Sheldon Whitehouse Follows Brett Kavanaugh Debts, Questions FBI Probe. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is not kidding about tracing how dark money has come to influence the selection of judges for the federal bench.
And now he’s found a big fish in a small barrel. From The Guardian: Among the concerns listed in Whitehouse’s letter to Garland are allegations that some witnesses who wanted to share their accounts with the FBI could not find anyone at the bureau who would accept their testimony and that it had not assigned any individual to accept or gather evidence. “This was unique behavior in my experience, as the Bureau is usually amenable to information and evidence; but in this matter the shutters were closed, the drawbridge drawn up, and there was no point of entry by which members of the public or Congress could provide information to the FBI,” Whitehouse said.
Susan WalshGetty Images Of course, this is of a piece with Whitehouse’s campaign to expose to daylight the money that fuels the conservative judicial assembly line. Charles P. ‘The ACA is safe’: Justice Kavanaugh shocks legal experts by suggesting he will save Obamacare. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday suggested that he could be the deciding vote in favor of saving former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
During oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, Kavanaugh hinted that the provision could be struck down without invalidating the entire law. “I tend to agree with you that this is a very straightforward case for severability under our precedents meaning that we would excise the mandate and leave the rest of the act in place,” Kavanaugh said. A Trained Pigeon. It’s proving difficult to stop thinking about the testimonies last week.
Four hours of questions to a citizen named Christine Blasey Ford. Four hours of questions, of a sort, to Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the second highest court in the United States. The woman lives quietly as a professor of psychology and surfer in Northern California. The man has never left Washington, DC, and helps decide the law of the land. The miserable anticipation before last Thursday depended on the “impression” Ford would make in repeating, before the country, the assertion that this judge—nominated to the Supreme Court—had once confined and sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and he was 17.
Kavanaugh Shows Us His Stuff (eww, gross!) “Small, unmarked, non-sequential bills.”
And that’s all you really need to know: Brett Kavanaugh, the virgin mayor of Keg City, was trying to do PR damage, but arguing to leave abortion open for another case, another day: Kavanaugh’s plan would have ensured the law — a credentialing mandate for doctors who perform abortions — would not go into immediate effect but also ensured that the justices would not have to put their own views on the line.The same would have been true in the fight between Trump and the US House of Representatives. Justice Roberts took ‘clear swipe’ at Kavanaugh in opinion siding with liberals in religion case: report. On Friday night, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in South Bay United Pentecostal Church v.
Newsom, holding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s restrictions on church gatherings are not a violation of religious liberty. Chief Justice John Roberts crossed over to join with the liberals for a 5-4 split. But the ruling was dramatic in a key way. Will Kavanaugh Give Trump the Power to Fire Anyone He Wants? Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands with President Trump during the Supreme Court justice’s ceremonial swearing-in on October 8, 2018.
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A few weeks before the 2016 election, Brett Kavanaugh, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, drew a lot of attention with a ruling concluding that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, conceived in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, was unconstitutional. The agency, in the judge’s view, was simply too powerful and Congress erred when making its director independent of, and unaccountable to, the president of the United States. That design, as conceived by lawmakers, served the purpose of insulating the CFPB from undue political influence — say, from a mercurial president who wanted to dictate policy that benefits businesses rather than consumers, or from someone who merely cared more about his own partisan interests. Did Judge Brett Kavanaugh Sexually Assault Dr. Christine Blasey Ford? - Statement Analysis®
In July 2018, President Donald Trump announced U.S.
Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be his U.S. Supreme Court pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Brett Kavanaugh Critiques Food Options On Supreme Court Cafeteria Menu. (Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images) When I arrived, I noticed the cafeteria did not serve pizza.
I thought, “What an outrage.” My legacy is secure. Why FBI Didn't Release Brett Kavanaugh Background Check Info. The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday filed a motion for summary judgment in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit aimed at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) controversial supplemental background check on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Now, that’s a mouthful of alphabet soup. So, here’s a bit a backstory. In October 2018, BuzzFeed News reporter and FOIA expert Jason Leopold filed FOIA requests for the following FBI documents: (1) “A copy of the final report sent to the White House and the Senate Judiciary Committee on either October 3 or October 4, 2018 on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh”; and (2) “All interview notes; investigative notes; FD-302s relating or referring to the FBI investigation into allegations leveled against Mr. Kavanaugh.” A month passed and the FBI produced zero responsive documents. DOJ court filing explains FBI’s reason for withholding information on Kavanaugh background check. The Kavanaugh impeachment payoff: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong. While it may seem like a lifetime ago this little-reported article came out in mid-July 2018: Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong.
