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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Brett Kavanaugh: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Brett Michael Kavanaugh is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump on July 9, 2018 and has served since October 6, 2018. He previously was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and worked as a staff lawyer for various offices of the federal government.


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Kavanaugh’s Opinion in Wisconsin Voting Case Raises Alarms Among Democrats

The Supreme Court justice’s suggestion that ballots arriving after Election Day could “flip the results” left voting rights activists concerned about how the court might rule in postelection.. - Published

Echoing Trump, Kavanaugh argues states have an interest in finalizing results on Election Day

Justice Kavanaugh's opinion comes as President Trump has complained about the length it could take to count all mail-in ballots. - Published

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Murkowski was the only Republican who did not support Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.
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Maine race key to flipping control of U.S. Senate

Sara Gideon was leading a local town council less than a decade ago, but the Democrat is tapping anger with President Donald Trump and Sen. Susan Collin's vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.. - Published

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings had. Here's why.

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings lacked the drama of Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings. Here's why. - Published

Trump on his treatment of Christine Blasey Ford at rally: "It doesn't matter. We won."

President Trump tells 60 Minutes if he hadn't made a speech in Mississippi in which he imitated Christine Blasey Ford, his Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, would not have been confirmed. When..
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Ginsburg's Death Could Lead to Conservative Lock on Supreme Court

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The death of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives President Donald Trump an opportunity to add another conservative to the bench and shift the powerful high court's ideological..
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Would Kavanaugh rule that Trump can't be indicted?

On CBS New's "The Takeout," Chief Counsel and Policy Director at the Judicial Crisis Network Carrie Severino takes a look at how Judge Brett Kavanaugh might handle a theoretical Trump indictment.
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Were the Kavanaugh documents Cory Booker released really "committee confidential?"

Democratic Senator Cory Booker released a batch of emails Thursday morning that were supposedly only for the eyes of the Senate Judiciary Committee. CBS News' Mola Lenghi reports from Washington, and..
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Women in Leadership Must Be Prepared to Face, and Fight, Sexism, Former Australian Leader Julia ...

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Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says women entering leadership roles should still be prepared to face sexism in 2020. Case in point: the reception Sen. Kamala Harris received in some..
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‘Nasty’, ‘Mean’, ‘Horrible’, ‘Disrespectful’: Trump unloads on Kamala Harris

‘nasty’, ‘mean’, ‘horrible’, ‘disrespectful’: trump unloads on kamala harris
WASHINGTON: US President led the Republican and rightwing attack on Democratic vice-presidential nominee on Tuesday, calling her “nasty” (repeatedly), “mean,” “horrible” and..
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Trump attacks Kamala Harris over Kavanaugh hearings in first remarks since she was named Biden's running mate

Trump's comments come after the Biden campaign announced Harris as his running mate this fall. - Published

Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh display independent streaks

Their independence has at times unnerved conservatives who cheered Gorsuch's nomination in 2017 and were optimistic about Kavanaugh's 18 months later. - Published

Supreme Court Elevates Abortion in Senate Campaigns

The court’s rejection of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s dissent, may create new challenges for Susan Collins and other Republican senators up for.. - Published

Facebook studied how it polarizes users, then ignored the research

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Democrats say Trump's pick for powerful U.S. court too inexperienced

A federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is too inexperienced to sit on a powerful federal appeals court in Washington,..
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Democrats opposed to Trump's pick for powerful federal court

A federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and ally of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is too inexperienced to sit on a powerful federal appeals court in..
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Biden's comments on Kavanaugh resurface as he faces his own sexual assault allegations

During Kavanaugh hearings, Biden said: "you've got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she's talking about is real." - Published

'Believe all women'? Now that Reade has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault, never mind.

Democrats who backed Christine Blasey Ford's story about Kavanaugh now suddenly shift because their preferred presidential candidate is threatened. - Published

Supreme Court gives environmentalists narrow win in water pollution case

The high court's four liberal justices were joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. - Published

Trump taps Kavanaugh ally for seat on influential appeals court

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced plans to nominate a vocal ally of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to an influential federal appeals court in Washington.
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Chief Justice John Roberts scolds Chuck Schumer for 'threatening statements' against Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

After the chief justice's statement, Sen. Schumer's office said the comments were "a reference to the political price" Senate Republicans would pay. - Published

Senator Schumer says Trump court appointees 'won't know what hit' them

Top U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer assailed President Donald Trump's two Supreme Court appointees on Wednesday, suggesting that Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch "won't know what hit" them if they..
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Deeply divided Supreme Court debates limits on abortion providers

