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Sat Oct 6, 2018, 04:04 PM

 

D.C. Circuit sent complaints about Kavanaugh's testimony to Chief Justice Roberts

Source: WaPo

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has received more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh in recent weeks but has chosen for the time being not to refer them to a judicial panel for investigation.

A judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — the court on which Kavanaugh serves — sent a string of complaints to Roberts starting three weeks ago, according to four people familiar with the matter.

That judge, Karen LeCraft Henderson, had dismissed other complaints against Kavanaugh as frivolous, but she concluded that some were substantive enough that they should not be handled by Kavanaugh’s fellow judges in the D.C. Circuit.

In a statement Saturday, Henderson acknowledged the complaints and said they centered on statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/dc-circuit-sent-complaints-about-kavanaughs-testimony-to-chief-justice-roberts/2018/10/06/c7e7b526-c8d0-11e8-b1ed-1d2d65b86d0c_story.html



We realize these issues, at this time, is - too little, too late - moot; but it corroborates the fact that B.K. is morally bankrupt and - unfit.

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Reply D.C. Circuit sent complaints about Kavanaugh's testimony to Chief Justice Roberts (Original post)
laserhaas Oct 2018 OP
Stare Decisis Oct 2018 #1
Control-Z Oct 2018 #2
Baitball Blogger Oct 2018 #3
laserhaas Oct 2018 #4
turbinetree Oct 2018 #6
totodeinhere Oct 2018 #16
turbinetree Oct 2018 #17
totodeinhere Oct 2018 #18
turbinetree Oct 2018 #19
totodeinhere Oct 2018 #13
AncientGeezer Oct 2018 #5
Calista241 Oct 2018 #7
AncientGeezer Oct 2018 #9
totodeinhere Oct 2018 #15
Grasswire2 Oct 2018 #8
Igel Oct 2018 #11
angrychair Oct 2018 #10
totodeinhere Oct 2018 #14
laserhaas Oct 2018 #12
ztug Oct 2018 #22
laserhaas Oct 2018 #23
lancelyons Oct 2018 #20
laserhaas Oct 2018 #21
yurbud Oct 2018 #24

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 04:11 PM

1. The bad news is

 

he is confirmed. The good news is he will likely have to resign. Reading between the lines it means two words: PERJURY INVESTIGATION.

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Response to Stare Decisis (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 04:14 PM

2. I hope you're right. eom

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Response to Stare Decisis (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 04:19 PM

3. The higher the rise, the harder the fall.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 04:35 PM

4. I do hope so

 

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Response to Stare Decisis (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 04:54 PM

6. He can be called into a Congressional hearing when we take back the house...........

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:53 PM

16. Yes but only 67 Senate votes can remove him. And that won't happen. n/t

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:23 PM

17. Yepper, spot on.................

at least we can start the process.................and get him to come back in and testify and get the corroborating witnesses in on the record.................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:35 PM

18. I'm not sure how Congress could enforce a contempt citation against

a sitting SCOTUS justice if the justice refused to testify before Congress. That would be a very interesting situation. It might even provoke a constitutional crisis.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:41 PM

19. We will wait and see, if the president isn't above the law neither are they

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Response to Stare Decisis (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:46 PM

13. Nobody can force him to resign. Even if perjury is conclusively proven,

there is no way to force him to resign from the SCOTUS. He could be impeached but there will be no way to get 67 votes in the Senate to convict him and remove him for the foreseeable future. If the Democrats should be able to retake the Senate majority in the upcoming election, they will not have anywhere near 67 votes. If we think otherwise we will be kidding ourselves.

Sorry for the reality check. The only way out of this mess is to retake the White House so we can start nominating more progressive justices as vacancies occur. We also need to pray for the good health of Justice Ginsburg. And the 2020 election will be pivotal.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 04:48 PM

5. Per your link...in the past 3 wks

 

“The complaints do not pertain to any conduct in which Judge Kavanaugh engaged as a judge. The complaints seek investigations only of the public statements he has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States.”
I don't believe that will have any impact

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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 04:58 PM

7. Since these complaints do not relate to any performance he had acting as a Judge

I think these will be dismissed or ignored into oblivion.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 05:39 PM

9. Yep

 

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:51 PM

15. Yes, it's too late. He is already on the Court.

And even if this had fleshed out earlier, I doubt if it would have made an difference. The Senate Republicans were hell bent on conforming him no matter what. A few like Flake and Collins pretended to have concerns but we all know that was just window dressing and they would vote for him in the end which they did.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 05:15 PM

8. Do we get to see these complaints?

Why not?

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:15 PM

11. They're probably what DU's talked about.

Just written up in legal format and filed with the right legal verbiage.

The timing ranges from "um, suspicious that it's now and not earlier" to "some were filed as soon as possible given that the events happened very recently."

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 06:01 PM

10. My question is let us say Roberts finds misconduct

What next? What would that mean?

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Response to angrychair (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:48 PM

14. Even if he finds blatant misconduct, which I doubt, Roberts has no constitutional power to remove

Kavanaugh from the bench.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:26 PM

12. It is a big, frigging deal, that DC legal.eagles spoke out

 

We will see, what will be.

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 11:48 PM

22. It's all a game

 

It's all a game, everybody knows it's a game, and nobody takes it seriously. Nothing's going to come over it. He's on the Supreme Court. unless he kills over from a heart attack he's going to stay on the Supreme Court for the next 30 Years. Better to spend the effort getting Trump out of office in 2020 so that the next Democrat can dominate liberals than trying to undo what's done.
Mobilizing Republicans to get them out to vote is just counterproductive.

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Response to ztug (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 12:04 AM

23. No chance getting Trump out

 

If we fail to win 2018

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:45 PM

20. I dont think the Dems have the courage to do that even if in power.

 

We will be the nice guys... say its water under the bridge and forge another trust with the new era republicans who will once again stab us in the back.

We do need to kick these guys back hard in a totally legal and legit way.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 11:04 PM

21. For near 2 decades, I've tried the "legit" ways

 

All they (crony/ corrupts) do is laugh at me jumping through hoops.

This confirmation is carnage to the nth degree; because they openly DGAF and proved they don't need to.

Sirota and Taibbi talk about why Hillary lost (and I don't like her); but they are all wrong. It had nothing to do with Hillary's failures. Has everything to do with 7 million blocked votes.

They are going to block a lot more, in a few weeks; which may help them retain both House & Senate.

As our nation's soul - burns all the more!

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 02:46 PM

24. This is why Democrats should have fought ALL GOP nominees with everything they had

No matter how civilized they can pretend to be in confirmation hearings, when push comes to shove, they serve their rich masters.

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