Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Opens Door To Testifying

The New York Times reports: The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault, in an apparent bid to jump-start negotiations, has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she “would be prepared to testify next week,” so long as senators offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” according to an email her lawyers sent ...

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Moore Demands GOP “Take A Stand” For Kavanaugh

The Birmingham Herald reports: Former Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore called on Republicans to “take a stand” and support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following the sexual misconduct allegations levied against him, adding that he believes the Democrats are using Kavanaugh’s accuser as a political pawn. “I think they don’t care about transparency, they just use it because its ...

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Kavanaugh’s Former Classmate Refuses To Testify

The Hill reports: The former classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was said to have been in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted a woman decades ago, has told senators he will not testify at next week’s hearing. Mark Judge wrote in a brief letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley ...

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Anita Hill: We Can Handle This Issue Better In 2018

Anita Hill writes for the New York Times: With the current heightened awareness of sexual violence comes heightened accountability for our representatives. To do better, the 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee must demonstrate a clear understanding that sexual violence is a social reality to which elected representatives must respond. A fair, neutral and well-thought-out course is the only way to approach ...

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Pro-Kavanaugh Spox: Maybe It Was “Rough Horseplay”

Talking Points Memo reports: Interesting and perhaps disturbing moment a short time ago as Carrie Severino, spokesperson of the Judicial Crisis Network, was interviewed on CNN. The JCN is the central campaign arm for Republican judicial nominations. The Federalist Society grooms and chooses the nominees. The JCN runs the campaigns, runs political ads in Senators’ states, as necessary. Here Severino ...

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Kavanaugh And Accuser To Testify Before Senate Panel

The New York Times reports: The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, under mounting pressure from senators of his own party, will call President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault before the committee on Monday for extraordinary public hearings just weeks before the midterm elections. Senator John Kennedy, ...

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Trump On Kavanaugh: A Little Delay Is Okay [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Monday said that “if it takes a little delay” to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, that’s alright. Trump stressed that Kavanaugh “never even had a little blemish on his record,” and that the nominee had undergone several FBI background checks over the course of his career. “He is somebody very special. At the ...

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Kavanaugh Pal To Star In Right Wing Ad Blitz

Politico reports: The Judicial Crisis Network is planning a $1.5 million television ad campaign that will feature a longtime friend of Kavanaugh’s, according to a person familiar with the buy. “We are not going to allow a last-minute smear campaign destroy a good and decent man who has an unblemished personal record,” the person said. JCN has already spent millions ...

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Grassley: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Deserves To Be Heard

Via press release from GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley: Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner. The standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties. In ...

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Junior Ridicules Kavanaugh’s Accuser On Instagram

CBS News reports: Trump Jr. posted a meme on Instagram Monday with the caption “Judge Kavanaugh sexual assault letter found by Dems…” The photo attached shows a crumpled-up piece of notebook paper with a scribbled message: “Hi Cindy will you be my girlfriend, Love Bret.” The note, which has boxes to check for “yes” or “no,” seemingly compares Kavanaugh’s accuser ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Calls For Pause In Kavanaugh Vote

Politico reports: Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court hit a serious roadblock Sunday night, as GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination later this week after the nominee’s sexual assault accuser went public. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who is not a member of the committee but whose vote is critical ...

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Conway: Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Should Be Heard

Reuters reports: White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Monday the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct will be heard as part of sworn testimony before the committee weighing his nomination. “This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored,” Conway said in an interview with Fox News. She said she had ...

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Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify Before Senate

CNN reports: Debra Katz, the lawyer for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, said Monday that her client would be willing to testify in public to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The answer is yes,” Katz, who represents Christine Blasey Ford, said on CNN’s “New Day.” Ford is the author of a private letter sent to ...

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College Professor Comes Forward As Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser: “I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me”

California college professor Christine Ford has come forward as the author of the letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when both of them were in high school. The Washington Post reports:  Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges ...

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Dems Refer Mystery Letter About Kavanaugh To FBI

Buzzfeed News reports: Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have referred a letter concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the FBI. The contents of the letter have been closely guarded by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as California Rep. Anna Eshoo, who originally received the letter and shared it with Feinstein, ...

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Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20

The Washington Examiner reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed a vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until next week, and decided to vote on his nomination for Sept. 20 at 1:45 p.m. Kavanaugh’s nomination was included on the agenda for Thursday’s committee meeting, and it was expected the panel’s Democratic members would request the nomination ...

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POLL: 71% Want SCOTUS To Leave Roe V Wade Alone

Axios reports: The vast majority of Americans want to leave Roe v. Wade alone, a reality that Republicans will face if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court and has a chance to overturn it, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey survey. The landmark decision legalizing abortion has overwhelming support across the board, including every category of key voters Axios ...

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Collins: Liberals Are Trying To “Bribe” Me On Kavanaugh

From the right wing Newsmax: A left-leaning activist organization, Mainers for Accountable Leadership (MFAL), is teaming up with an organization called the Maine People’s Alliance, to crowdsource a fundraising campaign targeting Collins in her 2020 re-election if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh. But the fundraising has a catch. “Donors” are asked to pledge a donation against Collins, money that will ...

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Brian Brown: Gay Activists Like Evan Wolfson Are “Exporting Their Radical Ideology” Around The World

From hate group leader Brian Brown’s latest money beg: “If you thought the National Organization for Marriage disappeared once we won the freedom to marry in 2015, think again.” These are the words of Evan Wolfson, the gay rights activist and lawyer behind “Freedom to Marry” – which is now “Freedom to Marry Global.” These words appear in his latest ...

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Booker May Face Senate Ethics Review For Releasing “Confidential” Kavanaugh Docs At Confirmation Hearing

The Hill reports: The Senate’s top two Republican lawmakers say Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) might be subject to an official review by the Senate Ethics Committee for releasing documents labeled “confidential” related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past work at the White House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Hugh Hewitt on Friday that Booker’s decision — which the ...

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