The Senate Judiciary Committee had been scheduled to vote today on the Third Circuit nomination of David Porter, along with several other judicial nominees, but at the hearing Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that at the Democrats’ request the votes had been postponed one week.
Also today I obtained a copy of Porter’s written responses to post-hearing questions from committee members. A link to those responses, which run 38 pages, is here: Porter Responses to QFRs. The questions came from Senators Feinstein, Durbin, Whitehouse, Coons, Hirono, and Booker, all Democrats. At a quick glance, most of the questions appear to focus on Porter’s judicial philosophy, his past writings, and the extent of his involvement with a group that opposed Justice Sotomayor’s nomination and listed him as a co-founder (as discussed here).
UPDATE — my take:
After one pass, I see nothing in his responses that looks at all confirmation-threatening. His answers to Booker's questions about implicit bias impressed me. Not much new on the JCN issue, says he listed himself in his SJQ as a PJN member because news reports had said he was.
— Matthew Stiegler (@CA3blog) June 21, 2018