Skip to comments.Roberts refers judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado
Posted on 10/10/2018 5:25:16 PM PDT by tkocur
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday referred more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints filed recently against Brett M. Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado.
The 15 complaints, related to statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings, were initially filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served for the last 12 years before his confirmation Saturday to the Supreme Court.
The allegations center on whether Kavanaugh was dishonest and lacked judicial temperament during his Senate testimony, according to people familiar with the matter.
Last month, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asked Roberts to refer the complaints to another appeals court for review after determining that they should not be handled by judges who served with Kavanaugh on the D.C. appellate court.
In a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Roberts said he selected the court in Colorado to accept the transfer and to exercise the powers of a judicial council with respect to the identified complaints and any pending or new complaints relating to the same subject matter.
[D.C. Circuit sent complaints about Kavanaughs testimony to Chief Justice Roberts]
The Denver-based appeals court is led by Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich, the former solicitor general of Colorado who was nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush. The 10th Circuit handled another recent judicial misconduct case from Washington involving the former chief judge of the District Court.
It is unclear what will come of the review by the 10th Circuit. The judiciarys rules on misconduct do not apply to Supreme Court justices, and the 10th Circuit could decide to dismiss the complaints as moot now that Kavanaugh has joined the high court.
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The timing is suspicious
Roberts is Deep State, isn’t he?
After his Obamacare vote, I will NEVER trust Roberts. NEVER.
No information on the identity of complainants.
Don't forget the legal contortions he performed in order to foist Obamacare on the American People.
This is the left doing. File complaints and hope it sticks or at least has the appearance of corruption so as to maybe impeach him if they take the House or bare minimum have a see we told you so that hes corrupt and must have a asterisk
No. He did the right thing.
Who has standing to file the complaints?
Who filed the complaints?
>> should not be handled by judges who served with Kavanaugh on the D.C. appellate court.
Afraid of the Democrat thugs
my initial reaction is to laugh....Too late :)
Who is this bone head?
We want to make sure WE never do anything like this to the "loyal opposition", because we're BETTER THAN THAT, right?
He should have filed them in the trash.
Roberts is comprised they have something very big on him. He totally reversed himself on Obongo care.
Are there any “journalists” more biased than Tom “should be” Hamburger and Anne Marimow?
A harmless move, as there is no way a lower court could bind SCOTUS to anything.
Nice to know. Thanks.
“and the 10th Circuit could decide to dismiss the complaints as moot now that Kavanaugh has joined the high court.”
If I’m reading this right, Roberts punted this matter to the 10th Circuit who can’t do squat about this. The keyword is “moot.”
Looks good to me, but prepare the fainting couches for all the FR weenies who are about to pile into this thread and declare that we’re DOOOOMED!
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