Brett Kavanaugh

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Amy Chua's Daughter Wins a Clerkship

Yale professor defended Kavanaugh as a mentor during hearings

(Newser) - When Brett Kavanaugh was up for Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court last summer, Yale law professor Amy Chua came to his defense. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Chua praised Kavanaugh—who was facing sexual assault and misconduct accusations at the time—as a mentor to young lawyers,... More »

Divided Supreme Court OKs Lawsuit Against Apple

iPhone users sued over the App Store

(Newser) - A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps, the AP reports. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple to... More »

SCOTUS: Buddhist Minister Should Be Present at Execution

Texas inmate wins last-minute reprieve

(Newser) - A member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners won a reprieve Thursday night from execution for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer after claiming his religious freedom would be violated if his Buddhist spiritual adviser wasn't allowed to be in the death chamber... More »

Kavanaugh Dissents as Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Law

Temporary stay granted in Louisiana case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has blocked a restrictive abortion law in Louisiana—but only temporarily. Chief Justice John Roberts, who voted to uphold an almost identical law in Texas in 2016, joined the court's four liberal justices in voting to block the law, which would require abortion providers to have... More »

Year's Most Notable Quote Comes From Rudy Giuliani

Yale ranks his 'the truth isn't the truth' line as No. 1 for 2018

(Newser) - Yale Law School is out with its annual list of the year's 10 most notable quotes, and it is not President Trump but one of his attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, that has the No. 1 spot. "The truth isn't the truth." Giuliani uttered it to NBC's... More »

Grassley Asks DoJ to Probe Kavanaugh Accuser

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says Julie Swetnick's allegations were not credible

(Newser) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday asked for a criminal investigation into whether Julie Swetnick and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, conspired to provide false statements to Congress and obstructed a congressional investigation during the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the AP reports. Grassley wrote in... More »

Kavanaugh Now Has to Deal With Witches' Hex

A Brooklyn book store plans the public event this weekend

(Newser) - Brett Kavananaugh might want to peruse Witchipedia's entry on protection from curses . It's knowledge he'll apparently need Saturday when a Brooklyn book store hosts a public hexing of the newest Supreme Court justice. Thousands are interested in the sold-out event at Catland Books, though just 60 people... More »

Thousands March in Chicago

'Let's go vote!' they chant in Democratic stronghold

(Newser) - Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago on Saturday to express their displeasure at President Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election, the AP reports. The march took place after a rally in Grant Park organized by Women's March Chicago. The... More »

Years Ago, Someone Bought

And it wasn't Brett Kavanaugh

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh is probably wishing he had purchased the domain that bears his name. But he didn't, and now, instead of being the latest Supreme Court justice's website, is a webpage titled, "We Believe Survivors." "The start of Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure on... More »

She Tweeted About Kavanaugh Saturday, Is Now Out of a Job

Unnamed teacher voluntarily resigned

(Newser) - Tuesday marks Brett Kavanaugh's first day on the bench. For a Minnesota teacher, it also marks the end of a job. FOX 9 reports the unnamed Rosemount special education teacher's resignation was announced Tuesday, capping off a few days of contention over a tweet made about the new... More »

Trump Says Something You'll Rarely Hear

The president speaks at ceremonial event for Brett Kavanaugh

(Newser) - President Trump doesn't apologize often, so mark the day: "On behalf of the nation, I'd like to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you've been forced to endure," he said Monday at a White House ceremonial event... More »

Trump: Kavanaugh Accusations a 'Hoax'

President says Democrats will pay for it in November

(Newser) - Before Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, President Trump belittled the accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford. On Monday, Trump went further, saying Kavanaugh was the victim of a "hoax" perpetrated by Democrats, reports NBC News . What's more, he said Democrats would pay for that in the midterms. Trump made... More »

Kavanaugh Hires Court's First All-Female Team of Clerks

New justice gets to work on Tuesday

(Newser) - The newest Supreme Court justice will hear his first cases on Tuesday, and the New York Times reports that Brett Kavanaugh will be assisted by a notable team of clerks. All four are women, a first in the Supreme Court's history. Kavanaugh actually made note of the fact during... More »

Collins: Christine Ford Believes It, But I Don't

And more around the Sunday morning talk shows

(Newser) - Christine Blasey Ford has a decent memory for sexual assault but a bad memory for faces, at least according to Sen. Susan Collins. "I found Dr. Ford's testimony to be heart-wrenching, painful, compelling, and I believe that she believes what she testified to," says Collins on CNN'... More »

SNL: GOP Celebrates Making 'Women Real Worried Today'

'Cold Open' imagines Republican senators celebrating Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice on Saturday Night, and Saturday Night Live wasted little time in kicking off its latest episode with an imagined celebration of the Senate Republicans (and Democrat) who put him on the bench, reports the Washington Post . As Heidi Gardner'... More »

Kavanaugh Sworn In After Historic 50-48 Vote

The only Republican voting against him was Lisa Murkowski

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday night as the 114th justice of the US Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation, and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization—now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old... More »

Trump: Murkowski 'Will Never Recover'

But the president also calls her 'lucky'

(Newser) - President Trump has a prediction, and it's none too kind: Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska "will never recover" politically for voting against Brett Kavanaugh, he tells the Washington Post . "I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did." But he also... More »

Anti-Collins Groups: As She Spoke, the Cash Poured In

Activists say they now have more than $3M to offer to the Maine senator's 2020 opponent

(Newser) - She was deemed the Democrats' "last big hope" to derail the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice. But as it became clear Friday during Susan Collins' 45-minute-long speech on the Senate floor that Maine's GOP senator was going to greenlight Kavanaugh, money started flowing in to... More »

Kavanaugh Now Looks Like a Lock for Court

Democrats' hopes of stopping the nominee just took a major hit

(Newser) - The smart money now says Brett Kavanaugh will be the next Supreme Court justice. That became evident Friday afternoon when the Democrats' last big hope, Republican Susan Collins, announced that she would vote yes on confirmation, reports the Washington Post . After her announcement, Democrat Joe Manchin, another swing vote, said... More »

Uproar at Facebook Over Exec's Presence at Kavanaugh Hearing

Some employees reportedly upset about Joel Kaplan's choice

(Newser) - He sat two rows behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his hearing last Thursday, and hundreds of Facebook employees are reportedly up in arms about the perceived show of support. That's because the man in question is Joel Kaplan, Facebook's Washington, DC-based vice president for global public... More »

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