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Afternoon round-up: First day of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first day of its hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Today’s proceedings included opening statements from senators and from Kavanaugh, who was introduced by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and attorney Lisa Blatt. Early coverage comes from Seung Min Kim, Ann Marimow and John Wagner of The Washington Post, Jordain Carney of The Hill, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Adam Liptak and Charlie Savage of The New York Times, Scott Horsley of NPR, Jackie Kucinich and Andrew Desiderio of The Daily Beast, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, and Greg Stohr and Laura Litvan of Bloomberg.

Early commentary comes from Alexander Nazaryan for Yahoo News, Melanie Schmitz for ThinkProgress, Philip Wegmann for the Washington Examiner, Mark Joseph Stern for Slate, Carrie Severino for RealClear Politics, and John Nichols for The Nation.

Recommended Citation: Jon Levitan, Afternoon round-up: First day of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 4, 2018, 5:46 PM),