Tag: Brett Kavanaugh
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says investigations led to no credible evidence to support allegations against Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh has moved into the chambers previously occupied by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, who has taken over Kennedy's chambers.
Kavanaugh officially took the oath in a more hurried, private procedure, but the White House later gave the Trump administration a chance to perform the equivalent of a victory lap on live television.
Exhausted and embittered, the 100 members of the upper chamber of Congress acknowledge that their once-venerated institution plumbed new depths during the contentious fight that ended Saturday with Kavanaugh's confirmation.
The confirmation of Kavanaugh has come in the midst of a MeToo movement that has put sexual assault squarely in cultural crosshairs.
Industry officials say they are rethinking workplace policies, including teaching bystanders to speak up and allowing victims to feel safe filing a complaint.
A deeply divided US Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, as Republicans dismissed the sexual misconduct accusations and delivered a major victory to Trump.
The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh as more than 1,000 protesters rallied in Washington against a nominee who has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct.
With divisive cases on abortion rights, immigration, transgender rights and business regulation headed for the court, Kavanaugh likely would give conservatives the upper hand.
Key senators Republican Susan Collins and Democrat Joe Manchin said they would support Kavanaugh.
After a bitter partisan fight that gripped the country, lawmakers backed Kavanaugh by 51 to 49 in a procedural vote that moved the Republican-controlled Senate toward a definitive decision on whether to confirm him.
A final vote could come Saturday on President Donald Trump's embattled candidate, who if approved would seal a conservative majority on the nine-seat court for decades.
Some critics say Kavanaugh's highly partisan remarks so compromised his ability to appear politically fair-minded that he would be forced to recuse himself on many cases to preserve the integrity of court's integrity.
'I am an independent, impartial judge,' says the headline to an opinion piece he wrote in The Wall Street Journal.
Last week Blasey Ford testified before lawmakers – and more than 20 million Americans watching live on television – that Kavanaugh attacked her in 1982, when they were both teenagers.
President Donald Trump, pushing to get his nominee for a lifetime job on the top US court, said in a Twitter post on Thursday after the FBI finished its investigation that the allegations against Kavanaugh were totally uncorroborated.
The White House reviewed new interviews conducted by the FBI in its investigation of sexual assault allegations against the man President Donald Trump wants to secure a conservative majority on the court for the coming decades.
US President Donald Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teens.
It was not immediately clear whether the FBI report, which will be made available to senators, would be released to the public.
With Republicans eyeing Kavanaugh as the justice who will turn the well-balanced Supreme Court in a decidedly conservative direction, Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday demanded a final vote this week on the nominee.
Dr Christine Blasey Ford's vivid, specific and heartbreaking account invited contrast with the angry bickering over Senate rules and procedures by lawmakers, as well as Kavanaugh’s subsequent combative testimony.
Under pressure from moderate fellow Republicans, Trump ordered an FBI investigation lasting up to a week into the allegations against his US Supreme Court nominee.
The Kavanaugh nomination erupted last month into a major controversy that jeopardized an effort by Trump and his fellow Republicans to cement conservative dominance of the nation's highest court and push America's judiciary to the right.
Some Democrats raised questions about the investigation's scope after weekend reports that Senate Republicans were working with the White House to limit the number of witnesses and exclude the third accuser's allegation.
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