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Aaaand #Kavanaugh has returned answers for all these questions in a 263 page document. Put on some coffee and let's go through them.…
Kavanaugh answers a question from @SenFeinstein about his use of the term "abortion-inducing drugs," which was tweeted about by Hillary Clinton and others. Only recounting plaintiff's assertions, he says.
Kavanaugh says his description of Roe v. Wade in a 2003 email was comments on the view of legal scholars, and "did not describe my own views."
#Kavanaugh on @fred_guttenberg, the father of a #Parkland, Fla., high school shooting who approached him during confirmation hearing: "If I had known who he was... I would have listened to him."
Asked about whether a president can pressure agencies for political purposes, Kavanaugh says he will never bow to any pressure from "any president, any Senator, or any other political actor."
#Kavanaugh doesn't answer @SenFeinstein question about whether Roe v. Wade was discussed at his mock hearings to prepare
#Kavanaugh does not answer whether he believes human activities contribute to or cause climate change
Asked once again about Trump's comments on the judiciary, #kavanaugh declines to take the bait and "be drawn into political controversy."
In response to @SenWhitehouse question about gambling, #Kavanaugh said he has not had gambling debts or participated in "fantasy" leagues.
Kavanaugh: "I am a huge sports fan." Here's his description of his baseball ticket purchasing history for those interested.
When a #Kavanaugh question turns sweet
#Kavanaugh a no on Nazis

(with a CQ product placement in the middle)
#Kavanaugh on Second Amendment and gun rights is a non-answer that typifies a lot of the #SCOTUS nominee's responses as "improper to comment"
#Kavanaugh disputes that he is pro-business

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Sep 11, 2018
House Judiciary has *quite* a federal courts bill on the agenda for Thursday: 52 new district judges, SCOTUS real time audio w/in 2 years; video streaming of all appeals court proceedings w/in 2 years, SCOTUS justices must explain recusals on website (!)…
And there's another bill to add five more appeals court judges to the 9th Circuit and break it into four divisions (Northern, Middle, Southern and Circuit).…
Those bills are in addition to this bill on limiting nationwide injunctions
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