Priests for Life - Educational Resources
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Columns
Fr. Frank Pavone
Fr. Denis G. Wilde, OSA
Fr. Walter Quinn, OSA

Newsletters

Brochures

Articles
Contraception
Death Penalty
Euthanasia

Books

Church Documents

Inspiring Stories

Audio

Video
OTHER SECTIONS
America Will Not Reject Abortion Until America
Sees Abortion


Prayer Campaign

Take Action

Social Networking

Rachel's Vineyard,
A Ministry of Priests For Life


Silent No More Awareness Campaign, A Project
of Priests For Life

Clergy Resources
SIGN UP FOR EMAIL


 

Grassley: Kavanaugh Hearings to Begin September 4

Committee on the Judiciary


August 10, 2018
   
 

Priests for Life is delighted to learn of the date for the hearings to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh. God bless President Trump and the Senate leadership for the tremendous progress so far in this process. We call on our fellow citizens to encourage their Senators to vote yes on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and to thank Senators Grassley and McConnell for their leadership on this matter. We also urge believers to join in the prayer campaign for this intention. See action alerts and prayer campaign at www.SupremeCourtVictory.com.

Press release from the Committee on the Judiciary

Chairman Chuck Grassley

www.Judiciary.Senate.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, August 10, 2018

Grassley: Kavanaugh Hearings to Begin September 4

Committee reviewing unprecedented volume of Exec Branch records

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today announced that the hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States will begin on September 4. Today’s announcement follows the largest cumulative production of Executive Branch material ever received in the course of evaluating a Supreme Court nominee.

Grassley expects the hearing to last 3 to 4 days. Opening statements by Judiciary Committee members and the nominee will occur on Tuesday, September 4. The questioning of Judge Kavanaugh will begin on Wednesday, September 5. Testimony by those who know Judge Kavanaugh the best, outside legal experts, and the American Bar Association is expected to follow.

“As I said after his nomination, Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected jurists in the country and one of the most qualified nominees ever to be considered by the Senate for a seat on our highest court. My team has already reviewed every page of the over 4,800 pages of judicial opinions Judge Kavanaugh wrote, over 6,400 pages of opinions he joined, more than 125,000 pages of records produced from his White House legal service, and over 17,000 pages in response to the most comprehensive questionnaire ever submitted to a nominee. He’s a mainstream judge. He has a record of judicial independence and applying the law as it is written. He’s met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say. At this current pace, we have plenty of time to review the rest of emails and other records that we will receive from President Bush and the National Archives. It’s time for the American people to hear directly from Judge Kavanaugh at his public hearing,” Grassley said.

This announcement comes after the committee has received the largest number of Executive Branch records ever for the consideration of a Supreme Court nominee. As of today, the committee has received more than 184,000 pages of records from Judge Kavanaugh’s work as a White House lawyer and his work for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. The committee also expects to receive hundreds of thousands of additional pages of Executive Branch documents. These records will be reviewed in addition to the 307 cases in which Judge Kavanaugh wrote an opinion as an appeals court judge, the hundreds more opinions he joined, and the more than 17,500 pages of material he provided in response to the committee’s bipartisan questionnaire.

A September 4 start date for the hearing is 57 days after the announcement of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. This extends the timeline that was set for the committee’s consideration of Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Neil Gorsuch. Hearings for these nominees occurred 48-49 days after the president announced their nominations.

Members of the media seeking to cover the hearing should contact their respective Senate Press Galleries. Information on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination can be found here.

   
 
Help us spread the word. Share this with your social network.
   
  Back


Priests for Life
PO Box 236695 • Cocoa, FL 32923
Tel. 321-500-1000, Toll Free 888-735-3448 •
mail@priestsforlife.org