Bench Memos

Kavanaugh Hearing

The second hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the D.C. Circuit ended some minutes ago.  I watched the bulk of the hearing at my desk while trying to get some real work done.  Kavanaugh did an excellent job (as did Chairman Specter), and the committee Democrats were ineffectual at best.


Specter made clear at the end of the hearing that the committee vote to report Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Senate floor will take place on Thursday.  I would be very surprised if the Democrats actually try to filibuster Kavanaugh’s nomination, but perhaps Senator Kerry has planned another trip to Davos, Switzerland.

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