Brett Kavanaugh has Democrats in 'nuclear option' regret

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The judge was deeply skeptical of Congress' ability to impose restrictions, calling limits on outside groups "blatantly unconstitutional" - a position the Supreme Court eventually took as well when it struck down the restrictions.

On Fox News Sunday, the South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham said he thought Kavanaugh would be confirmed with the support of some Democrats.

In remarks on "Fox News Sunday" about high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's position of the ruling that legalizes abortion, the South Carolina Republican said he "wouldn't vote for anybody that says that every decision [of] the Supreme Court can not be revisited... through a process... of overturning long precedent".

Klobuchar complained about decisions that have blocked access to or shielded use of documents concerning the several years Kavanaugh spent as a White House aide in President George W. Bush's administration.

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Trump nominated Kavanaugh in June to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States until he retired this year.

Many liberal politicians have concerns over what the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would mean for progressive regarding women's rights. The documents in question were part of the judge's time serving the Bush White House and the GOP says the documents are protected under presidential privilege.

Democrats want to know whether Kavanaugh, as a former staff secretary to Bush, authored or edited any documents concerning that administration's torture and warrantless wiretapping programs.

President Barack Obama did not claim privilege on any of the documents involving now-Justice Elena Kagan, the last Supreme Court nominee to have served in a White House, according to Christopher Kang, who was a deputy counsel under Obama.

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"You have a nominee who has one of the most expansive views of presidential power that we've seen in history", she said. "The issue now is what are Democrats going to do about it?"

"Democrats have more than enough information to understand that this is a highly qualified jurist that should be the next Supreme Court justice", Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week".

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called the move, announced over the holiday weekend before the confirmation hearing is set to begin, a "Friday night document massacre".

Presidential documents would typically be reviewed by the National Archives.

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Burck noted that so far, the Archives has agreed with the "vast majority" of how Burck's team has categorized Kavanaugh's documents.

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