Bloomberg Law
Sept. 6, 2018, 5:34 PM

Kavanaugh Criticized ‘Naked Racial Set-Aside': Hearing Update

Greg Stohr

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being questioned for a second day Sept. 6 by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee after a marathon session a day earlier. Here are the latest developments on President Donald Trump’s second high court choice, updated throughout the day:

Kavanaugh Criticized ‘Naked Racial Set-Aside’ (11:55 a.m.)

As a White House staffer, Kavanaugh criticized an affirmative action program used in federal contracting as a “naked racial set-aside,” a newly released 2001 email shows.

The comment involved a program designed to direct more federal highway dollars to minority-owned contractors. At the time, the Bush administration was ...

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