Supreme Court Nomination

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Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) expects increased scrutiny will extend confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into the weekend.

 

While Portman and other Republicans support the nominee, some lawmakers say they have not had enough time to review the more than 40,000 documents released Monday. The documents detail Kavanaugh’s time working for the George W. Bush administration.

 

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Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown said that after meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week, he still has deep concerns.

Brown said Kavanaugh’s decisions as a lower court judge showed a pattern of ruling in favor of corporations and against labor and consumer interests. Nothing in his meeting with the nominee allayed his concern.

Brown also said he found it disingenuous that Kavanaugh shifted his position on presidential power since being an advisor to the Republican effort to impeach President Bill Clinton.