She and the other Democrats on this list all turned down invites from the White House to attend Kavanaugh's announcement, which was widely viewed as a symbolic effort to keep their independence in this process.
Muslim American civil rights groups also expressed concern that Kavanaugh's nomination will embolden the Trump administration to carry on with its hostility toward Muslims and immigrants.
"She has tended to vote for the nominees, and I think it's pretty likely she'll do that again", said professor Amy Fried, chair of the University of Maine's Department of Political Science. The court's oldest remaining justices, two liberals and a conservative who are 85, 79 and 70, haven't suggested they're going anywhere and appear in fine health. He described how his mother was a trailblazer who went to law school and later became a trial judge.
Kavanaugh even name dropped Justice Elena Kagan in his remarks.
The Workmen's Circle, a progressive Jewish organization with roots in the labor movement, said Kavanaugh's nomination represents the latest salvo in a "war against the working people of this country". His legal opinions are unusually accessible.
Robert Mueller reportedly is among those who believes a president can not be indicted when in office. It is likely to be one of the more important decisions of his presidency.
Later, he worked on Bill Clinton's impeachment over a sexual relationship with a White House intern. Since taking the bench, Kavanaugh has authored 286 different opinions. He was more empathetic to how a prosecution could interfere with presidential duties.
"I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully", Kavanaugh said during the hearing.
Still, Democrats are pointing to that case as a red flag as Congress considers elevating Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. But there is only one case in Kavanaugh's record that is related to reproductive rights.
Obviously, dramatic news about Kavanaugh's record or values that proves disqualifying would change the nature of the confirmation process.
Did not Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once question Roe V. Wade?
Not a low-energy Bush staffer.
Durbin also sits on the judiciary committee.
What were the Democrats thinking?
"You can challenge Judge Kavanaugh on his legal reasoning". But he also talked a good game when Kavanaugh was up for confirmation for his current judicial seat, and Kavanaugh was confirmed. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) established a precedent by preventing a vote on President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016.
Sasse says something is clearly broken in our republic when there is already this much protest over a Supreme Court nomination.
Did Schumer and Pelosi really think Trump was going to nominate a moderate?
But Carrie Severino, chief counsel for Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative advocacy group, drew a different Nixon parallel, noting that of four justices appointed by Nixon, three - Warren E. Burger, Harry A. Blackmun and Lewis F. Powell Jr. - sat on USA v. Nixon, the case in which the Supreme Court ordered Nixon to comply with a subpoena - and joined the unanimous decision against the president.