McConnell now open to Supreme Court nomination in presidential election year

Aaron Brown
October 9, 2018

The brutal hearing sparked a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation dive into Kavanaugh's background and a week-long delay of the Senate vote.

Kavanaugh was officially sworn in Saturday evening as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts who administered the Constitutional Oath in the Justices' Conference Room, hours after the 53-year-old judge was confirmed by a bitterly divided Senate by 50-48 votes - the closest nomination vote since 1881. Hirono said. "What is that?"

"Very, very good", Trump said. "They kept all these painful, traumatic accounts to themselves". This came after the ME senator met with sexual assault survivors who described their own harrowing experiences with violence.

Over the weekend, Collins reiterated her claim on CNN's "State of the Union" that Ford was likely assaulted-but that she had somehow mis-remembered the perpetrator, both when she testified about the allegation in September and in 2012 when she spoke to a therapist about the experience.

Skeptical of administrative power: Kavanaugh is skeptical of judges deferring too much to administrative agencies, and in particular has questioned the applicability of the Chevron doctrine, the principle that judges should defer to reasonable interpretations by agencies when statutes are ambiguous. "There was no corroborating evidence he did so".

Expected to cement a conservative majority: Kavanaugh replaces retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a swing justice because he voted with the four liberal justices in cases on some hot-button issues including affirmative action and gay rights.

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But Democrats hope women angered at the Kavanaugh accusations will turn out in large numbers to vote out Republicans. Today's vote will boost Donald Trump's drive to secure conservative dominance of the United States' highest court.

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Noting that only one Supreme Court justice has ever been impeached, Coons said the Senate needed to show leadership and seek to heal the country. "She took a lie detector test and corroboration was there".

New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is returning to the White House for a televised appearance Monday with President Donald Trump less than a month before pivotal congressional elections.

During her testimony, Dr. Ford said that leading up to her decision to go public with her accusations against Kavanaugh, she "was calculating daily the risk-benefit for me of coming forward, and wondering whether I would just be jumping in front of a train, that was headed to where it was headed anyway and that I would just be personally annihilated". "Because they have connected the dots".

The clerks are Kim Jackson, who previously worked for Kavanaugh on the federal appeals court in Washington, Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy and Sara Nommensen.

That accuser, Julie Swetnick, alleged that at house parties in the early 1980s, she observed Kavanaugh "fondling and grabbing girls without their consent" and, along with others, spiking drinks to force girls to lose their inhibitions. During a campaign rally in MS, the president mocked Ford for not remembering key details of the alleged attack, including the date and location of the party she says she and Kavanaugh attended 36 years ago. Both Kavanaugh and Judge have denied Swetnick's allegations.

Wall Street Journal: "GOP Muscles Kavanaugh Through Senate" - "The moment California college professor Christine Blasey Ford finished her testimony about an alleged sexual assault in the 1980s by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans realized his confirmation was at serious risk".

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