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

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Tuesday that he would not allow a Supreme Court vacancy to be filled in 2020, a position that puts him at odds with the Senate's top Republican on an issue that has inflamed partisan tensions for more than two years.

Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday, the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881, and has had a busy three days since then.

"You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent", Trump said to Kavanaugh.

As Trump, the other eight court justices and a number of Republican senators crucial to the confirmation process watched, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath to Kavanaugh. And it comes as the president is on a high wave following a series of wins, including Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Chief Justice John Roberts formally welcomed Kavanaugh, 53, to a court that now has five conservative members and four liberals. Every litigant in the Supreme Court can be assured that I will listen to their arguments with respect and an open mind. Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination and "present" on the final vote.

Kavanaugh posed questions to lawyers in both cases before the court, his first one coming about 20 minutes into the arguments.

It's also seen as a reward for Republican Sen. The cases involved a Florida robbery and burglaries in Tennessee and Arkansas.

At the point, the crowd began a thunderous chant of "Lock her up!" in unison. Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court previous year.

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"Our generation has found in you what those before us found in Professor Anita Hill: a heroism based not on greed, ego, violence, and self-serving nationalism but truth, vulnerability, and the courage to sacrifice one's own safety for the greater good", said the letter, which is posted on the me too website.

Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct in high school and college. He denied the allegations.

He later wrote in a newspaper opinion piece that he regretted some of his comments. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., listen as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Sept, 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Kavanaugh sought to play down the political maelstrom that surrounded his confirmation, and said he would serve "one nation".

The appeals were brought by an environmental group and companies that supported the rule, which had limited hydrofluorocarbons used in a variety of products including spray cans and air conditioners.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain you have been forced to endure", Trump said today during a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House.

The Kavanaugh confirmation process has revealed not a flaw in our system, but rather the despicable lengths the radical left will go to bully, intimidate and shout down those with whom they disagree.

Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh arrived for work on Monday to a familiar sight: protesting women dressed in "Handmaid's Tale" costumes. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.