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Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings will start September 4

Brett Kavanaugh smiles wide while seated in an armchair
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin September 4, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said in a statement Friday.

The hearings should last three to four days, Grassley said, a timetable that aligns with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to get Kavanaugh on the bench before the midterm elections.

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