TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 5, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continued today, with the nominee promising independence and “judicial fortitude” if confirmed, Fox News reports. He received questions from senators about previous comments he had made about investigations involving a president. “No one’s about the law,” Kavanaugh said, adding that there’s no constitutional prohibition against pursuing prosecution against a president. He was also asked about a 2011 dissent he wrote in the D.C. vs. Heller case, in which he wrote that gun restrictions should be assessed by “text, history and tradition” rather than by dangers to the public or the government’s interest in regulation.