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Complaints Against Kavanaugh Dismissed Because He’s No Longer Covered By Misconduct Rules

By on December 19, 2018 in Government

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CNN reports that a U.S. judicial council on Tuesday dismissed 83 complaints that had been lodged against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, arising largely from statements he made during his contentious September confirmation hearings.

“In a 10-page order, the judicial council of a Denver-based US appeals court said the complaints — the first of which were referred to the court by Chief Justice John Roberts on October 10 — could not be acted on because Kavanaugh, as a justice, is no longer covered by the judiciary’s misconduct rules,” explains CNN’s Joan Biskupic.

“The allegations contained in the complaints are serious,” the order noted, “but the Judicial Council is obligated to adhere to the Act. Lacking statutory authority to do anything more, the complaints must be dismissed because an intervening event — Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court — has made the complaints no longer appropriate for consideration under the Act.”

Read the CNN article.




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