Tag Archives: SCOTUS

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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Bar Association Calls For Delaying Kavanaugh Vote

The New York Times reports: The American Bar Association called Thursday evening for postponing a vote on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court until sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford and others are investigated by the F.B.I. The request was made in a letter from the A.B.A.’s president, Robert M. Carlson, to the Senate Judiciary …

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LIVE VIDEO: Brett Kavanaugh Testifies On Allegations

A new thread for the second half of this exhausting day. Frank Bruni recaps for the New York Times: Christine Blasey Ford didn’t try to play it cool. She didn’t worry about being perfectly composed. When she needed caffeine, she asked for caffeine. When nerves got the better of her, she giggled nervously. She smiled at odd times, the way …

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Kavanaugh RAGES: This Is Revenge For The Clintons

“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups. This is a circus! The consequences will extend long …

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LIVE VIDEO: Kavanaugh And Ford Testify Before Senate

CNN reports: Christine Blasey Ford will air her allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh, and Kavanaugh will defend himself, as the nation watches Thursday’s extraordinary Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will attempt to convince majority Republicans to confirm him despite Ford’s allegation that he assaulted her as a teenager — and as other accusations …

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Third Kavanaugh Accuser Gives First Interview [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The third woman to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct said in her first on-camera interview that she believes the behavior she claims to have witnessed from him during the 1980s should disqualify him from serving on the Supreme Court. “He’s going to have that seat for rest of his life. If he’s gonna have that …

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BREAKING: Senate Probes Complaint From FOURTH Accuser, Woman Claims 1998 Assault By Kavanaugh

NBC News reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee is inquiring about at least one additional allegation of misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a letter obtained by NBC News and multiple people familiar with the process. According to an anonymous complaint sent to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Kavanaugh physically assaulted a woman he socialized with in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Rare Open Press Conference

CBS News reports: President Trump is holding a rare open-ended press conference in New York after the United Nations General Assembly. This comes as his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, faces increased scrutiny ahead of a Thursday hearing with one of his accusers. While Mr. Trump met with the world’s top leaders Wednesday, it was domestic politics that dominated headlines, …

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Christine Ford’s Polygraph Released: “No Deception”

Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford this afternoon released the results of the polygraph test she took in August of this year. Ford during the interview told the examiner that she was pulled into a room by either Kavanaugh or his friend Mark Judge during a Montgomery County, Md. party in the 1980s. She said Kavanaugh “got on top …

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Main Kavanaugh Backer Appears To Waffle On Support

Talking Points Memo reports: The chief counsel of the Judicial Crisis Network, which has run an aggressive and well-funded campaign in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, struggled on Wednesday to continue to support that confirmation in an interview just minutes after new allegations against Kavanaugh were revealed. “I think we have to look into this further, but …

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Dem Senator Files Lawsuit To Halt Confirmation Process

CBS News reports: Sen. Jeff Merkley filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, citing what he believes to be unconstitutional presidential interference. Merkley said via Twitter that he plans to sue President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The lawsuit argues that the Trump administration’s unprecedented withholding of substantial parts of Kavanaugh’s record has …

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Jeff Flake: We Owe Kavanaugh’s Accusers An Apology

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake just gave an emotional speech on the Senate floor in which he said that Kavanuagh’s accusers deserve an apology. “These people are not props for us to make our political points,” he said. Flake also went after Trump, saying, “I do not believe that a claim of sexual assault is invalid because a 15-year-old girl didn’t …

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Trump Attacks “Low-Life” Avenatti For First Time

Glorious Leader just tweeted an attack on Michael Avenatti in his first public mention of Avenatti’s name since the Stormy Daniels scandal broke way back in January. Meanwhile we just got this: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday said the latest sexual misconduct allegations made against him were “from the Twilight Zone” and never happened. “This is ridiculous and …

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Calls On Kavanaugh To Withdraw

Reuters reports: Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday called on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw in light of the sexual misconduct allegations against him, and said if he does not, an FBI investigation is needed before any Senate vote. “If our Republican colleagues proceed without an investigation, it would be a travesty for the honor of …

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Kavanaugh: I Drank And Wasn’t Perfect In High School

The Washington Post reports: Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh says he was “not perfect” in high school, drank beer with friends, but denies sexual assault. In his prepared testimony for Thursday’s Senate hearing, Brett M. Kavanaugh said he drank beer usually on weekends and “sometimes I had too many.” “In retrospect, I said and did things in high school that make …

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Kavanaugh Lawyer: The FBI Should Have Investigated Ford’s Claims Before They Were Revealed To The Press

The Rising reports: The counsel of the conservative organization representing Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday said that the FBI should have probed Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee before they were revealed to the press. “I agree, they should have investigated this,” Carrie Severino told Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton when asked why the FBI did …

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BREAKING: Avenatti Names Third Kavanaugh Accuser

NBC News reports: The lawyer Michael Avenatti on Wednesday identified another accuser of Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, Washington resident Julie Swetnick. Swetnick, in an affidavit posted online by Avenatti, claims that Kavanaugh, as a high school student in the early 1980s, with others spiked the drinks of girls at house parties with grain alcohol and/or drugs to “cause girls …

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