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Source: Fox News

President Trump apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh and his family at ceremonial swearing-in as Supreme Court justice

08-Oct-2018

Speaking at a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House Monday evening, President Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family "on behalf of the nation" for the "campaign of political and personal destruction" he endured during his confirmation process, saying it violated "every notion of fairness, decency, and due process."

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Source: The Week

Undermining the Supreme Court is incredibly dangerous

09-Oct-2018

Indeed, a conservative Supreme Court hasn't always been deferential to the judgments of elected officials — witness, as a prime example, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Roberts Court back in 2013.

Now that Brett Kavanaugh has been appointed to the court after a long and incredibly messy confirmation process, some have suggested this is the moment the institution loses its standing in the eyes of the American public.

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Source: The Week

The partisan hackery of the Supreme Court

09-Oct-2018

The mask has finally slipped, and the Supreme Court has once and for all been revealed as nothing but a partisan political machine.

If there's a silver lining to be found, it's that Kavanaugh's elevation to the court, in spite of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, and a demonstrable pattern of lying under oath, may finally destroy the Supreme Court's last vestiges of nonpartisan legitimacy.

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Source: CBS News

Brett Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Wednesday 20:03 GMT

Following weeks of contentious debate over sexual assault allegations, Tuesday marked Brett Kavanaugh's first full day as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation, the Associated Press reports.

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Source: CTV

Chretien slams Canada's judicial appointments process

Thursday 21:51 GMT

In the wake of the controversial appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, former prime minister Jean Chretien issued harsh criticism of Canada’s own, recently changed, judicial appointments process.

He was referring to the changes the current Liberal government made to the judicial appointments process in early 2017, when the Liberals decided to deploy Judicial Advisory Committees to decide who will fill the many vacancies on Canada’s benches.

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Grassley, on heels of Kavanaugh confirmation, pushes dozens of judicial nominees

Friday 18:13 GMT

A tweet from Grassley, R- Iowa, on Thursday came just hours after the committee cleared eight more judicial nominees to the full Senate ,and puts Democrats in a bind over whether to stay in Washington to fight the confirmations or head out on the campaign trail to defend vulnerable seats ahead of the midterms.

Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants the upper house to stay in session until all of the 49 currently pending judicial appointments are confirmed.

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Christopher Scalia: Lessons from the Kavanaugh chaos -- What my father, Justice Antonin Scalia, would have thought

Friday 18:13 GMT

I’ve frequently been asked in the past few weeks what my father, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, would think about the contentious battle just waged over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the nation’s highest court.

He knew that persuading people to this way of thinking would help return the judicial branch to its proper status as what Hamilton famously called “the least dangerous branch” and help subdue the intensity of the nomination process.


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