Democrats wrote to the National Archives requesting a broad set of the documents, using a letter with almost the same language that was sent by both parties in 2010 seeking documentation about Obama's nominee Elena Kagan. "In the end, the committee will have reviewed significantly more records than ever before for a Supreme Court nominee". Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have been negotiating for weeks about what documents would be requested but ultimately did not reach a consensus. But Democrats have criticized that process and the lawyer leading it - former Bush lawyer Bill Burck - as political.
National Archives General Counsel Gary Stern said in a letter to Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold confirmation hearings, that although some records could be produced earlier, a complete review would be completed "by the end of October". But they don't contain the broader cache of files being sought by Democrats from Kavanaugh's time as Bush's staff secretary. This could potentially thwart Republican hopes for quick confirmation before the November election.
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Democrats have branded the 53-year-old nominee, who would replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy, as a deeply conservative jurist who would shift the court rightward, jeopardising critical rulings on the constitutionality of abortion rights and the legality of Barack Obama's health care reforms. Additional coverage comes from Igor Bobic at Huffpost and from Li Zhou at Vox, who reports that "Grassley's recent request centered predominantly on Kavanaugh's time as counsel during the Bush White House and did not even include the trove of documents Democrats have been pressing for from his time as staff secretary". Republicans could hold confirmation hearings before receiving all the documents, but a final vote on Kavanaugh may have to wait. He further complained about what he called "dumbass" partisanship over Kavanaugh's nomination.
"Indeed, the Bush Library will produce to us over 125,000 pages today".
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Manchin said afterward it was a "productive" meeting but added he would like to meet with Kavanaugh again after his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee and ahead of the full Senate debate on the nominee, the Hill reported. According to Stern's letter, it simply would not be realistic for the Archives to compile and submit all of the necessary documentation in such an abbreviated period of time. "I think they will have a good sense of what is out there on Kavanaugh". John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, to prohibit harsh interrogation tactics.
Grassley had requested the documents to begin rolling production by August 1, to be completed by August 15.
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He knows how hard I've been working to get here, so I think he felt the same proudness that I felt". Going into Sunday's final round, the Open Championship leaderboard was dominated by Americans.