Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Sci-tech | By Lila Blake

Piper Perabo Got Arrested Today for Protesting Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Piper Perabo Got Arrested Today for Protesting Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

"My judicial philosophy is straightforward: a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law", he said.

There is a long history of heated fights over US Supreme Court nominations. A judge must interpret statutes as written. ". A good judge must be an umpire - a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy".

Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and the panel chairman, ruled him out of order.

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley returned to Whitehouse's remarks after the lunch break, and said that the press should not tolerate the "double standard" of the senator's attacks on the Supreme Court, given the scrutiny President Trump's criticisms of the judiciary are given.

GOP senators vowed to resist those efforts and keep on track for vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 20, with a floor vote the final week of the month.

"Just walked up to Judge Kavanaugh as morning session ended", Guttenberg wrote on Twitter.

"We can not possibly move forward", Harris, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, said.


Kavanaugh could be in the hot seat for up to 12 hours, with Democrats showing on the hearing's first day that they were prepared to probe his suitability for the lifetime appointment on multiple fronts. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker asked Grassley.

In the public gallery, protestors started shouting before they were removed by Capitol Hill police officers, adding to an atmosphere of chaos and recrimination around the hearing. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowsi, one of the swing votes that could stop the nomination, dismissed the Tuesday's protests as "a lot of drama", according to the outlet. There were no signs of Republican defections.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing continues Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) ― have both voted to confirm all of President Donald Trump's other anti-abortion judges.

Hatch grew visibly irritated as protesters interrupted him.

Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jamie Guttenberg who was killed in a shooting in Parkland, Fla., left, attempts to shake hands with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right.

The paper trail from those jobs proved to be too voluminous for the Senate to pile through in the eight weeks since Kavanaugh's nomination.

The tension was only exacerbated after the National Archives said it would be unable to release all of the documents that the Senate had requested from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel before October. But Republicans countered that lawmakers can easily assess Kavanaugh's record from the hundreds of opinions he's written during a dozen years as a D.C. federal appeals court judge, including more than a dozen opinions where his reasoning was adopted by the Supreme Court.


Kavanaugh sat silently and impassively for most of the day, occasionally sipping water and taking notes on senators' points.

During a break in proceedings, the father of one of the school children who died in the Parkland, Florida, shooting approached Kavanaugh to shake his hand, but the nominee declined to do so. Video of the encounter was shared widely on social media.

"The president that nominated you has said, 'I will nominate someone who is anti-choice and pro-gun.'" Feinstein said. But the Democrat frustrations that boiled over on Tuesday had been simmering for more than two years.

Kavanaugh is Trump's nominee to join the Supreme Court.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) defended the right of the protesters to speak out.

However, since then Kavanaugh has said US lawmakers might pass a law protecting presidents from investigations while they were in office.

I'd say Cruz could go even farther.


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