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What is utterly crazy here is that we have no way of evaluating any claims made about the FBI investigation into claims against Brett Kavanaugh either way, because we are not allowed to see the FBI’s findings, even in summary form.
The Brett Kavanaugh I’ve known since 1991 is a good and decent man, a principled and disciplined jurist, and a rigorous and careful thinker. His nomination reflects the unparalleled record of achievement he has built up over the long course of his professional life.
After weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and rowdy Capitol protests, a pair of wavering senators declared Friday they will back Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, all but guaranteeing the deeply riven Senate will elevate the conservative jurist to the nation’s highest court on Saturday.
With the upcoming anniversary of the #MeToo movement and the testimony of California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford dominating the cultural conversation, beloved daytime host Ellen DeGeneres has opened up about sexual abuse she experienced when she was younger.
The most consequential casualty of the recent confirmation battle is not Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh. It is the Supreme Court and, thus, American democracy.
President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago.
Give the Republicans credit: They worked hard to create the appearance of enlightened compassion. Meaning, of course, Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into claims by psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that, 36 years ago, when she was 15 and he 17, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh drunkenly tried to rape her. With the ghost of Anita Hill staring over their shoulders, GOP lawmakers were desperate to stage-manage the optics.
Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan said Friday she is worried about the state’s protections for women and minorities, especially if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
There are many reasons for rejecting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Here are a few.
If the United States’ worst enemies had schemed to design a more divisive, more demoralizing, more hurtful episode than the hearings on Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court, they could not have done so.
Whether our democracy is permanently altered depends on whether the Senate rejects this campaign of character assassination and confirms Brett Kavanaugh. We’ll find out the answer shortly.
I can understand why Brett Kavanaugh erupted with anger. It was the lack of humility and decorum and contrition that canceled any human emotion I could have had for him as he fought back tears during the hearing over his imperiled Supreme Court nomination.
As the Senate is divided on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, so too are women across the country.
Americans watched Thursday’s high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. On Monday, the court will begin its new term with the crack of the marshal’s gavel and not a camera in sight.
Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats’ demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for confirmation without it – a sudden turn that left Senate approval newly uncertain amid allegations of sexual assault.
Thursday’s session in the Senate Judiciary Committee reaffirmed the unrivaled and compelling power of personal testimony, not only in providing information but in assessing competing narratives.
Following on the heels of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local legislators were prompt in offering their own reactions.
National media outlets lent their full attention to the emotional, and at time combative, testimony emerging in Washington, D.C. Thursday during hearings into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past and allegations of sexual assault.
In their first public forum for Washington Supreme Court – a forum that at times delved into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh – Justice Steve Gonzalez and his challenger, Nathan Choi, answered a series of questions from Spokane voters, including how justices can address prison overcrowding, and whether judges at all levels should be elected.
No matter how the fight over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court ends, the lesson of it is already clear: The court is too important. The Senate confirmation process has turned into a political street fight – not just for the Supreme Court, but for lower courts as well – because two ideologically polarized political parties correctly see the Senate engaged in the selection of a kind of superlegislature, with the power to facilitate or stymie the decisions of all other actors in U.S. government: the states, Congress, the president and the regulatory agencies.