Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Randy Rainbow Takes On Brett Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back today with a take on the still-unfolding Brett Kavanaugh controversy, setting the scandal to the tune of the King Arthur’s title song from Lerner and Loewe’s 1960 musical Camelot. Richard Burton won the Tony that year for his performance and Richard Harris won the Golden Globe for his King Arthur in the 1967 movie version. As …

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Trump Stands By “Unblemished” Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump on Monday affirmed his continuing support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite the second allegation of sexual misconduct against him that surfaced Sunday, saying that it’s “unfair,” “unjust” and “totally political.” “He is a fine man with an unblemished past and these are highly unsubstantiated statements from people represented by lawyers,” Trump …

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Ronan Farrow: Kavanaugh’s Second Accuser Only Came Forward When Dems Learned About Her Story [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: The second woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct came forward only after Senate Democrats independently learned of the alleged incident involving her and Kavanaugh in college, according to one of The New Yorker reporters who investigated her allegation. Reporter Ronan Farrow, who investigated Ramirez’s claims with New Yorker colleague Jane Mayer, told …

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Kellyanne Conway Blames Kavanaugh Allegations On “Pent-Up Demand For Women To Feel Whole” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Kellyanne Conway says the country shouldn’t make Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pay for “pent-up” demand by women incensed about sexual misconduct. She said on CBS “This Morning” that the allegations against Kavanaugh, now by a second woman, sound like a “vast left-wing conspiracy.” Conway said: “Are we going to put decades of pent-up demand for …

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Second Woman Accuses Brett Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer report at The New Yorker: As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale University. The offices …

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Kavanaugh Dodges Some Questions In Mock Grilling

The Washington Post reports: An array of White House aides, playing the role of various senators on the Judiciary Committee, quizzed Kavanaugh last week about his sex life and other personal matters in an attempt to prepare him for a hearing that would inevitably be uncomfortable. In his answers during the practice runs, aides said, Kavanaugh condemned sexual assault and …

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Kavanaugh’s Accuser Says She’ll Testify Next Week

The New York Times reports: The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers said on Saturday that she was willing to testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but asked for more time to continue negotiating the details of her appearance. It is now up to Senator Charles E. Grassley, …

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Joe Biden Regrets How Anita Hill Was Treated [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden regrets how Anita Hill was treated 27 years ago and hopes the same thing doesn’t happen to Christine Blasey Ford. “What should happen is the woman should be given the benefit of the doubt and not be, you know, abused again by the system,” Biden told NBC’s “Today” show in an interview …

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McConnell Vows Kavanaugh Will Soon Be Confirmed

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated definitively Friday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed soon, despite the controversy generated by allegations that the nominee engaged in sexual misconduct. “You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics,” McConnell said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “But here is what I want to …

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Prominent Kavanaugh Ally’s Bizarre Assault Theory Explodes In His Face, Some Suggest He Faces Lawsuits

CNBC reports: A prominent conservative commentator teased the revelation of “compelling evidence” that would exonerate Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault allegation, electrifying the nominee’s supporters on Twitter. But the argument laid out Thursday, which appeared to suggest that accuser Christine Blasey Ford had mistaken Kavanaugh for another person, was met with a backlash from many on …

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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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