It's rare for a retired justice to weigh in on a pending nomination.
The Palm Beach Post reports that Stevens, in remarks to a group of retirees in Florida, suggested Kavanaugh lacked the temperament for the lifetime appointment.
As police started to empty the Senate office building's atrium, those protesters willing to be arrested sat down and began loudly chanting.
Police have surrounded the protesters and are leading them off a few at a time wearing plastic cuffs___ p.m. Joe Manchin says the Democrat won't immediately say how he's going to vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
They're demonstrating against the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
At a signal from organizers, the group began holding up signs and chanting.
That's the day when there's a procedural vote scheduled on Kavanaugh's nomination.___ p.m. Heidi Heitkamp (HYT'-kamp) says questions about Brett Kavanaugh's temperament ultimately led her to decide that she'll vote against his Supreme Court nomination.Model Emily Ratajkowski said on Twitter that she was also detained and arrested.__ p.m. Susan Collins says she has finished reading an FBI report on sexual allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but she still isn't saying how she'll vote.Collins visited the secure room where the report is held several times Thursday.Leaving for the last time around p.m., she said she had "finished reading and reviewing all of the interviews" but would not comment any further.The report is a series of interviews conducted by the FBI.Neither Ford nor Kavanaugh was interviewed for the reopened background investigation.— Eric Tucker__ p.m.Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is quoted as saying that Brett Kavanaugh shouldn't be confirmed to the high court because of Kavanaugh's potential political bias.Others who were watching on upper floors unfurled banners that said "we believe Christine Ford."She's the California college professor who testified last week at a Senate hearing that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school when they were teenagers.Kavanaugh also testified and denied the allegations.Another nine people were arrested for another demonstration on the fourth floor of the adjacent Dirksen Senate Office Building.Videos posted on social media showed comedian Amy Schumer, who spoke earlier at an anti-Kavanaugh rally, apparently being arrested.