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Source: Reuters

Reluctant U.S. Supreme Court on collision course with Trump

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

The U.S. Supreme Court’s reluctance to take up new cases on volatile social issues is putting it on a collision course with President Donald Trump, whose Justice Department is trying to rush such disputes through the appeals system to get them before the nine justices as quickly as possible.

While Trump has suffered a series of setbacks in lower federal courts since taking office last year, he has collected major victories at the Supreme Court.

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Source: CBS News

In first public comments in 3 months, Christine Blasey Ford presents award to abuse survivor

Thursday 09:55 GMT

Speaking publicly for the first time since she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, Christine Blasey Ford presented Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year award to Larry Nassar abuse survivor Rachael Denhollander.

She said, "Words are not adequate to thank all of you who supported me since I came forward to tell the Senate that I had been sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh."

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Source: The Guradian

Judicial council tosses misconduct claims against Brett Kavanaugh

Today 07:00 GMT

The judges said the complaints of misconduct, including accusations that Kavanaugh made false, unduly partisan and disrespectful statements to senators, must be dismissed because he has been confirmed to the supreme court and the federal law governing judicial conduct applies only to lower court judges.

Scores of complaints accusing US supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh of improperly conducting himself during his contentious Senate confirmation process have been thrown out by a panel of eight federal judges.

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Source: Global News

83 ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed because he’s now a Supreme Court judge

Today 07:00 GMT

Scores of ethics complaints against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh have been dismissed because they were filed before he assumed his current position in the apex court, a panel of judges has announced.

“Today’s decision underscores the need for the Supreme Court to adopt its own code of conduct or for the Congress to write one if the justices cannot be bothered,” said Gabe Roth of Fix the Court.

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