Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Senate Advances Kavanaugh 51-49 To Final Vote

The Washington Examiner reports: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh survived a critical procedural vote in the Senate on Friday with help from Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, but his fate was still unclear as Collins said she would reveal at 3 p.m. whether she can support Kavanaugh in a final vote that’s expected in the coming days. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Cloture Vote On Brett Kavanaugh

The Associated Press reports: The Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court as key Republican senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests that have divided the nation. “I said a few things I should not have said,” he wrote in an op-ed published …

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Washington Post & New York Times: Vote No On Kav

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: As Senators prepare to vote this week on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, they, and the rest of the country, must wonder: Which Brett M. Kavanaugh are they evaluating? Is it the steady, conservative jurist he was reputed to be before his confirmation saga? Or is it a partisan operative harboring …

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Kavanaugh Pens Op-Ed: Maybe I Was Too Emotional

Last night Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh published an unprecedented op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt: I testified before the Judiciary Committee last Thursday to defend my family, my good name and my lifetime of public service. My hearing testimony was forceful and passionate. That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me. At times, …

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Retired SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens: Kavanaugh’s Temperament Is Unsuitable For The Supreme Court

The Palm Beach Post reports: Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday said that high court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, who Stevens once lauded in one of his books, does not belong on the Supreme Court. Speaking to a crowd of retirees in Boca Raton, Stevens, 98, said Kavanaugh’s performance during a recent Senate confirmation hearing …

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GOP Cancels Ads After Poll Showing Heitkamp At -12

The Washington Post reports: North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D), in a tough reelection race in her deep-red state, announced today that she would vote against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. She told local TV station WDAY that “the process was bad” and she’d be voting no. The reaction on Twitter and social media ranged from …

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Dem Senator Says New FBI Report Is “Bullshit” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D) unloaded on the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh’s background on Thursday, calling it a “bullshit” investigation that failed to speak to corroborating witnesses. In a video posted from his Twitter account, the senator slammed both the FBI and Senate Republicans, who he said “restricted” agents from speaking to necessary individuals about …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Republicans Call For Confirmation

Already underway: Senate Republicans on Thursday will hold a news conference following the release of an FBI report about allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Senators who have already seen the report said earlier in the day that the FBI did not find evidence corroborating the sexual assault allegations against him.

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Senate Dems “Disagree” With Grassley On FBI Report

Well, this is totally unsurprising. Democratic leaders in the Senate called the FBI’s report on Brett Kavanaugh a “limited investigation,” noting that the bureau failed to interview both Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. “The investigation was very limited,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said. “I disagree with Sen. Grassley’s statement that there was no hint of misconduct,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck …

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McConnell Sets Kavanaugh Cloture Vote For Tomorrow

Politico reports: The Senate is set for a critical Friday vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, teeing up a final vote by the weekend, with an FBI report on the sexual misconduct allegations against the judge expected in the chamber by Thursday morning. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday night set up the critical procedural vote for Friday, …

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Chuck Grassley Demands Ford’s Therapy Session Notes

The Hill reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is asking for Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, to turn over notes from her therapy sessions and recordings of the lie detector test she took. Grassley made the request in a letter sent to Ford’s attorneys on Tuesday night, …

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Mitch McConnell: FBI’s Report Won’t Be Made Public

Mitch McConnell this afternoon said that only Senators will be allowed to see the FBI’s just-completed report on Brett Kavanaugh. “We’ll get an FBI report soon. It will be made available to each senator and only senators will be allowed to look at it,” McConnell told reporters. He added, “that’s the way these reports are always handled.” The FBI is …

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McConnell Vows Kavanaugh Vote This Week [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doubled down Tuesday on his vow to hold a vote by the end of the week on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, saying he was the victim of open “floodgates of mud and muck.” “One thing we know for sure: The Senate will vote on Judge …

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Linsdey Graham: If Kavanaugh Is Voted Down, Trump Should Renominate Him After The Midterms [VIDEO]

“Here’s what I would tell the president: I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box. This good man should not be destroyed. If you legitimize this process by one vote short, we’ll be on to the next person. I’d hate to be the next person nominated. I would feel horrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh. So what …

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Kavanaugh Won’t Teach Harvard Law Class Next Year

The Harvard Crimson reports: Embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School in January, according to an email administrators sent to Law students Monday evening. “Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered,” Associate Dean …

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Damage Control: White House Issues Statements By Kavanaugh Pals Saying They Never Saw Him Black Out

Earlier today Glorious Leader disputed Brett Kavanaugh’s own sworn testimony before Congress by saying that the nominee has had “a little bit of difficulty with drinking.” Now comes the damage control: The White House on Monday blasted out two statements from men who attended college with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, both of whom claim they never saw Kavanaugh black …

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WH Authorizes FBI To Expand Kavanaugh Investigation

The New York Times reports: The White House has authorized the F.B.I. to expand its abbreviated investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long the review is finished by the end of the week, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday. The new directive came in the past …

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Trump: One Of My Only Good Traits Is I’ve Never Had A Glass Of Alcohol, What A Mess I Would Be [VIDEO]

“I was surprised at how vocal he was about the fact that he likes beer, and he’s had a little bit of difficulty, I mean he talked about things that happened when he drinks. This is not a man that said that he was perfect with respect to alcohol. I’m not a drinker and I can honestly say I never …

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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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