Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says Judy Munro-Leighton of Louisville should face charges for accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. She was linked to an anonymous letter sent during Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.
The Court will soon decide whether to hear a case arguing that Florida’s ban on Prison Legal News is unconstitutional. One of the authors of a supporting brief explains why upholding the First Amendment for prisoners is in everyone’s interest.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wants a federal investigation into whether lawyer Michael Avenatti and client Julie Swetnick made false statements during the sexual misconduct scandal that nearly derailed Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Avenatti found Swetnick “100 percent credible.”
Brett Kavanaugh began his Supreme Court tenure by announcing the hiring of four female law clerks. But that doesn’t address the elitism which undermines how we pick the people who staff the nation’s highest court. TCR columnist James Doyle offers a different solution.
Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh may end up not agreeing on whether federal law requires authorities to detain — without a bond hearing — those legally in the U.S. who have committed certain crimes that make them eligible for deportation.
In his first day on the bench as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh was not the most frequent questioner but showed he was fully prepared for the ambiguities of a federal sentencing law despite little time to get up to speed. Justice Samuel Alito said “we have made a royal mess” of the law.
After a bitter confirmation fight, Brett Kavanaugh heard his first Supreme Court cases on Tuesday. They involved mandatory sentencing for career criminals. On Wednesday, he hears an immigrant detention case where his vote could be key.
Even in an era of acute political transformation and “relentless Trumpism,” Nan Aron writes for The Nation, “the battle over Brett Kavanaugh has plumbed a deep well of anger and pain that was waiting to come to the surface.” Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday 50-48 in the narrowest Senate confirmation vote for a Supreme Court nominee in recent memory.
President Trump gets his second member of Supreme Court, climaxing a long, nasty fight. Brett Kavanaugh replaced Anthony Kennedy, but only after the nominee was accused of sexual assault. One Democrat, Joe Manchin (WVA), backed Kavanaugh.