The Kavanaugh cover-up? Role in torture & domestic spying policy remains unknown as papers withheld

“I’m 18, and I’m here for the youth of the country. You’re ruining my future.”

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing enters its third day today. On Wednesday Capitol Police arrested 73 people protesting Kavanaugh’s nomination. The protests began almost immediately when Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley tried to start the hearing. Protesters included Women’s March organizers from 26 states. Among them was a teenager who stood on a chair and said, “I’m 18, and I’m here for the youth of the country. You’re ruining my future.” We speak to Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project, and Vince Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Guests

  • Vincent Warren executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. CCR joined more than 180 groups in a statement opposing Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, saying he is an ideological extremist who lacks the fair-mindedness necessary to serve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.
  • Hina Shamsi director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project. She recently wrote a piece titled, “On National Security, Kavanaugh Has a History of Extreme Deference to the President.”

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