Kavanaugh does not belong on Supreme Court, says retired justice Stevens
07 October, 2018, 14:33 | Author: Essie Rivera
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administered the Constitutional Oath and retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath in a private ceremony later today in the Justices' Conference Room at the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh and California professor Christine Blasey Ford both testified in front of the Judiciary Committee on September 27 after Ford came forward with an allegation of sexual assault against the judge.
Stevens said "there's merit" to the criticism that the testimony demonstrated a potential for political bias "and I think the senators should really pay attention to that".
"The complaints do not pertain to any conduct in which Judge Kavanaugh engaged as a judge", Henderson said in a statement.
"I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said".
Sotomayor was nominated to the court in 2009 by President Barack Obama, who nominated Kagan the following year.
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He also reiterated that United Nations sanctions on North Korea should "continue to remain in place" until it denuclearises. Nuclear diplomacy later stalled due to suspicions over how honest North Korea is about its disarmament pledge, but U.S.
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White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Trump administration was "fully confident" Kavanaugh had the necessary support. Flake, Collins and Murkowski all have criticized Trump for mocking Ford at a political rally in MS on Tuesday.
By the time of his retirement in 2010, Stevens had served on the Court longer than all by two justices in the nation's history and rose to lead the Court's left-wing faction, despite having been appointed by Republican president Gerald Ford.
"At that time, I thought he had definitely the qualifications to sit on the Supreme Court and should be confirmed if he was ever selected". Wrapping up, Stevens says that Senators need to be aware of Kavanaugh's partisan attitudes and that it would be unhealthy to bring on a judge that would "only do a part-time job".
Stevens said he, too, has come to believe that Kavanaugh, a USA appellate judge, "demonstrated a potential bias involving enough potential litigants before the (high) court that he would not be able to perform his full responsibilities".
The 98-year-old, since retiring, called for the repeal of the Second Amendment in a New York Times op-ed earlier this year. Nine others were arrested on the fourth floor of Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gather at the Hart Senate Office Building atrium on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegations later in the hearing, calling the hearing a "circus" and sparring with Democrats as they questioned him about his drinking and character.
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In the phone call, Netanyahu also said he told Putin that Israel would continue to protect its security and interests. Israel maintains that indiscriminate fire from Syrian forces was to blame for the incident.
The nomination has become a politically explosive issue ahead of November 6 elections, when control of Congress is at stake. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said each senator will get a copy of the FBI's report on its investigation.
Chief priest Kandararu Rajeevararu told The Hindu that there had never been any blanket ban on women's entry to Sabarimala. In fact, this primary function of the apex court is enshrined in Article 32 of the Constitution.
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North Korea's foreign minister says continued United States sanctions on Pyongyang are deepening mistrust in his country. Kim and Trump are actively planning a second summit, but there are still signs that the talks haven't advanced.
Judge is a boyhood friend of Kavanaugh who has written a book describing the debauchary of his high school years. Republicans plan to vote on Kavanaugh less than 24 hours later on Friday, though that could be postponed .
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She indirectly criticized Trump last week after he questioned why Ford didn't report her assault decades ago. Kavanaugh, testifying hours later, said he was "100 percent" certain that he was innocent of the accusation.