Retired Supreme Court Justice: Kavanaugh does not belong on high court

John Paul Stevens Opposes Kavanaugh: Thursday Hearing 'Changed My Mind'

The comments came on the eve of the Senate's expected final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has made a number of blatantly partisan statements during his contentious confirmation process.

U.S. Capitol Police stand guard at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol after demonstrators pushed through barricades and occupied the center steps while protesting against the pending confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh October 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to The Palm Beach Post, Stevens noted that before the testimony in question, he thought Kavanaugh "had the qualifications" to be a justice until seeing his testimony last Thursday. In his book, "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution", Stevens said, he included a description of an opinion Kavanaugh wrote in a section where the retired Supreme Court justice argues for reversing the court's Citizens United ruling.

But Stevens, who was an associate justice on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010 and gradually shifted to become a reliably liberal justice, suggested Thursday that Kavanaugh went too far in defending himself.

Stephens was appointed to the high court by President Gerald Ford and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate.

Kavanaugh said in the op-ed that his testimony "reflected my overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused, without corroboration, of disgusting conduct completely contrary to my record and character".

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And the newspaper says Stevens says he thinks "there's merit to that criticism and I think the senators should really pay attention that". "In other words, people thinking of the court as not politically divided in the same way, as not an extension of politics, but instead somehow above the fray", she also said. Last March, Stevens penned an op-ed for the New York Times in which he called for the repeal of the Second Amendment, describing the concern that an unarmed populace is vulnerable to tyranny as "a relic of the 18th century".

The Senate voted 51 to 49 on Friday morning to invoke cloture, which gives the Senate a maximum of 30 hours to debate.

"I agree with Justice Stevens", Leahy tweeted.

In an emotionally charged hearing September 27, Ford testified that a drunken Kavanaugh had forced himself on her at a gathering when they were teenagers in the early 1980s.

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