If Brett Kavanaugh is approved for the Supreme Court, analysts will be looking to see whether having two justices who faced allegations about their mistreatment of women alters the public’s perception of the court, particularly on its rulings on gender issues.
In a major victory for civil rights groups, U.S. District Judge David Godbey prohibited Dallas County from using a predetermined schedule to set bail .without considering alternatives that would allow the suspects’ release from jail.
“They could assign 100 agents to this and be done in two days,” Tom Fuentes, a former FBI assistant director, So far, the Senate Judiciary Committee won’t ask for a new background check on the Supreme Court nominee, leaving it up to the White House.
Christine Blasey Ford told Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley she wants the FBI to investigate her claims of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The request raises doubts about whether she and Kavanaugh will appear before the committee on Monday.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is being asked privately about what past girlfriends would say about his conduct, as Republicans prepare him for an epic hearing on Monday when he will rebut charges of a drunken sexual assault during high school. The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving the Supreme Court nominee an opportunity to clear his name.
All 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday urged chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to delay Thursday’s scheduled vote on Brett Kavanaugh, after Christine Blasey Ford went public and accused the Supreme Court nominee of groping her and trying to pull off her clothes at a party three decades ago.
The Supreme Court struck down a part of the Armed Career Criminal Act that permitted sentencing enhancements for repeat violent offenders in 2015. But the debate over its impact on public safety and recidivism continues, pitting Attorney General Jeff Sessions against proponents of sentencing reform.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 to hold a vote Sept. 20 on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Democrats complain that Kavanaugh misled them about his work in the George W. Bush White House.