Roberts refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to federal judges

Lester Mason
October 11, 2018

Fresh off the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, questions arose about what Republicans might do if another vacancy opens on the court in 2020 - and Republican leadership doesn't agree on what they'd do in that situation. The D.C. Circuit forwarded the complaints to Roberts for transfer to another court after concluding the complaints should not be handled by the court where Kavanaugh had served, according to the Post. The 10th Circuit handled another recent judicial misconduct case from Washington involving the former chief judge of the District Court.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters Wednesday that the Democrats are gearing up to make a government overhaul package the first bill Democrats bring to the floor should they retake the majority.

President Donald Trump listens as retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy swears-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The judges may be forced to conclude "that intervening events have rendered the allegations moot or make remedial action impossible", said Arthur Hellman, an ethics professor at the University of Pittsburgh.


McConnell described protesters "literally storming the steps of the Capitol and the Supreme Court", confronting Republicans at restaurants and shouting from the Senate visitors' galleries during last week's debate and vote on Kavanaugh.

"Say it loud, and say it clear: Kavanaugh's not welcome here!" they chanted, dressed in long red robes and white hats in temperatures slated to reach 80 degrees.

The judiciary's rules allow members of the public to lodge complaints about federal judges. "The complaints seek investigations only of the public statements he has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States", Henderson said in a statement on Saturday. Details of the complaints have not been made public.

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