Kavanaugh sworn in again during ceremonial event at White House

Protestors outside the Supreme Court ahead of Justice Kavanaugh's official swearing-in

Brett Kavanaugh will hear his first arguments as a Supreme Court justice Tuesday morning in Washington, his first day on the new job after a contentious confirmation process.

Mr Kavanaugh is expected to push the court further to the right as he is replacing Justice Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes voted with the liberal justices on key social issues including in cases involving abortion and gay rights.

Now McConnell is singing a different tune, but he says he isn't ignoring precedent, because in 2020, Republicans will, most likely, have control of the Senate and the White House.

Trump slammed Kavanaugh's opponents for a "campaign of personal destruction".

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologise to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the awful pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at the start of a ceremonial swearing-in. "And with that, I must state that, you sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent".

Kavanaugh and his team are settling into the former chambers of Justice Samuel Alito, who moved to the offices vacated by retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in for a second time on Monday night during a ceremony televised on primetime television, and Jimmy Kimmel had a few words to say about it during his "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" monologue later that night. The event is unusual for new justices. Two other women also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s.

"There are 20 races within 4 points that will determine the House majority, and CLF will keep working to win them", Bliss wrote in the memo. But Kavanaugh's confirmation was delayed as the Senate considered allegations that he had sexually assaulted a woman in high school. "That is who I am", he said.

Kavanaugh was "caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats", Trump said as he left the White House for a trip to Florida.

"It was all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace", he said.

Later, in Orlando, he called Kavanaugh "a flawless person". Fifty-two percent said they believed the women versus 38 percent who said found Kavanaugh most credible.

He told an audience that included the entire Supreme Court and a Who´s Who of Republican movers and shakers that he had "no bitterness" and would never bring politics into the top court.

Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday, the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881, and has had a busy three days since then.

Kavanaugh has denied the claim and others that later surfaced. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

He said: "Although the Senate confirmation process tested me as it has tested others, it did not change me".

"We wish you a long and happy career in our common calling", Roberts said.

Referring to a 2010 decision known as Curtis Johnson, Kavanaugh asked Justice Department lawyer Frederick Liu what the court should do "if we're trying to follow Curtis Johnson strictly?" Yet Kavanaugh is joining under a cloud. "Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president".

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has received complaints about Brett Kavanaugh's statements during hearings on his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a statement Saturday by a judge on the federal appeals court.

Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, with several seats up for grabs in November.



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