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Supreme Court nominee once questioned ruling against Nixon

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's years-old remarks questioning the landmark ruling that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes opened a new front in the battle over his confirmation, ensuring his views on executive power will square prominently in Senate hearings.

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Democrats fault Kavanaugh comment on independent counsel law

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination are seizing on remarks he made in 2016 saying he would like to put the "final nail" in a Supreme Court precedent upholding an independent counsel law as constitutional. Republicans are pushing back, saying Kavanaugh's comment is being distorted.

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How does high-court pick Kavanaugh stand on gun rights?

FILE -In this April 26, 2004, file photo,  Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is on President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court Justice candidates to fill the spot vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)

Welcome to Monday, the 67th anniversary of the publication of “The Catcher in the Rye.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — Could Maryland’s assault-weapons ban survive the Supreme Court nominee? — A Clintonite opines on ...

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