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Should 2018 Dianne Feinstein Observe 2006 Dianne Feinstein’s Standards for Kavanaugh?

In Kavanaugh's 2006 hearing to join the D.C. Circuit, she asked for his executive records because she didn't have a record for him "as a judge." Now that he has a judicial record, isn't that enough?

By NTK Staff | 07.27.2018 @4:30pm
Should 2018 Dianne Feinstein Observe 2006 Dianne Feinstein’s Standards for Kavanaugh?

In 2006, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had a telling exchange with Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing to join the D.C. Circuit. The exchange indicates she should be fine with examining his extensive judicial record for the Supreme Court confirmation effort, instead of demanding every email in which Kavanaugh was ever included.

From the May 9 hearing:

Without a record either as a trial lawyer or as a judge, it’s very difficult for some of us to know what kind of a judge you would be and whether you can move away from the partisanship and into that arena of objectivity and fairness.

Since that hearing, Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, and has served more than a decade there.

Feinstein’s 2006 standards should mean she’d accept Kavanaugh’s now-extensive judicial record as enough documentation of what kind of a justice he would be on the Supreme Court.

Of course, in this partisan day and age, that’s not enough for Feinstein, who faces as tough reelection campaign against a far-left challenger in California.

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