WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2018 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced today that the hearing for SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh will begin on September 4 and is expected to last for three or four days.
Opening statements by Judiciary Committee members and the nominee will occur on Tuesday, September 4. The questioning of Judge Kavanaugh will begin on Wednesday, September 5. Testimony by those who know Judge Kavanaugh the best, outside legal experts, and the American Bar Association is expected to follow.
This announcement comes after the committee has received the largest number of Executive Branch records ever for the consideration of a Supreme Court nominee. As of today, the committee has received more than 184,000 pages of records from Judge Kavanaugh's work as a White House lawyer and his work for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. The committee also expects to receive hundreds of thousands of additional pages of Executive Branch documents. These records will be reviewed in addition to the 307 cases in which Judge Kavanaugh wrote an opinion as an appeals court judge, the hundreds more opinions he joined, and the more than 17,500 pages of material he provided in response to the committee's bipartisan questionnaire.
"I am looking forward to the hearings and the final confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," said Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver (photo). "We need more people on the bench who share his judicial philosophy that judges should interpret, not make the law."
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