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Brett Kavanaugh Has Been Confirmed To The Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh Has Been Confirmed To The Supreme Court

Senators are seated at their desks for the vote.

Kavanaugh, a judge on the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, clerked for Justice Kennedy and has written dozens of opinions cited by the Supreme Court.

"Today's vote to confirm him will do lasting damage to the integrity of the Court, as well as the American people's trust in its institutions to do the right thing".

Some 164 people were arrested, most for demonstrating on the Capitol steps, 14 for disrupting the Senate's roll call vote.

Amid tighter-than-usual security, hundreds of protesters against Kavanaugh assembled on the grounds of the Capitol and at the Supreme Court.

The crowds outside the court have been chanting "Vote them out!"

Demonstrators block the main entrance door as they take the steps of the US Supreme Court protesting the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018.

And Trump told Kansas rallygoers that he will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Kavanaugh at the White House Monday evening.

Shortly after the vote, President Donald Trump applauded the Senate for confirming his "GREAT NOMINEE".

Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court on a final vote of 50 to 48. He said the demonstrations had helped bolster support for Kavanaugh, and will energise Republican voters in next month's election.

Though she knew Kavanaugh's chances of confirmation would be high when she arrived Saturday, Piper said, she still felt a sense of optimism. Some disrupted the vote in the Senate chambers.




Significantly more vulnerable is North Dakota Democratic Sen.

Acrimonious to the end, the battle featured a climactic roll call that was interrupted several times by protesters in the Senate Gallery before Capitol Police removed them. At the hastily convened second hearing that also featured accuser Christine Blasey Ford, he furiously and at-times emotionally denied the claims and attacked Democrats and left-wing activists for their handling of the allegations.

He also took indirect aim at the women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, praising the "incredible Republican senators for refusing to back down in the face of the Democrats' shameless campaign of political and personal destruction". But he said that after factoring in the Federal Bureau of Investigation report, "I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution".

Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

"Yet, Senate Republicans chose to send a clear message to all women: do not speak out, and if you do? do not expect to be heard, believed or respected", she said.

Republican Senator Deb Fischer described Kavanaugh as "one of the most thoughtful, pre-eminent judges in our nation".

Moran said he reviewed the FBI's most recent background investigation and said no witnesses interviewed by the FBI corroborated the allegations against Kavanaugh.

Democratic Senator Edward Markey countered, saying Kavanaugh has been a "rubber stamp for a far right-wing agenda". Fox News' polling shows Republican challenger Kevin Cramer now leading by 12 points (53-41 percent). Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who announced Friday morning her intentions to vote "no, ' voted "present.' Murkowski opted to "pair" her vote with Sen".

The rare procedural manoeuvre left Mr Kavanaugh with the same two-vote margin he would have had if Ms Murkowski and Mr Daines had both voted.

In 1881, Justice Stanley Matthews prevailed in a vote of 24-23.

Under pressure following those allegations, Judiciary Committee member Sen.


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