Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Yale Pal Recounts Time Kavanaugh Started Bar Fight

The Washington Post reports: Charles Ludington, a former varsity basketball player and friend of Kavanaugh’s at Yale, told The Washington Post on Sunday that he plans to deliver a statement to the FBI field office in Raleigh on Monday detailing violent drunken behavior by Kavanaugh in college. Ludington, an associate professor at North Carolina State University, provided a copy of …

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John Oliver Devotes Entire Show To Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: John Oliver dedicated an entire episode of Last Week Tonight to dissecting — and brutally mocking — Brett Kavanaugh‘s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “We need to talk about Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee and walking crushed beer can,” Oliver started. The HBO host took a look at Christine Blasey Ford‘s “brave and compelling” testimony, before moving …

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State TV Hosts: Kavanaugh Is Being Racially Profiled

Media Matters has the transcript: PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): But their idea is that the evidence of guilt is the fact that he’s a white man of privilege. That’s the first sin, the first evidence of guilt, and then everything else cascades from there. How do you walk back from that ledge where you start with that premise? RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY: Here …

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Sanders: Dems Are Exploiting Christine Ford [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Sunday blasted Democrats for their “disgraceful” and “disgusting” handling of the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Sanders asserted on “Fox News Sunday” that Senate Republicans will dictate the terms of the FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed …

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Saturday Night Live Takes On Brett Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Variety reports: “Saturday Night Live” returned for its 44th season Sept. 29 and wasted no time diving back into political sketches, with Matt Damon appearing as Brett Kavanaugh and Rachel Dratch returning as Senator Amy Klobuchar for a cold open sketch about his hearing. Mysteriously absent from the top of the hearing, as Alex Moffat’s Chuck Grassley explained he was …

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Pelosi: Impeaching Kavanaugh Is A Possibility [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi affirmed that the House Democratic caucus is ready to move forward with impeaching controversial Supreme Court nominee and alleged sexual assaulter and rapist Brett Kavanaugh should the Democrats retake the majority after the 2018 midterm elections. Pelosi’s support for such a move is conditional on one thing, however, the truth or …

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Bernie: Investigate Kavanaugh For Lying To Congress

This morning Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassely in which he called for a separate FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged lies to the US Senate. “In order for the FBI investigation regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to be complete, it is imperative the bureau must not only look into the accusations made by …

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Kennedy Warns Of “Death And Decline” Of Democracy

The Associated Press reports: Former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose retirement created the vacancy that produced the no-holds-barred confirmation fight over Brett Kavanaugh, said Friday maintaining civil discourse is critical to democracy’s survival. Kennedy never spoke directly about Kavanaugh, who was once his law clerk, or the bitter battle unfolding in Congress. But it was on the minds of …

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Women Who Confronted Jeff Flake Speak Out [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: It was all so spontaneous. Maria Gallagher, 23, had come to the Hart Senate office building on Friday morning to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. And as part of her responsibilities, she’d been tasked with camping out outside of Sen. Jeff Flake’s office to somehow, someway, persuade him to vote no. …

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Tucker Carlson: Brett Kavanaugh Is Now A Folk Hero

“At this point Kavanaugh isn’t just a Supreme Court nominee. He is a folk hero to many people, an inspiration to millions. People who have spent the last two years being browbeaten and bullied by their moral inferiors were buoyed by what he said yesterday. These are people who have been told they’re worthless and bigoted. They have been unfairly …

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Allies Raise $700K+ For Christine Ford On GoFundMe

CBS News reports: Two GoFundMe accounts made on behalf of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her family have raised over $700,000 in donations for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. “Cover Dr. Blasey’s security costs,” has surpassed its $175,000 goal and raised over $200,000 in nine days. The GoFundMe campaign was created by Heidi Feldman on behalf of …

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WH Official: Trump Will Order FBI Probe Into Kavanaugh

CNN reports: Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was suddenly thrown into doubt Friday as Senate Republicans called for a one-week delay so that the FBI can investigate sexual assault allegations facing President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Trump will order the FBI probe as requested, a White House official said. The Senate Judiciary Committee requested the FBI look into “current credible allegations” …

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Senate GOP Agrees To One Week Delay On Kavanaugh

NBC News reports: The second-ranking Republican in the Senate said Friday that the GOP would delay a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to allow for an FBI probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge. “There’s going to be a supplemental FBI background investigation” Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Friday. The Texas Republican said …

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Kavanaugh Pal Mark Judge Agrees To FBI Questioning

CNBC reports: A lawyer for Mark Judge, the high school buddy of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, told CNBC that Judge “will answer any and all questions posed to him” by the FBI about serious sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. “If the FBI or any law enforcement agency requests Mr. Judge’s cooperation, he will answer any and all questions …

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Trump Says He’ll Defer To Senate On FBI Investigation, Calls Accuser Christine Ford “Very Credible” [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that he found testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, “very credible.” But that won’t stop him from supporting the judge. Trump called Ford a “very fine woman” following a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Kavanaugh. “She was a very credible witness,” …

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BREAKING: Committee Votes To Advance Kavanaugh, Flake Calls For Week Delay Before Full Senate Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 11-10 along party lines to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the full Senate. GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a week’s delay before the full Senate votes pending an FBI investigation. USA Today reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to move Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate …

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Democrats Walk Out On Kavanaugh Meeting [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Four Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee walked out of the hearing room in protest after Republicans decided along party lines to schedule a “time certain” vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for 1:30 p.m. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) walked out of the room, causing …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Committee Votes On Kavanaugh

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday was set to cast a vote on recommending whether Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court in an early indication of the ramifications of an extraordinary hearing Thursday. The most pivotal figure Friday morning will be Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.), who is retiring when his term …

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Kellyanne Conway: Brett Kavanaugh Will Drop His Bias Once He Gets Seated On The Supreme Court [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Top White House officials took to television Friday morning to defend Kavanaugh and urge his swift confirmation to the highest court. Kellyanne Conway, appearing on “CBS This Morning,” was pressed how Kavanaugh could be a neutral figure on the court when he berated the accusations against him as political. Conway claimed that once Kavanaugh is on the …

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Classmate: Kavanaugh “Blatantly Lied” About Drinking

Last night a Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s called in to Chris Cuomo’s CNN show to say he had “blatantly lied” about his drinking history. The Week reports: “I’ll tell you, Chris, I watched the whole hearing, and a number of my Yale colleagues and I were extremely disappointed in Brett Kavanaugh’s characterization of himself and the way that he …

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