Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

Articles by Nichole

Three of Brett Kavanaugh’s most fervent Republican supporters on the Senate Judiciary Committee — Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) — have suggested that they may question Christine Blasey Ford during the hearing on Thursday, according to Politico, despite Republicans’ appointment of a female prosecutor to do the questioning for them.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has filed a lawsuit alleging the refusal to release all the documents related to Brett Kavanaugh’s record is a violation of the Constitution.

In the suit, Merkley asks the courts to intervene and halt Kavanaugh’s confirmation process until all the of documents — like those related to his time working for the George W. Bush administration that the White House has refused to release — are made public.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday released the opening remarks that Brett Kavanaugh intends to make during the hearing on Thursday. In the prepared statement, he plans to call the allegations of sexual misconduct levied against him in recent days “grotesque and obvious character assassination.”

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