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Kavanaugh papers offer new clues into his views on executive power

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s views on race, executive privilege and whether the Supreme Court ruled correctly in requiring President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes are all contained in a trove of material given to the Senate on Saturday.

In a questionnaire released by the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy even discloses that he gave up voting when he joined the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit more than a decade ago.

Senators and their staffers now begin sifting through the 120-page questionnaire and thousands of pages of supporting documents.

One interview sure to draw attention is Kavanaugh’s questioning in 1999 of whether the Supreme Court’s unanimous 1974 decision that led to Nixon’s resignation was correctly decided.

Read the full article at The Washington Post.