Pres. Trump Hosts Ceremonial Swearing-in For Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Pres. Trump Hosts Ceremonial Swearing-in For Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Pres. Trump Hosts Ceremonial Swearing-in For Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

It's Trump's particular choice of wording that has the internet up in arms.

Kavanaugh's confirmation was thrown in disarray by Sen.

Nadler called the FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh - which only lasted a week and was limited in scope - a "whitewash" investigation, according to the New York Times.

On social media, people took issue with the use of the words "proven innocent".

Even though he was already sworn in, a swearing-in ceremony for Kavanaugh is set for 7 p.m. on Monday at the White House, prolonging a victory lap for Trump.

At times he cried, at other times he shouted, leading many to wonder whether - regardless of whether Dr Ford's claim was true - he lacked the temperament for a lifetime appointment in the US's most powerful court.

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

The other eight justices were all in attendance for Monday's swearing-in, which was entirely ceremonial.

"For as long as Kavanaugh sits on the court, he will remain a symbol of partisan anger, a haunting reminder that behind the smiling face of judicial benevolence lies the force of an urgent will to power", Yale law professor Robert Post wrote in Politico. But he said that "the paid D.C. protesters are now ready to REALLY protest because they haven't gotten their checks - in other words, they weren't paid!"

"This will be the first time a Supreme Court Justice has ever sworn in a former clerk to take his seat - a attractive moment which reminds us that freedom is a tradition passed down from generation to generation", Trump said.

Democrats and Republicans alike are touting spikes in donations to their campaign committees and to the groups that support them in the wake of Kavanaugh's contentious nomination to the high court.

"One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, 'Mr".

"The answer to your question", McConnell said, "is we will see if there's a vacancy in 2020". "It is not a partisan or political institution", Kavanaugh said.

47 years is what it took for the first Catholic Justice, Roger B Taney, to ascend to the court (in 1836); the first Jewish justice, Louis Brandeis, was seated in 1916.

Kavanaugh asked several questions during two hours of lively oral arguments involving a federal sentencing law for repeat offenders, three days after being confirmed by the Republican-led Senate despite being accused of sexual assault.

Kavanaugh has also begun moving in to his new office at the Supreme Court, taking over space previously used by Justice Samuel Alito, who moved into offices vacated by Kennedy. "Every litigant at the Supreme Court can be assured that I will listen to their argument with respect and an open mind", the newly minted Justice added.

He said all four of the clerks who will work for him at the high court are women. "And now they want to impeach him".

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