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the hearing to confirm judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has been long and at times quite contentious series of legal questions from our readers and I’m going to try to answer some of them theme has been the issue of Roe v Wade The Landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to abortion senators are interested of course in how might vote should the question of overturning Bobby Wade reach the Supreme Court Joyce Wagner is allowed to ask about how Kevin owes Devotion to the Catholic faith may affect his judgment in Roe v Wade in particular about faith and judge Kavanagh was asked I am religious and I am a Catholic and I grew up attending Catholic schools but it’s a very different thing to connect up those questions of Faith to how a judge might rule then a number of you about documents that will release date of the hearing Democratic senators complained that they’ve been denied access to various kinds of documents where did some of the documents it only been provided to them on a so-called committee confidential basis making it impossible they said for them to ask sensible questions of the nominee Patricia Dumas asks what’s the reason documents were only given to the Senate the night before the start of the hearing why not all the documents is that legal or at the discretion of the administration there’s a lot of mystery in frustration about which documents are where the laws governing these documents are quite complicated and whether it’s legal or not is maybe not exactly the right question the set of controls its own prophecies and the majority in the Senate currently Republican for the most part gets to make the rules one person has his Congress ever demanded so much of a nominees past writings and opinions it’s not at all unusual for the Senate to ask nominees to the Supreme Court for all of the information center nominees turnover just about everything what’s unusual about Judge Cavanaugh is that in his life he has generated millions and millions of documents it’s unusual that he’s not turning over every single document that a nominee typically does but there are attenuating circumstances
We have received lots of questions from our readers about abortion, classified documents and other issues raised during the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The Times’s Supreme Court reporter, Adam Liptak, provides some answers.

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