. And as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee I made it happen. But now they’re moving forward with LESS THAN 1% of Kavanaugh’s record made public. #WhatAreTheyHiding https://t.co/WOrnGpfmNK
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) August 12, 2018
As one who genuinely likes #BrettKavanaugh personally and as a Harvard colleague, I deeply regret the GOP strategy of covering up so much of his record. Transparency wouldn’t be likely to derail his confirmation, but opacity could haunt his tenure as a justice if he’s confirmed. https://t.co/rsifM9chxr
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 14, 2018
The NRA spent millions to help elect Donald Trump. By appointing Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, he's finally paying them back. https://t.co/luIPECHeQw
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 10, 2018
Self-described liberal feminist lawyer Lisa Blatt has argued more cases before the Supreme Court than any other woman.
And she’s making the case for Brett Kavanaugh. https://t.co/ZKoa1cpRtd
— POLITICO (@politico) August 3, 2018
This is a big deal.
If Judge Kavanaugh thinks Nixon is wrongly decided (on justiciability), he’s effectively arguing that a quasi-independent prosecutor in the executive branch can’t sue to enforce a subpoena against a sitting President.
That would surely cover Mueller, too… https://t.co/kIWg27ZTo6
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) July 21, 2018
Judge Kavanaugh called it "one of the most important sentences in First Amendment history." This is the key to understanding where he stands on political spending. https://t.co/yvis1VSm4p
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 23, 2018
Every expert I've spoken with about Mueller subpoenaing Trump points to SCOTUS' U.S. v. Nixon decision as precedent supporting the idea that the president can be subpoenaed.
Kavanaugh has expressed disagreement with that decision.https://t.co/f96poXlEza
— Philip Bump (@pbump) July 22, 2018
It’s not a huge sample size, but in the last few decades at least, Supreme Court nominees as unpopular as Kavanaugh have never been successfully confirmed. https://t.co/DxLRVi6OZv pic.twitter.com/U1CE3s5zL0
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) July 18, 2018
Is anyone at this point going to still pretend we don't know how Kavanaugh would come down if Trump spurns a subpoena?https://t.co/Cz2zydIRMw
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) July 21, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh will probably be confirmed regardless of what Senate Democrats do. But that doesn't mean his confirmation hearing should go to waste. Here's how they can make the most of it: https://t.co/7ta4BTOt5X pic.twitter.com/wNlBZcoo3K
— The New Republic (@newrepublic) August 15, 2018