For a scotus nominee to dissemble and talk around direct questions, is now accepted.practice. For any nominee to deliberately evade answering direct questions, claiming some basis I find entirely BS, they obstruct the mechanism of Congress’ independent role to “advise and consent”, and THAT is never acceptable.
For that nominee or their agents to hide, sequester, deny, or in any way obstruct the record of decisions and public actions, to deny access to ALL the evidence in the documented record of that nominee, is,and should be widely seen as, contrary to the Constitution and intent of the notions upon which our republic was founded…illegal, and thus never acceptable; any attempted or actual denial of the nominee’s record to those charged with “advise and consent” is an action that should lead to the suspension of any further questioning, examination, and deliberations.
The 100,000 pages of documents that go to the heart of the nominee’s record and mindset, are a critical part that reflects the likely impact on the nation and society - the suitability and beliefs of any nominee - that must be available for Senators, Congress-members, at the very least to study with as much time as necessary, as well as the public at least in summary form, so we as a nation of laws and precedent may determine the qualifications or impediments for any life-time nominee for the scotus!
This process is a charade and farce!