Kavanaugh sex assault claims were 'all made up'

Brett Kavanaugh is the first member of the Supreme Court to hire an all-female class of law clerks

Brett Kavanaugh is the first member of the Supreme Court to hire an all-female class of law clerks

During a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House this evening, Kavanaugh described the confirmation process as "contentious and emotional" but said he has "no bitterness". But instead, Kavanaugh attacked and snapped back, and showed the very opposite of the good grace a supreme court justice ought to have. West Virginia's Joe Manchin was the only Democratic Senator to vote in favor of Kavanaugh's confirmation while Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted present and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) was not present for the vote since he was at his daughter's wedding.

President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Vanita Gupta, demanded Democrats hold the line on nominees in a statement Thursday.

Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants the upper house to stay in session until all of the 49 now pending judicial appointments are confirmed.

As Gorsuch did in his first arguments previous year, Kavanaugh focused heavily on the importance of following earlier decisions of the court.

But Democrats see a potential opening in an issue that's dropped off the radar: health care.

Stokeling objected, saying his 1997 conviction for "unarmed robbery" in state court, arising from a snatched necklace, did not amount to a violent felony. Gorsuch responded with a faux grimace of pain. "I'm going to evaluate what these votes are", Heitkamp said. 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.

The law under consideration in Tuesday's arguments, the Armed Career Criminal Act, is a kind of three-strikes statute.

Senate Democrats took aim at President Trump's expansion of short-term health care plans Wednesday, forcing a vote on a proposal to roll back the administration's plan to allow insurers to sell low-priced, reduced-benefit plans.

Although the complaints were originally lodged with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh's former court, the circuit executive of that court asked Roberts to transfer the matters to another circuit out of a "concern that local disposition may weaken public confidence in the process". Republicans thought they would finally overturn the law as the court had eight justices appointed by Republican presidents. "Collins is specifically citing Swetnick's "gang rape" accusation as something that made her think she needed to give Kavanaugh the benefit of the doubt".

A petition to impeach Justice Kavanaugh has more than 150,000 signatures. Kavanaugh's defense of his reputation and family amidst sexual assault allegations is a great example of strength rejoicing in the challenge. The vote came as a result of weeks of deep tension throughout the nation and in the halls of Congress as Kavanaugh, 53, was accused by several women of sexual harassment, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

He later expressed regret over some of his comments.

But Kavanaugh said the law worked well enough in the typical case, as when someone is caught repeatedly breaking into recreational vehicles.

At a White House ceremony on Monday night, Kavanaugh said he was starting his new job with "no bitterness", seeking to be "a force for stability and unity".

Pelosi said obtaining the tax returns would be "one of the first things we'd do" and the "easiest thing in the world" during an interview Wednesday with the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board.

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