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  • Gillibrand wanted to destroy Kavanaugh's career but ignored sexual misconduct in her office

    03/14/2019 12:15:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13 2019 | Marc Thiessen
    In April 2018, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urged Senate leaders to pass her bipartisan Congressional Harassment Reform Act. "Congress has a sexual harassment problem -- and isn't taking it seriously," Gillibrand wrote in Fortune magazine. "If we can't clean up our own act, how can anyone expect Congress to do the right thing for victims and survivors in the rest of the country? Congress has to do better. I believe that elected officials should be held to the highest ethical standard -- not the lowest." Just a few months later, when a woman in her own office reported that a married...
  • Jussie Smollett Insisted Brett Kavanaugh Did Not Deserve Presumption of Innocence

    02/21/2019 2:12:08 PM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    With the arrest Thursday morning of Empire star Jussie Smollett, the actor’s defense team put out a statement celebrating the fact that he was afforded the “presumption of innocence” like any other citizen. But last, year Smollett himself insisted that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was guilty until proven innocent. Jussie Smollett turned himself in early on Thursday morning, and the Chicago Police processed him into the system. Concurrent with his arrest, the actor’s team put out a statement reasserting Smollett’s “presumption of innocence” and slamming the Chicago Police for “leaking” information about the investigation to the press. “Like any...
  • Democrats take aim at Trump nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on D.C. Court

    02/05/2019 7:28:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 5, 2019 | by Leigh Ann Caldwell (D-NBC)
    President Donald Trump's pick to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to face tough questioning from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday over what they say is a career of advocating an expansive view of presidential power and working on the widespread rollback of regulations. If confirmed, Neomi Rao would sit on one of the most important courts in the country and one that acts as a springboard to the Supreme Court. Her confirmation hearing Tuesday provides Democrats with the opportunity to press the nominee about her views on the environment, affirmative action,...
  • Justin Fairfax’s Accuser Hires Christine Blasey Ford’s Law Firm

    02/05/2019 6:46:39 AM PST · by maggief · 55 replies
    Reuters via Daily Beast ^ | February 5, 2019 | Reuters / Aaron Bernstein
    The woman who has apparently accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 20 years ago has hired the same law firm that represented Christine Blasey Ford in her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh ahead of his Supreme Court nomination, NPR reports. (snip) The woman making the accusation has now retained Katz, Marshall, and Banks, and the Washington, D.C.-based firm is now advising her attorneys about what steps to take next.
  • Demonizing White Men

    01/30/2019 5:47:51 AM PST · by Perseverando · 67 replies
    Town Hall ^ | January 30, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Rush Limbaugh's December 2018 Limbaugh Letter has an article titled "Demonizing White Men." It highlights -- with actual quotations from people in the media, academia and the political and entertainment arenas -- the attack on white men as a class. You can decide whether these statements are decent, moral or even sensible. Should we support their visions? Don Lemon, a CNN anchorman, said, "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." Steven Clifford, former...
  • Lindsey Graham Needs To Pursue Those Who Lied During The Kavanaugh Debacle

    01/25/2019 2:26:27 PM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 25, 2019 | Margot Cleveland
    Since taking over three weeks ago as chairman for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham has already staked out several key priorities for the committee. The list will please conservatives: confirm more judges and investigate the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI for their handling of the Russia collusion investigation, the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and the use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to obtain a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign aid Carter Page. Yet Graham has so far omitted an equally significant area of inquiry for the Senate Judiciary Committee: the possible criminal conduct undertaken to...
  • Judicial Watch: Senate Ethics Committee Gives Sen. Cory Booker a Pass for Purposely Violating...

    01/23/2019 11:31:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Senate Ethics Committee Gives Sen. Cory Booker a Pass for Purposely Violating Rules to Try to Torpedo Kavanaugh Nomination (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics has refused to take action against Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who admitted to willfully violating Senate rules by releasing confidential records regarding then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time as a White House counsel. The documents were marked “Committee confidential,” meaning they were not for public distribution. Judicial Watch’s September 2018 complaint to the chairman and co-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee...
  • Covington Catholic Is the Terrible Sequel to the Kavanaugh Case

    01/23/2019 7:46:12 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | January 22, 2019 | David French
    Over the last 72 hours, I’ve been asking myself a simple question: What would happen if a group of Black Israelites had spent an hour taunting my son’s high-school football team? How would they have reacted if a Native American elder had walked into their midst – apparently not saying anything intelligible to them, but rather banging a drum and chanting inches from one kid’s face. Would they have thought that was an effort at “peacemaking,” or just more taunting? What would they have said if some of the people walking with that elder had yelled insults at them? I...
  • Now The Democrats Want To Impeach Brett Kavanaugh

    01/23/2019 7:19:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    As John Sexton pointed out a couple of days ago, Colorado freshman Congressman Joe Neguse (D) is on the Judiciary Committee in the House and is wasting no time trying to move the liberal agenda forward. His chosen issue is to launch an investigation into the confirmation process of Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh because there’s “no question” in Neguse’s mind that he committed perjury by lying during Senate questioning.Despite not offering any specific proof that Kavanaugh knowingly lied under oath, Neguse seems to be skipping over the muss and fuss of holding hearings and going straight to...
  • Democrat On House Judiciary Committee Says They Will Investigate Justice Kavanaugh For Perjury

