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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 to succeed Anthony Kennedy and took the oath of office on October 6, 2018. He previously served as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and as a staff lawyer for various offices of the federal government.


Supreme Court justices worry about 'chaos' in electors dispute [Video]

Supreme Court justices worry about 'chaos' in electors dispute

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated skepticism toward whether "electors" in the Electoral College system may disregard laws directing them to back the candidate who prevails in their..

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Tara Reade's Allegations Become A Talking Point In Senate Races [Video]

Tara Reade's Allegations Become A Talking Point In Senate Races

Senate Democratic candidates are sticking by Joe Biden amid Tara Reade's sex assault allegations. The GOP is even dragging up Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation from 2018 to make their point...

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Biden's accuser says he should drop out of White House race [Video]

Biden's accuser says he should drop out of White House race

Tara Reade, the woman who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993, said in a video interview on Thursday that he should withdraw from the White House race. Gloria Tso reports.

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Milano Standing By Biden [Video]

Milano Standing By Biden

Joe Biden has been accused of sexual assault by former staffer, Tara Reade. Several members of the #MeToo movement, most visibly Alyssa Milano, stayed silent and stood by Joe Biden. It's notable..

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How Does Biden Stack Up Against Kavanaugh [Video]

How Does Biden Stack Up Against Kavanaugh

Joe Biden has been accused of sexually assaulting a former staffer in 1993, Tara Reade. The allegations come as Biden is securing the Democratic nomination for President. Three years ago The #MeToo..

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U.S. Supreme Court sidesteps major gun rights ruling [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court sidesteps major gun rights ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a challenge to New York City restrictions on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside the home, avoiding the battle over the scope of the right to..

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'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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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Supreme Court denies new sentencing hearing for Arizona murderer

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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?
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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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

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Sen. Thom Tillis "shocked" letter alleging Kavanaugh misconduct didn't come up during testimony

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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?

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Kavanaugh's history of "excessive drinking" relevant to FBI investigation

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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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How does the Senate heal following the Kavanaugh confirmation battle?

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This week on “Face the Nation” John Dickerson chats with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the battle waged over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to..
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Mitch McConnell: Senate won't be "intimidated" by "mob-like tactics" of anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tells John Dickerson why he thinks tactical errors made by Democrats in the Kavanaugh confirmation battle will help Republican candidates in the..
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Collins: Kavanaugh's "denial at the second hearing was very powerful"

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins told John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" that Brett Kavanaugh's "anger and anguish" when he testified was "understandable."
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Calendar: Week of September 3

From the start of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court seat, to the Stand Up to Cancer telethon, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan..
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Behind the headlines: Battle over the Supreme Court

Battle over the Supreme Court Correspondent Martha Teichner looks back at Anita Hill's testimony during the confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas, and talks with NPR's Nina Totenberg and historian..
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta on how alcohol affects memory

Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers some answers to the question that hangs over the current Supreme Court confirmation battle of Brett Kavanaugh - and some wrong assumptions - regarding binge drinking and the..
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Why the anger of women is dismissed

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Brett Kavanaugh and the nasty battle for a Supreme Court seat

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh is beginning his first full day as a member of the Supreme Court. Rita Braver looks back on the long and acrimonious road to his confirmation and swearing-in.
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Ford and Kavanaugh: Who is believable?

The truth, as told by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee this past week, is being judged by 100 senators -- and all of us, reports Jan Crawford.
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Why was Jeff Flake able to push pause on Kavanaugh?

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Senators Susan Collins, Heidi Heitkamp explain their Kavanaugh confirmation votes

Sen. Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Sen. Heitkamp voted not to. The two spoke to "60 Minutes" about why they voted the way they did. Scott Pelley reports.
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"This isn't about politics" two senators say about their opposite votes

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Senators Heitkamp and Collins – friends who disagreed about judge Kavanaugh's nomination

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Long before Kavanaugh, Flake sparred with fellow GOP

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Why Sen. Heidi Heitkamp voted "no" on Brett Kavanaugh

After watching his combative testimony, the senator from North Dakota says she thought, "that's not someone I want sitting on the bench."
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Sen. Collins on Kavanaugh and Roe v. Wade

Pro-choice Republican Susan Collins tells "60 Minutes" she believes Justice Kavanaugh will uphold Roe v. Wade.
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