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Sep 13, 2018 14 tweets 8 min read
Aaaand #Kavanaugh has returned answers for all these questions in a 263 page document. Put on some coffee and let's go through them. judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
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 (!) judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/upl…
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). judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/upl…
Those bills are in addition to this bill on limiting nationwide injunctions
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