But his favorite case, Brown V. Board, the highlight, the number one case, the most important moment in Supreme Court history, is the reversal of a precedence on precedence, Plessy, which was itself wrongly decided 58 years after it was wrongly decided. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R-N.Y.) and Minority Whip Dick Durbin (R-Ill.) as well as Sens.
But Democrats refused the request on Wednesday as they upped their opposition to Kavanaugh, forcing Republicans to adjourn early.
"So I am, right now, before your process is finished, I am going to release the email about racial profiling", he said. He says, "the signs and signals are plain". Kavanaugh said that he was not discussing his views, but rather "what legal scholars might say".
Blumenthal did not single out Collins and Murkowski by name, but mentioned pro-choice Republicans who are uncommitted on Kavanaugh.
A dispute over documents relating to abortion, race and other issues dating to the prior White House service of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, spilled over into the nominee's contentious Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, as previously withheld papers were made public. Kavanaugh explained to senators on Thursday that he was sharing legal experts' opinions, not his own.
"I have no agenda in any direction", he said.
"If confirmed to the Supreme Court I will keep an open mind in every case". We know it; the senators know it; the judicial nominees know it. "I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law", Kavanaugh is featured saying. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) faced no discipline four years ago after she released the Senate Intelligence Committee's top secret report on the torture of terrorism detainees in the aftermath of 9/11. "By 'it, ' I mean Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, been affirmed many times. It has been reaffirmed many times", he told the panel.
The questions related to the ongoing investigation being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to help him win and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the probe.
Cornyn and Cruz, however, took aim at Democrats and lobbed basic questions to Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh eventually said he couldn't think of any such conversations but would need to see a list of lawyers who work at the firm.
When Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, asked what constraints exist on executive power, the judge cited existing laws but also norms. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Kavanaugh said, "I don't recall any inappropriate conversations about the investigation". Senators are now questioning Kavanaugh for the second day.
Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, the group's chairman, says Kavanaugh would weaken protections under the Voting Rights Act.
The Republican chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), warned that the release could get Booker expelled from the Senate. I knowingly violated the rules that were put forth and I'm told that the committee confidential rules have knowing consequences.
Publishing this email would be a breach of Senate rules that could result in Booker's expulsion from the Senate.
"Bring it", said Sen. Hours later, Bill Burck, George W. Bush's representative who led the review of Kavanaugh's documents, released a statement saying his office had cleared Booker's release of the email the previous evening. Democrats have voiced concerns about Kavanaugh and whether he would help overturn Roe, since his confirmation would tilt the Supreme Court conservative.
Kavanaugh was referring to justices at that time - meaning in 2003.
The most likely outcome of this week's hearings is a vote along party lines to send Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate. The document was partially redacted.
Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his confirmation hearing.
Other Democrats on the committee, though, stood behind Mr. Booker.