Kavanaugh has been on Trump's shortlist since November. He said his contact with the White House started the day Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.
Two federal judges ordered the government to quickly reunite individual families who sued over border separations, notwithstanding a nationwide reunification deadline at the end of the month.
Sen. Tim Scott said he would not vote in favor of 9th Circuit nominee Ryan Bounds. Bounds came under fire for racially charged college writings.
A judge ordered Maria Butina, who is charged with illegally acting as an agent for Russia in the United States, held pending trial.
The judge said the government's position that his reunification orders and deadlines could put kids at risk was "exasperating" and "deeply troubling."
Federal officials are also warning that they are having to use less vigorous parental vetting methods in order to meet the court-ordered deadline.
The indictments came as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
DOJ sent Sen. Ron Wyden a letter in March responding to his request for information on journalists who were subpoenaed over the past five years and only listed two instances.
Manafort's jail conditions include private living and bathroom quarters, his own laptop and phone, and a "workaround" for the jail's no-email rule.
The Trump administration couldn't meet a court-ordered deadline to reunify fewer than 100 separated children. Now it faces a new reunification deadline for potentially thousands more.
Kavanaugh has written hundreds of opinions in more than a decade on the DC Circuit.
Altering the terms of the 1997 settlement agreement was a big part of Trump's plan to address the border separations crisis.
A Justice Department lawyer said Monday that of the 96 children under 5 who appeared to fall under a judge's reunification order, two had been reunited with a parent so far.
After several trials, prosecutors were unable to secure any convictions. Of the 234 people arrested, 21 people pleaded guilty.
The administration said officials are having some trouble matching children with their parents.
President Donald Trump promoted his pick as having "impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications, and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law."
The Justice Department sued over three so-called sanctuary laws it said were unconstitutional. A federal judge upheld two and partially upheld the third.
Other documents that Sessions has pulled included guidance on the right of refugees and asylees to work and juvenile detention policies.
A judge said Friday that Manafort's allegations of leaks by special counsel Robert Mueller's office wouldn't be enough to get the charges tossed out.
"The Gorsuch model works," said Leonard Leo. UPDATE: Trump said he plans to announce a nominee on July 9.