The court doesn't have a choice but to take certain cases, such as challenges to congressional maps as partisan gerrymanders that are directly appealed to the high court, Kannon Shanmugam, who heads up the Supreme Court practice at Williams & Connolly, said during the Georgetown panel.
Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say that before she testifies on Capitol Hill next week she wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Hirono on Tuesday addressed the accusation of attempted sexual assault that Christine Blasey Ford has made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, In her statement, the senator called upon American men to "just shut up and step up".
The letter on Tuesday said that Ford "wants to cooperate with the Committee and with law enforcement". Later that month, she wrote a letter about it to her senator, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, again asking to remain anonymous.
"Nothing the Federal Bureau of Investigation or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay", Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said in a statement.
Feinstein later clarified to reporters that she finds Ford credible, based on what she knowns so far.
Democrats decried Republicans' plans to push ahead with the hearing without seeking a full FBI investigation.
"I think that people don't quite understand the impact that a sexual assault like that can have long term on a victim's life", Bruno said.
Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) tweeted Tuesday. Republicans have charged Democrats with attempting to stymie the confirmation until after the November midterm elections, and with weaponizing Ford's allegation to achieve that political end.
Meanwhile, Republicans are suggesting that Ford, whose allegations have upended Kavanaugh's nomination - the committee's vote was already pushed from Thursday to likely next week - will have one chance to testify, and one chance only. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, two moderates who have yet to announce their positions on Kavanaugh and aren't on the Judiciary Committee. This is not a man that deserves this, ' Trump told journalists.
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"Hopefully the woman will come forward, state her case". "If they don't have a moral code of their own to determine right from wrong, then that's a problem". In early July, Ford told her story to The Post, but refused to speak on the record. Democrats will use Monday's hearing as a political spectacle to coax Mr. Kavanaugh into looking defensive or angry, and to portray Republicans as anti-women.
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Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which sit some of the same members today. And since the hearing was scheduled, Republicans and Trump have increasingly rallied around Kavanaugh, insisting they will move forward with the confirmation process next week despite calls to delay the hearing. "A proper investigation must be completed, witnesses interviewed, evidence reviewed and all sides spoken to".
There is the therapist to whom Ford says she revealed the alleged incident several years ago.
According to Ms Blasey Ford's lawyer, she will not appear in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.
Ms Ford has said she is willing to testify before senators but on Wednesday night it emerged she wanted the FBI to investigate her allegations before she appears in Congress. Ford was 15 at the time of the alleged incident. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley released a letter speaking highly of Kavanaugh's character, signed by 65 women who knew him as a high school student. "More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes".
Judge is the author of a 1997 memoir titled "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk", which recounts his experiences as a teenage alcoholic.
Ford's husband Russell said that he recalled her mention of Kavanaugh by name.
"It's impossible to take this process seriously", Feinstein said. I commend her courage. She said President George H.W. Bush had asked the FBI to investigate Anita Hill's allegations against Thomas. She faced intense and probing questioning about her encounters with Thomas, who went on to be confirmed.