Wednesday, 17 October, 2018


Complaints filed against Brett Kavanaugh are transferred to Colorado court for handling

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs Iowa President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs
Patty Aguilar | 11 October, 2018, 14:37

While they may have gotten their base riled up, Democrats seem to have hurt themselves overall with their ruthless political machinations during Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh could become a pivotal justice on issues including abortion. With police standing by, a small group of protesters gathered outside the courthouse, holding signs saying "Shame" and "He sits on a throne of lies". The High Court already leaned conservative, but while the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy (appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987) was a right-winger with libertarian leanings at times, Kavanaugh is much more of a social conservative in the Clarence Thomas/Antonin Scalia vein.

"We wish you a long and happy career in our common calling", Roberts told Kavanaugh, who could serve for decades in the lifetime job.

During his confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh refused to be pinned down on whether he would recuse himself in cases involving Trump such as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Republicans are madder about the Kavanaugh controversy than Democrats are and more determined to vote in the upcoming elections because of it.

At one point, Kavanaugh could be seen having a lighthearted exchange with liberal Justice Elena Kagan, seated next to him. The court will decide what constitutes a "serious or violent felony" under the act. Gorsuch responded with a faux grimace of pain.

"Look, if they want to take away people's health insurance and that's what they're campaigning on for the next several weeks, I think it's a losing strategy", said Gardner, who heads the Senate GOP's campaign organization. Kavanaugh appeared less sympathetic to the defendants than Gorsuch.

Nonetheless, the mere threat of a Supreme Court expansion might have scared some right-wing justices of the 1930s into being more New Deal-friendly. The focus group was conducted on the evening of October 5th, after Manchin had announced he would be supporting Kavanaugh's nomination.

"When you're dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interests who want a government that does its bidding, you can be civil but you can't overcome what they intend to do unless you win elections", she told Amanpour. According to a source familiar, Henderson dismissed some allegations because she found they lacked sufficient evidence but chose to forward others along. They called on students to leave classes from Wednesday afternoon through Friday, and wrote, "We demand that anyone seeking to be elected to Congress in November commits to impeaching Kavanaugh to protect any semblance of rule of law and the people of our communities".

The left's use of uncorroborated sexual assault allegations to block Kavanaugh's path to the Supreme Court, Trump said, violated "every notion of fairness, decency and due process".

He later expressed regret over some of his comments.

Roberts said in his letter that he was initially notified of complaints against Kavanaugh on September 20. Their impeachment of Clinton was less popular among the public than they hoped.

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