Brett Kavanaugh And The De Minimis Lie. Justice Brett Kavanaugh If you lie about the small things, people can expect you to lie about the big things. That’s so generally true that I’m sure there’s an ABC after-school special about this moral lesson. The opposite is also largely true: if you lie about the big things, you will probably lie about the small things. Alleged attempted rapist Brett Kavanaugh lies about the big things. He lies about big things under oath. Pogrebin and Kelly: What We Found About Brett Kavanaugh. Keyser said she didn’t recognize Kavanaugh from high-school photos. She did recognize and remember Judge, whom she said she had dated once or twice and bumped into at a recovery meeting in Potomac in the mid-aughts.
It is possible that Ford’s account is wrong and that Keyser’s lack of recollection is proof of that. But experts say that many memories of insignificant people and places in our lives aren’t stored. In the months after the confirmation battle, Keyser continued to appear perturbed by her unexpected role in it, indicating in a text message to one of us late in March that she believed she was being surveilled at home, possibly by people related to the Kavanaugh matter.
We looked for the house where Ford alleges the assault happened; Ford has said it was located somewhere between hers, in Potomac, and the Columbia Country Club. Working with those parameters, we looked for family members whose house Judge might have accessed, with or without its inhabitants’ permission. Judiciary chairman throws cold water on Kavanaugh impeachment. The House Judiciary Committee is too tied up with "impeaching the president" to take immediate action on a potential investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Monday. "We have our hands full with impeaching the president right now and that's going to take up our limited resources and time for a while," Nadler said on WNYC when pressed by host Brian Lehrer. Story Continued Below It's a significant comment that comes even as advocates for formal impeachment proceedings against Trump have argued the Judiciary Committee is capable of juggling its Trump-focused investigations with other issues in its broad jurisdiction — including immigration and criminal justice policies.
Kavanaugh accused of more unwanted sexual contact by former classmate: report. Brett Kavanaugh Is a Liar—So Why Couldn’t Democrats Call Him One? The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Kavanaugh–Blasey Ford hearing perfectly illustrated the conundrum that we find ourselves in today. We teach our children to live by the core values of honesty, civility, respect, and fair play, and we do our best to live up to them ourselves. Yet it is our own adherence to these values that leaves us vulnerable to the campaign by Donald Trump and the Republican Party to destroy what remains of our democracy.1 It is no secret that—amid his whining, braggadocio, and staggering displays of self-pity—would-be Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly perjured himself.
Fact-checking articles in the days after the hearing identified well more than a dozen lies: lies about his high-school years, his college years, his drinking habits, his calendar, his yearbook, his judicial beliefs, the laws of Maryland, the testimony of his friends, and the meaning of words. Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg just applauded Brett Kavanaugh. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday applauded fellow Justice Brett Kavanaugh — whose confirmation process was marked by allegations of sexual assault — by remarking that her newest colleague’s hiring of four women law clerks means that more than half of the Supreme Court's law clerks will be women for the first time in U.S. history.
"There is a very important first on the Supreme Court this term, and it's thanks to our new justice, Justice Kavanaugh, whose entire staff is all women. All of his law clerks are women," she said on Tuesday while speaking to a packed auditorium at Georgetown University's Law School. Brett Kavanaugh joins with liberal Supreme Court judges to lambast a racist prosecutor. Brett Kavanaugh's Vote and Statement on Louisiana Abortion Law Shows He'll Disregard Supreme Court Precedent. Lawyer Writes Op-Ed About Complaint Against Brett Kavanaugh.
US judicial council tosses misconduct claims against Brett Kavanaugh. 2018 11 02 Kavanaugh Report. Kavanaugh once lobbied for judge now handling ethics complaints against him. Supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh once lobbied in support of a controversial judge who is now tasked with reviewing more than a dozen ethics complaints filed against him during his own confirmation process. Emails sent to the Senate judiciary committee and obtained by the Guardian show that beginning in 2001, Kavanaugh was involved in a high-stakes campaign to ensure that Timothy Tymkovich, another staunch conservative and a former Colorado solicitor general, would secure a lifetime appointment as a federal judge.
Kavanaugh, who was confirmed to the supreme court this month, worked on the judicial campaign in his role as a senior staff member for President George W Bush. Tymkovich was confirmed in 2003, after a long delay in the Senate. Pussy-Hat-Wearing Jeff Flake Spotted Protesting Outside Senate Ahead Of Voting Yes For Kavanaugh. Senator Feinstein Wondering If Now A Good Time To Disclose 7 Highly Credible Murder Allegations Against Kavanaugh She Received Weeks Ago.