    01/21/2019 5:48:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2019 | John Sexton
    Rep. Joe Neguse is a freshman Democrat from Colorado. Last Friday, Rep. Neguse held a small meet-and-greet with Colorado residents where he was asked, “Looking ahead at the whole impeachment thing, do you see Kavanaugh as like a key part of that?” The man asking the question added, “Are you going to try to use his perjury against him?”Rep. Neguse replied, “So I think that’s another thing that will come up before the judiciary committee.” He continued, “There’s no question that he committed perjury, right? In the last…during the confirmation hearings and so forth. So I think the judiciary...
  • Roberts, Leader of Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority, Fights Perception That It is Partisan

    12/23/2018 5:23:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    MSN NYTimes ^ | December 23, 2018
    In his first 13 years on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s main challenge was trying to assemble five votes to move the court to the right though there were only four reliably conservatives justices. Now he faces a very different problem. With the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and his replacement by Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, the chief justice has the votes he needs on issues like abortion, racial discrimination, religion and voting. At the same time, he has taken Justice Kennedy’s place as the swing vote at the court’s ideological center, making him the...
  • Federal Panel Of Judges Dismisses All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

    12/19/2018 6:38:39 AM PST · by blueyon · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/18/18 | Nina Totenberg
    A specially appointed federal panel of judges has dismissed all 83 ethics complaints brought against Justice Brett Kavanaugh regarding his conduct at his confirmation hearings. The judges concluded that while the complaints "are serious," there is no existing authority that allows lower court judges to investigate or discipline Supreme Court justices. The complaints against Kavanaugh ranged from allegations that he had misled the Senate about some of his activities in the George W. Bush White House to his angry, partisan statements in denying charges of sexual assault in high school.
  • Ethics Group Slams Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris for Brett Kavanaugh Fundraising

    12/17/2018 9:19:16 PM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/2018 | Kyle Morris
    The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) has released its list of Worst Ethics Violators of 2018, which includes 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Both Harris and Warren used their opposition of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court as an opportunity to fundraise, according to FACT. The two Democratic Senators sent out emails claiming that the donation played a vital role in battling his confirmation. Shortly thereafter, FACT filed an ethics complaint against both senators. Warren was caught off guard during a televised debate when her opponent mentioned that she was under...
  • Dr. Christine Blasey Ford presents SI's Inspiration of the Year Award

    12/16/2018 7:44:11 AM PST · by Baynative · 74 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 12/11/18 | video
    Christine Blasey-Fraud is out there trying to remain relevant. But whatdaya know, she doesn't talk like a high school cheer leader any more.
  • Chief justice of California Supreme Court quits GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation

    12/14/2018 11:06:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark (D-NBC)
    Chief Justice of California Tani Cankil-Sakauye has reportedly renounced her Republican Party registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, citing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cankil-Sakauye made the comments in a phone interview on Thursday to CALmatters, a nonprofit news organization, saying that she had been thinking about Kavanaugh's September confirmation hearing. "I’ve been thinking about it for some time," Cankil-Sakauye said of her decision. She said that she spoke with her husband and friends about the hearing and their conclusion was that "you didn’t leave the party - the party left you." “I felt compelled to make a choice...
  • Christine Blasey Ford makes first public statement since Kavanaugh hearing

    12/12/2018 4:14:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2018 | Michelle Robertson
    Christine Blasey Ford made her first public remarks since her September testimony at the Senate hearing of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. During a Monday ceremony, Blasey Ford introduced Rachael Denhollander as the recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award. Denhollander, a lawyer and former gymnast, was the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault.
  • Supreme Court Conservatives Rebuke Kavanaugh, Roberts for Refusing Planned Parenthood Medicaid Case

    12/12/2018 8:19:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/12/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to consider cases involving states' ability to decide whether certain health providers are eligible for Medicaid reimbursements. Conservative justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch rebuked their colleagues for refusing to take up the issue due to a tenuous connection with Planned Parenthood. "Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty," Thomas wrote in a scathing dissent joined by Alito and Gorsuch. "If anything, neutrally applying the law is all the more important when political issues are in the background." The Supreme Court refused to consider...
  • Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh Betray Pro-Lifers. As Expected

    12/10/2018 4:38:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 97 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 10, 2018 | Matthew Archbold
    Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh Betray Pro-Lifers. As Expected Come on. Who didn't see this coming? After all the push and fighting pro-lifers did to make sure Robert Kavanaugh took a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, how could we not have expected to be betrayed as soon as possible? Roberts is Roberts. I mean, that ship has sailed. He's on the organ donor waiting list for the first spine transplant. CNN: The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood. It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law...
  • KAVANAUGH JOINS LIBERALS TO PROTECT PRO-PLANNED PARENTHOOD RULING

    12/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 33 replies
    DC ^ | 12/10/2018 | DC
    The Supreme Court declined to review three cases relating to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level Monday, over a vigorous dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas. The dissent was significant because it indicates that Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the high court’s liberal wing to deny review of a lower court decision that favored the nation’s largest abortion provider. “So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here?,” Thomas wrote. “I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.'” “Some tenuous connection to a...
  • Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight [Roberts, Kavanuagh join libs]

    12/10/2018 7:35:37 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 223 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/10/2018 | Ariane De Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood. It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood affiliates who offer preventive care for low income women. It would have taken four justices to agree to hear the issue, and only three conservative justices -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch -- voted to hear the case. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh appeared to side with the court's liberals in not taking up the case -- showing...