DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court

Mr Trump has defended his pick again
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11 October, 2018

It will be a moment that conservatives have dreamed of for decades, with five solidly conservative justices on the bench.

The Republican party raised a total of $5.7 million from Sept. 30 to October 5, compared to $4.38 million raised by the DCCC from the end of September to October 5, which is the day Kavanaugh secured the votes in the Senate to be confirmed. He said the high court "is not a partisan or political institution" and assured he took the job with "no bitterness".

During the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland by Obama in 2016, Republicans argued that the next president should be the one to choose who the next nominee would be for the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

US President Donald Trump apologised to Mr Brett Kavanaugh for the bitter battle over his confirmation to the Supreme Court and declared him "innocent" of the sexual assault allegations that almost derailed his nomination.

"The answer to your question is we will see if there's a vacancy in 2020", McConnell said. With courtroom security tight, there were no disruptions by protesters during the arguments, as there had been during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. But the justices, who often highlight their efforts to work together as a collegial body, are likely to focus on the cases before them. The public was not as supportive as Republicans had hoped.

After the allegations against Kavanaugh were scrutinized, principled Americans saw that it was wrong to presume Kavanaugh guilty without evidence and permit the Democrats to assassinate his character.

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ActBlue - an online fundraising platform for Democrats - raised almost $10 million on October 5 - the day the Senate held a procedural vote on moving Kavanaugh's nomination forward - and another $9 million on October 6, the day the upper chamber formally confirmed him.

Mr Kavanaugh moved to the Supreme Court after spending 12 years as a judge on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, building a conservative judicial record.

And on Monday evening he was the guest of honour at a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologise to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at a White House ceremonial swearing in ceremony of Kavanaugh.

According to former White House Chief Advisor Steve Bannon, the experience "has united the establishment and the far right for the first time in years". He has also been preparing for arguments this week.

After an extra Federal Bureau of Investigation probe - which media reports say was drastically curtailed by the White House - also found nothing new, Kavanaugh was finally voted into the coveted post. Steve Daines' absent vote (he was attending his daughter's wedding in Montana that day). Kavanaugh officially became a member of the high court Saturday. He will take notes for the justices when they meet for private conferences. Yet, the Iowa Republican has notably declined to shut the door to a potential switch to the Finance Committee next year.


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