GUEST: Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She recently wrote the piece "Kavanaugh Scorns International Law and Loves Executive Power" for Truthout.
BACKGROUND: The confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got off to a fiery start on Tuesday morning as the Senate Judiciary Committee gathered in front of press and the public. During the opening minutes of the hearing committee chairman Chuck Grassley, who forced the hearings to start at an unprecedented speed, was interrupted by Democratic Senators Kamala Harris and Richard Blumenthal.
Several women including Women's March leader Linda Sarsour interrupted the proceedings at that point and were dragged out by police. The war of words then continued among members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.