DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court

DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court

DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court

The Kavanaugh confirmation process is believed by many to have been the most contentious for a nominee to the high court in modern history. That process is over.

One key nomination could be for a new attorney general if the president fires Jeff Sessions, as has been hinted, after the midterm elections.

Though Kavanaugh had been sworn in on Saturday, Trump hosted a glittering East Room ceremonial swearing-in for him Monday night.

With Kavanaugh's ascension to the high court, Republicans, long dispirited by Trump's string of scandals and the prospect of losing their congressional majorities, are whooping it up. While the statute of limitations may be that Kavanaugh can not be charged in a court of law, the fact remains that a justice accused of such an act can not, in good faith, serve on the bench of the Supreme Court and truly speak to women's issues.

Justice Kavanaugh has followed up on his pledge to hire women to serve as his law clerks, becoming the first justice to have an all-female staff. A former college classmate, Deborah Ramirez, also accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a dorm party while they were students at Yale.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh (L) hugs his wife Ashley after the ceremony. That's not who I am.

McConnell also called activists opposing Kavanaugh a "mob" and criticized Democrats for encouraging their actions.

Trump has a busy campaign schedule to spread the word that the allegations against Kavanaugh were a "hoax that was set up by the Democrats" at what he's called a risky time for men who can be falsely accused.

The allegations against the nominee were "all made up, it was fabricated and it was a disgrace", Mr Trump said.

He emphasized that Washington voters are known to not vote a straight party line ticket, and he said he trusts voters will continue to vote for person over party. "Disgusting statements that were totally untrue that he knew nothing about". The campaign against Kavanaugh had been based on "lies", including by "evil" people.

"There is nothing that a judicial council could do at this point", said Arthur Hellman, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh and expert on the operation of federal courts. It capped a fight that seized the national conversation after claims emerged that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted women three decades ago. Manweller, who was sacked from his professor position at Central Washington University in August following an outside investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct, has denied the allegations but has said he will finish his term but not serve another if re-elected next month.

The accusations transformed the clash from a routine struggle over judicial ideology into an angry jumble of questions about victims' rights and personal attacks on nominees.

So what have the Democrats always heavily relied on to impose their politics upon people who will not voluntarily vote to implement those policies? Kavanaugh could become a pivotal justice on issues including abortion. Yet Kavanaugh is joining under a cloud.

As the 2018 midterms approached, pundits and polls suggested Democrats would turn the election into a referendum on President Trump.

"Even though statistics show that one in three women at Columbia will experience sexual assault.it kind of feels a little bit foreign to us", Peter Gado, CC '22, said.

McConnell disputed the President's assessment on Wednesday.

On the campaign trail, Cramer - who supported Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation - criticized Heitkamp for joining Democrats and standing behind their smear campaign of the Trump-appointed conservative judge ... and he went on to discount the #MeToo movement at large.

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