Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely
WASHINGTON — After two marathon days questioning Brett Kavanaugh, senators concluded his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Friday by hearing from friends, foes and legal experts making their cases for and against the judge who is likely to push the high court further to the right. Abortion was a main focus throughout the weeklong hearing, and on Friday New York University law professor Melissa Murray told lawmakers that Kavanaugh would provide the "necessary fifth vote that would utterly eviscerate" the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. And John Dean, Richard Nixon's White House counsel who cooperated with prosecutors during the Watergate investigation, said the high court with Kavanaugh on it would be "the most presidential powers-friendly court in the modern era."
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