Trump announces plan for year-round ethanol use at Iowa rally

Trump announces plan for year-round ethanol use at Iowa rally

Trump announces plan for year-round ethanol use at Iowa rally

But after being sworn in, Kavanaugh struck a markedly more conciliatory tone. Though the shift is small, it could help quell Democratic fears that recent opposition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will hurt the party's odds.

At a White House swearing-in ceremony, Trump stood next to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and said he'd been "proven innocent" of the sexual assault allegations that threatened to derail him in a Senate confirmation process revealing the depth of the left-right split tearing through United States politics.

Trump, who was in the state boosting Republican candidates ahead of the November 6 midterm elections, claimed that Feinstein, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had leaked a letter written by California professor Christine Blasey Ford alleging Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.

Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom Mr Kavanaugh once clerked for and whose place he has taken on the court, administered the oath of office.

"The Supreme Court is a team of nine". There were no disruptions by protesters during the oral arguments, with security tight in the courtroom.

Kavanaugh posed questions to lawyers in both cases before the court, his first one coming about 20 minutes into the arguments. "The justices do not sit on opposite sides of an aisle".

It's also seen as a reward for Republican Sen. The cases concerned a Florida robbery conviction and burglary convictions in Tennessee and Arkansas.

"You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent", Trump said to Kavanaugh.

The latest justice to join the bench, Neil Gorsuch, spoke a year ago during his swearing-in at the White House Rose Garden.

Democrats are polling well with just under one month until the midterm elections. Dianne Feinstein (FYN'-styn) for the initial public disclosure of a woman's sexual assault accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh before he was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct in high school and college.

He later wrote in a newspaper opinion piece that he regretted some of his comments. Grassley's potential successor on the Judiciary Committee, the Washington Post pointed out, is GOP Sen. It's the second appointment Trump has made to the Supreme Court.

Mr Kavanaugh now moves to the Supreme Court after spending 12 years as a judge on the influential US Court of Appeals in Washington, where he built a conservative judicial record and a reputation for being affable and well prepared.

The appeals were brought by an environmental group and companies that supported the rule, which had limited hydrofluorocarbons used in a variety of products including spray cans and air conditioners.

At a White House ceremony on Monday night, Mr Kavanaugh said he was starting his new job without bitterness.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", he said at the ceremony in the ornate White House East Room.

The two-vote margin of victory in the Senate made it the closest Supreme Court confirmation vote since 1881 - and by far the most contentious since Clarence Thomas in 1991.

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