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Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax

Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax

The D.C. Circuit forwarded the complaints to Roberts for transfer to another court after concluding the complaints should not be handled by the court where Kavanaugh had served, according to the Post.

The new justice dived into his new job, asking a handful of questions in the first arguments of the day following a traditional welcome from Chief Justice John Roberts, who wished Kavanaugh "a long and happy career in our common calling". Garland had been nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, but Senate Republicans never acted on the nomination.

"There is nothing that a judicial council could do at this point", said Arthur Hellman, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh and expert on the operation of federal courts.

In a letter addressed to Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich, the chief circuit judge of the Denver-based 10th Circuit, Roberts said he had selected the court to review the identified complaints and "any pending or new complaints related to the same subject matter".

Henderson said in a press release earlier this month that the misconduct claims were filed after Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, which began on September 4.




Newly sworn-in Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing two hot-button issues in his first case on the bench: Criminal sentencing and gun control.

At the time, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the American people should have a say in the direction of the court, meaning no judge should be confirmed until a new president is elected. They only "seek investigations. of the public statements he has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court", Henderson said in a statement.

Steve Petteway/Supreme Court of the United States. Any member of the public can file a misconduct claim against a judge on the circuit where he sits, she noted.

This means that the complaints made against him are effectively confidential and can be dismissed without releasing the details of the complaints to the public.