This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

Grant Boone
October 11, 2018

And he said that "under historic scrutiny", Kavanaugh was "proven innocent".

Kavanaugh asked several questions during two hours of lively oral arguments involving a federal sentencing law for repeat offenders, three days after being confirmed by the Republican-led Senate despite being accused of sexual assault.

Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the D.C. Circuit, typically deals with ethics complaints, but he apparently stepped aside from complaints against Kavanaugh. The nation's reckoning with power and who to believe about sexual misconduct has generated a new anger factor among the electorate and made the November 6 balloting a referendum on more than US President Donald Trump.

He has now appointed Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh which has swung the court 5-4 in the Republicans' favour, meaning abortion rights are once more in the balance. The spectacle, in which more accusers and corroborators came forward, nearly derailed Kavanaugh's nomination.

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high-court confirmation.

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The Democratic candidate 45 percent.

"Hoyer and Pelosi have been measuring the drapes for years now only to come away empty-handed", said Jesse Hunt, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP's campaign arm. Heidi Heitkamp defied her state's support for Trump and voted against Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor, had told...

Polls have put her Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, comfortably ahead. "The world got to see close up how ugly it can be when you go too far", he's quoted as saying. "A brilliant jurist, a man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats using the Democrats' lawyers, and now they want to impeach him".

"Because I pledged that in 2016", Grassley said.

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