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Brett Kavanaugh spent a collegial first day on the bench as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday that contrasted sharply with the venom of his confirmation process, taking an active role in arguments alongside his eight new colleagues.

Susan Collins of ME was among the senators who new Justice Brett Kavanaugh singled out for "special gratitude" Monday evening during his ceremonial swearing in to the Supreme Court at the White House. "And with that, I must state that, you sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent".

In her letter nominating Dr. Ford, Jennifer Ho, a professor of English at UNC, said the former alumna's testimony "was something that was extraordinary in how ordinary it was: she told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh". The US Supreme Court is supposed to be a sacred institution impervious to partisan politics but the newly confirmed justice Brett Kavanaugh gives the court its staunchest conservative majority in decades.

Here's the first question Kavanaugh asked the counsel for Denard Stokeling, referencing the 2010 case Johnson v. It comes just in time to motivate evangelicals and social conservatives to turn out to vote in November elections that will determine control of Congress.

"Sixty-two percent of Republicans are more likely to vote because of the Kavanaugh controversy, compared to 54 percent of Democrats and 46 percent of voters not affiliated with either major political party", Rasmussen Reports said in making its results public Wednesday.

Trump has also blasted the "paid protesters" and "elevator screamers" opposing Kavanaugh. Americans opposed his confirmation 51 percent to 41 percent, according to a CNN poll conducted October 4-7.

Kavanaugh's nomination was thrown into jeopardy when university research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford came forward with accusations that he had sexually assaulted her when they were teens in the Washington area.




The high court now has five conservative justices and four liberals.

Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley says that if he's still chairman in 2020, the Senate will not move to fill any potential vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. By comparison, fewer Democrats (48%) are Very Angry about the Senate's treatment of Ford; 28% of GOP voters and 30% of unaffiliateds agree.

DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, ... Those center on which kinds of crimes trigger mandatory prison terms under the Armed Career Criminal Act.

President Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that the American public wouldn't put up with an attempt to unseat Kavanaugh. On the Supreme Court, I will seek to be a force for stability and unity.

In a ceremony that could have been a unifying moment for the nation, Trump instead delivered remarks that even he acknowledged began "differently than perhaps any other event of such magnitude". They took their oaths at the court in ceremonies that were televised live.

"They've gone so far left that they consider Pocahontas to be a rational person", Trump said, referencing "the Dems". The president later hosted a reception at the White House for Sotomayor, as he did a year later with Kagan.

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