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>> Judge Brett Kavanaugh's stormy confirmation hearings are behind him.>> We have not been given an opportunity.>> But the fight over his Supreme Court nomination hasn't ended. The top democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Diane Feinstein on Thursday said she had referred a letter regarding Brett Kavanaugh to federal investigators, offering no other details.
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The announcement coming soon after the committee decided to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination next Thursday. This as abortion rights activists worry that Kavanaugh might help overturn Roe v Wade, are ratcheting up pressure on two undecided pro-choice Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America on Wednesday launched six-figure ad campaigns in Maine urging Collins to oppose Kavanaugh.
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Supreme Court reporter, Lawrence Hurley.>> Liberal groups are hoping that they can put pressure on those two senators to switch, but so far there aren't really any signs of that's gonna happen.>> Collins and Murkowski both praised Kavanaugh's performance in the hearings.>> Kavanaugh didn't say anything explicitly at his hearing one way or another about whether he would vote to overturn Roe v Wade but what he did say was that Roe v Wade is a precedence of the court that's been reaffirmed.
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>> But he avoided calling Roe v Wade settled law adding to fears he might support efforts to overturn it. Republicans want a Senate vote by the end of September, hoping Kavanaugh can be seated on the high court by the start of a new term on October 1st.