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The Kavanaugh hearing

Updated 4:42 PM EDT, Fri September 7, 2018
Kavanaugh grilled about presidential power

What we covered here

  • The Kavanaugh hearing: Senators questioned Judge Brett Kavanaugh and heard witness testimonies during the four-day confirmation hearing.
  • What’s next: Senators will submit questions for Kavanaugh before voting the week of Sept. 17, according to GOP lawmakers and aides. A final vote will take place the last week of September.
  • Why this matters: If confirmed – and it’s looking like he will be – President Trump’s Supreme Court pick would replace a frequent swing vote on the bench, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often sided with his liberal colleagues on issues such as abortion, affirmative action and LGBT rights. It’s a lifetime appointment.

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