Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination has been rife with partisanship, with a series of tense confirmation hearings followed by testimony of alleged sexual misconduct made against him by Dr. Chrisine Blasey Ford.
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Kavanaugh on the Issues:
Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings were divided along party lines, with Republicans and Democrats sparring over key issues as the nominee could change the makeup of the high court for decades.
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Kavanaugh on Abortion
Much of the discussion surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination has revolved around his stance on abortion, with debate swirling around whether or not he would help overturn Roe v. Wade. Some have criticized the nominee's judicial record as proof that he will disregard legal precedent, while many others argue that the landmark decision is unconstitutional and should indeed be reversed.
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Kavanaugh on Same-Sex Marriage
Although Kavanaugh's judicial record has no decisions related to LGBT rights, some have expressed fear that he will vote against the interests of the minority community, particularly in terms of workplace discrimination.
Further, during his confirmation hearing, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris asked if he thought Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, was correctly decided. His refusal to answer the question prompted some to speculate that he will work to reverse the decision, while others noted that it is standard procedure for nominees to abstain from providing their opinions on any given case.
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Kavanaugh on Labor
Reactions are mixed on how Brett Kavanaugh will impact organized labor if confirmed to the Supreme Court, with detractors saying he will damage workers' rights and supporters arguing that such claims are unjustified and hypocritical.
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Allegations of Sexual Misconduct:
Both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh delivered emotional testimony in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations of sexual assault, sending waves through Washington as lawmakers grapple with whether or not he should be confirmed. Dr. Ford alleges that, while in high school, Mr. Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, tried to remove her clothing, and grinded against her while covering her mouth to muffle her screams.
Senate Begins Reviewing FBI Report On Kavanaugh
As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins to review the FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) releases a statement saying there was no corroboration of the accuser's allegations.
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Trump Draws Backlash for Mocking Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford
President Trump drew backlash from senators and pundits across the aisle on Wednesday for mocking the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. “Upstairs? Downstairs? Where was it? I don’t know. But I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember,” said Trump.
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Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick Gives Interview on NBC News
Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, spoke about her allegations on Monday in an interview with NBC News. Several details have changed from the sworn statement she submitted to the Senate last month, leading some to question the veracity of her claims.
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FBI Contacts 2nd Kavanaugh Accuser
The FBI has contacted Deborah Ramirez, who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. The accusations were said to have occurred when Kavanaugh was a Yale student.
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Mark Judge Agrees to Comply With FBI Probe
Friend of Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, has agreed to cooperate with the FBI probe. Judge has denied Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that he witnessed Kavanaugh sexually assault her when they were in high school.
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Sen. Jeff Flake Calls for Week Delay on Kavanaugh Senate Floor Vote, Requests FBI Investigation
Senate Republican leaders have agreed to pursue a brief FBI investigation into claims of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after GOP Sen. Jeff Flake indicated he would not vote for his confirmation otherwise.
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Their Own Words: Ford and Kavanaugh
On Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the alleged sexual assault from the time they were both in high school.
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Brett Kavanaugh Concludes Testimony
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied allegations of sexual assault in an impassioned testimony, emotionally and defiantly criticizing Senate Democrats for turning the confirmation process into a "national disgrace" and orchestrating a "political hit" against him.
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Christine Blasey Ford Concludes Testimony
Christine Blasey Ford has finished testifying about her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, with Democrats widely praising her and Republicans expressing caution ahead of Kavanaugh's planned testimony this afternoon.
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Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Testifies
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford gives an emotional testimony in detailing her sexual assault allegation.
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Preparing for Kavanaugh and Ford Testimony
Democrats and Republicans are preparing to hear testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, as Ford offers sworn statements from 4 people to corroborate her allegations.
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Second Woman Accuses Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct
A second woman has come out with allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as Democrats call for an immediate halt to the nomination process.
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Kavanaugh Accuser Open to Testifying if Certain Conditions Are Met
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford says she is open to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week if certain logistical and safety conditions are met.
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Kavanaugh Accuser Seeks FBI Probe Before She'll Testify
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, wants an FB investigation before she'll testify.
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Kavanaugh Hearings: Political Ambush or Reasonable Delay?
The last minute public accusations of sexual impropriety while in high school by Brett Kavanaugh has some arguing that this is an unfair political ambush by those who will stop at nothing to oppose him while others argue it is reasonable and responsible to continue the hearings for this Supreme Court nominee.
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Brett Kavanaugh And His Accuser Will Testify Before Senate Committee
Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, have been called by the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions at a public hearing on Monday.
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Two GOP Senators Join Democrats In Calling For Delay on Kavanaugh Vote
GOP Senators Jeff Flake (AZ) and Bob Corker (TN) joined Democrats in urging a delay in the vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination until the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
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Woman Who Accused Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Speaks Out on Allegations
The anonymous woman who wrote a confidential letter to Congress accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of committing sexual assault while in high school has revealed her identity and published details of the allegations in The Washington Post.
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