Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

Ronald Pratt
October 11, 2018

Kavanaugh will emerge Tuesday morning from behind the courtroom's red velvet curtains and take his seat alongside his eight colleagues.

With police standing by, a handful of protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building, holding signs saying "Shame" and "He sits on a throne of lies", while chanting, "This isn't over, we're still here".

The tone inside the courtroom was collegial, in contrast to the venom of Kavanaugh's confirmation fight.

"We wish you a long and happy career in our common calling", Roberts told Kavanaugh, who could serve for decades in the lifetime job.

Kavanaugh's confirmation was thrown in disarray by Sen.

Trump sees his success in getting Kavanaugh onto the court-tilting the crucial body to the right for potentially years to come-as one of the major successes of his two-year administration.

"No one who felt the force of that anger could possibly believe that Kavanaugh might actually be a detached and impartial judge". Gorsuch responded with a faux grimace of pain.

Democrats who vowed to impeach Brett Kavanaugh even before he was sworn in as associate justice of the Supreme Court will have to contend with the Constitution, points out Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz.

The justices then heard arguments in a series of cases about prison terms for repeat offenders and what constitutes a "violent felony" that would open up recidivists to more serious sentences.

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Feinstein says: "Dr. Blasey Ford knows I kept her confidence, she and her lawyers said so repeatedly".

Trump has now put his stamp on the court with his second justice in as many years.

The clerks are Kim Jackson, who previously worked for Kavanaugh on the federal appeals court in Washington, Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy and Sara Nommensen.

"But the President's been true to form", she continued. The focus group was conducted on the evening of October 5th, after Manchin had announced he would be supporting Kavanaugh's nomination.

Opinion polls show Democratic voters are more enthusiastic about voting in the congressional elections, but Republicans have narrowed the gap in recent weeks and are using the Kavanaugh battle to try to get their voters excited about turning out.

This "speaking truth to power" line has been spoken in reference to Anita Hill, the woman who accused SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment back in 1991; Hill has now had an HBO movie and a documentary glorify her testimony. None of the witnesses the women said would corroborate their claims did so, and Kavanaugh passionately denied the allegations.

He later expressed regret over some of his comments. "I will work very hard to achieve that goal", Kavanaugh said.

A White House ceremony was held Monday night, in which President Trump erroneously said that Kavanaugh had been "proven innocent" of sexual-assault allegations levied at him by Christine Blasey Ford.

"If an opening comes in the previous year of President Trump's term, and the primary process has started, we'll wait until the next election", Graham said in remarks at the Atlantic Festival last week.