The court's decision appeared to depend on how Chief Justice John Roberts, and perhaps Brett Kavanaugh, interpret the law's burdens and benefits. - Published

Weinstein, Cosby, Kavanaugh: You can put a number on how much these stories matter

The Monday and Tuesday after the Weinstein verdict was delivered, the National Sexual Assault Hotline experienced a 23% increase in call volume. - Published

Supreme Court denies new sentencing hearing for Arizona murderer

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the 5-4 opinion and was joined by the court's four other conservatives. The four liberal justices dissented. - Published

President Trump has one last chance to keep tax returns, financial records secret: the Supreme Court

Could Trump get a more friendly reception at the high court where Two of the nine justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, are his nominees? - Published

Face the Nation: David Rubenstein, Jon Meacham, Michael Duffy, Susan Page, Ruth Marcus

Missed the second half of the show? The latest on the billionaire philanthropist, David Rubenstein, a panel of authors discussing presidents and patriotism, and author Ruth Marcus on Brett Kavanaugh.
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Marcus: Brett Kavanaugh confirmation was "too big to fail" for Republicans

Author Ruth Marcus discuss the deeply contentious Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process and the triumph for Conservatives on Trump's Supreme Court.
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Kavanaugh saga's potential lasting impact on the nation

The Senate has voted to confirm Kavanaugh, but the nomination process roiled the country with division and at times evoked the worst in partisanship
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Protesters decry Kavanaugh at talk, show Blasey Ford video

Group Demand Justice shows up Kavanaugh's first speech since becoming a Supreme Court justice and beams video from his confirmation hearing outside
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U.S. Justice Kavanaugh upbeat in first major public speech

A gathering of conservative lawyers gave U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh a rapturous reception on Thursday for an upbeat speech in his first major public appearance since sexual misconduct..
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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh gets hero's welcome from conservative Federalist Society

A hero's welcome was delivered Thursday to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who addressed the Federalist Society a year after his confirmation. - Published

Protesters blare Christine Blasey Ford testimony and dress up as handmaids outside Kavanaugh speech

The scene outside the venue where Brett Kavanaugh was scheduled to give the keynote speech included protesters chanting and dressed as handmaids. - Published

U.S. impeachment hearing TV audience less than for Kavanaugh or Comey: Nielsen data

The first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attracted an estimated 13.8 million viewers across 10 broadcast and cable television networks,..
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U.S. Supreme Court divided on Mexican cross-border shooting dispute

Supreme Court justices appeared divided on whether to let foreigners bring civil rights lawsuits in U.S. courts as they considered a bid by a slain Mexican teenager's family to revive a lawsuit against..
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Lindsey Graham says Brett Kavanaugh hearing was 'defining moment' of Trump presidency

Graham said if Trump wins reelection in 2020 one of the main reasons will be because "people in the conservative world believe you fight for judges." - Published

Cornyn says Trump conflating probe into Russian meddling with investigation of possible collusion

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the new indictments in the Mueller probe and the road ahead for President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
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Sen. Thom Tillis "shocked" letter alleging Kavanaugh misconduct didn't come up during testimony

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, joins John Dickerson from a Red Cross shelter in Charlotte, North Carolina, to discuss Florence’s impact on the state and the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
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Rep. Trey Gowdy urges Senate to be "fair to the witness" in Kavanaugh, Ford hearings

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, says that both Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford will live with the consequences of this week’s public hearing for the rest of their lives.
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What are the repercussions of a potential Kavanaugh, Ford open hearing?

Amy Walter, Dan Balz, Seung Min Kim and Reihan Salam discuss the partisan tinge the Kavanaugh, Ford hearing will put on the #MeToo movement and the questions senators are preparing for the hearing.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Kavanaugh's history of "excessive drinking" relevant to FBI investigation

Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, joins John Dickerson to discuss the purpose of the FBI investigation.
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Face The Nation - Javad Zarif, Jan Crawford, Michael Lewis

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Collins: "Ranks right up there" with the hardest votes she's ever cast

Key swing vote Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" that her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court "ranks right up there" of the hardest votes she's ever..
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Will FBI investigation solve battle over Kavanaugh's confirmation?

Molly Ball, Michael Gerson and Jan Crawford join John Dickerson to discuss where the country is and is going after the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing.
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How does the Senate heal following the Kavanaugh confirmation battle?

Nancy Cordes, Seung Min Kim and John Harris join John Dickerson to discuss the state of the Senate following the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle and the consequences for the midterms in November.
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