WASHINGTON—Weighing the importance of the information against the potential political fallout, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) debated Friday whether or not now might be a prudent time to introduce into discussion the seven highly credible murder accusations against Brett Kavanaugh that were given to her in August. “Roughly five weeks ago, the family members of five slain women and two men presented me with dozens of file boxes full of concrete, corroborated evidence that Kavanaugh was personally and solely responsible for the deaths, and I’m now experiencing a strong feeling that maybe the other Senators, the media, and the American public should know,” said Feinstein, who also disclosed that dozens of people had come forward with information further connecting Kavanaugh to a string of brutal stranglings committed from 1986 to 2011, but had been turned away over concerns that it wasn’t relevant to the confirmation process. Kavanaugh Claims He Never Committed Sexual Assault As It Will Be Defined After Future Supreme Court Case.
SNL Skewers Susan Collins Over Kavanaugh: You Believe Women ‘Until It’s Time to Stop’ Rachel Mitchell's Former Colleague Calls Kavanaugh Memo 'Absurd' Here is what it would take to impeach Brett Kavanaugh if he's confirmed to the Supreme Court. In a Culture of Privilege and Alcohol at Yale, Her World Converged With Kavanaugh’s. On a liberal campus known for its scholarship, the DKEs stood out for their hard partying and, some women students claimed, misogyny. - The Washington Post. Why Everyone Should Oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation.
According to some, there is no good reason to oppose Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. He is experienced, credentialed, and intelligent. He is “an avid consumer of legal scholarship.” He is a reliable participant in carpools. He generously refrains from committing sex crimes against his female clerks. (“These days the press is full of stories about powerful men exploiting or abusing female employees. How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying. McConnell: FBI report on Kavanaugh won't get public release. The FBI’s final report from its misconduct inquiry into Brett Kavanaugh will be available to senators only, not the public, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday. McConnell's avowal that "only senators will be allowed to look at" the FBI's final findings came as Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) pressed for the public release of a redacted version of the FBI report.
But Republicans are worried about breaking precedent by releasing such information, which will be made available before the Senate votes this week on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, according to GOP leaders. BUSTED: Brett Kavanaugh lied about 'busting tail' to get into Yale with 'no connections' Kavanaugh classmate wants to help prove Deborah Ramirez’s accusations — but the FBI won’t listen.
About Justice #GangBang’s Oath… Do you promise to tell the truth… (image courtesy of Dr. Zaius of Zaius Nation fame) Kavanaugh Sobering Up After 35-Year Bender Shocked To Find Out He’s Supreme Court Nominee. Brett Kavanaugh Gives Calendar to Senate Judiciary Committee to Refute Christine Blasey Ford Sexual Assault Allegation. - The Washington Post. New accuser says Kavanaugh targeted girls for sexual assault - Axios. Renate Schroeder Dolphin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Hold Kavanaugh to His Own Standard for Bill Clinton, and Take Him Apart Piece by Painful Piece.
Woman who signed letter supporting Kavanaugh finds out he degraded her in school yearbook: report. - The Washington Post. The 'carpool dad', the 'frat boy' and the #MeToo culture war. Kavanaugh and Friends Boasted About Conquests in Yearbook. Brett Kavanaugh's New Defense on Fox News: I Was a Virgin. Kavanaugh Packing Gun At Congressional Hearing In Case Parkland Father Tries To Shake His Hand Again.
Kamala Harris Knew Exactly Who Kavanaugh Talked To At Kasowitz Law Firm When She Grilled Him. PERJURY? Sen. Leahy Proves Kavanaugh Used Stolen Dem Documents. Kamala Harris Challenges Brett Kavanaugh With Mueller Probe Question. Did Zina Bash Flash A White Supremacist Sign Behind Kavanaugh For The World To See? MSNBC's Donny Deutsch says Kavanaugh confirmation would be 'suicidal' for GOP. Here’s why the allegation against Kavanaugh is credible: He’s smeared and attacked women before. Koch Brothers Furious Kavanaugh Never Disclosed That Nation Might Care About Sexual Abuse. Kavanaugh On Sexual Assault Allegations: ‘I Miss High School’
The Case For And Against Confirming Brett Kavanaugh. The Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Are About To Get Very Rough. Here is how Brett Kavanaugh misrepresented his own opinions to the Senate Judiciary Committee. - The Washington Post. Intercept Report Reveals Senate Ignored Federal Court Employees Willing to Testify Against Kavanaugh. Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years, by His Yale Classmate Deborah Ramirez.
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