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Justice Kavanaugh Sworn In At White House

Justice Kavanaugh Sworn In At White House

Trump apologizes to the Kavanaugh family for the way they were treated during the confirmation process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUnT8IFTScA

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in at the White House today, by Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom Kavanaugh replaces on the Court and for whom Kavanaugh clerked.

Also in attendance were the other members of the Supreme Court.

Trump, in his introduction, noted that the Kavanaugh family had been mistreated during the confirmation process, but had been vindicated:

“On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure,” Trump began. “Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency, and due process. In our country, a man or a woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.”

Trump added that “under historic scrutiny,” Kavanaugh had been “proven innocent.”

Here’s the full ceremony:

Here are some screenshots of the ceremony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUnT8IFTScA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUnT8IFTScA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOyqy6vBbM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUnT8IFTScA

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Live long and prosper… and rule conservatively.

Good thing that’s Trump standing right behind those two girls, and not Biden.

    CaliforniaJimbo in reply to tom_swift. | October 8, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Damn my eyes. Creepy Joe. Thought old CVP (creepy Vice President) Joe Biden had a 1000 foot rule around children.

DieJustAsHappy | October 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm

Via SCOTUSblog, the oral arguments that the justices will on Tuesday are:
+ Stokeling v. United States – “Whether a state robbery offense that includes “as an element” the common law requirement of overcoming “victim resistance” is categorically a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(i), when the offense has been specifically interpreted by state appellate courts to require only slight force to overcome resistance.”

+ United States v. Stitt – “Whether burglary of a nonpermanent or mobile structure that is adapted or used for overnight accommodation can qualify as “burglary” under the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(ii).”

On Wednesday, they will hear two more oral arguments. And, then, on Friday, the justices will meet for their October 12 conference. http://www.scotusblog.com

Some week for the new justice, eh.

Comanche Voter | October 8, 2018 at 7:44 pm

Hey just as happy—that’s normal grist for the judicial mill. It’s not all beer and skittles on any bench–even the Supremes. Although I probably shouldn’t mention beer–it will get the libs stirred up.

Hopefully RBG ate the poison mushrooms at the after party. Go Amy.

Even Breyer is smiling, but RGB looks like the Wicked Witch of the West dyed white.

    She is not feeling well. She is wearing gloves. I wonder why. From everything I have read about her, she is a genuinely nice person. Clarence Thomas wrote in his book about RBG being the first to greet him when he arrived for his first day and was very warm to him.

    fscarn in reply to RodFC. | October 8, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    The Buzz looked frail, but with good color. The Firm Five should be able to wear her down so much with their superior arguments that she’ll know it’s time to become the Curator at the ACLU’s Hall of Shame which highlights, like Festivus, the way the ACLU has disappointed us over the years.

Blaise MacLean | October 8, 2018 at 8:47 pm

That apology was a class act. I was actually wondering if Trump would do something like that and I am very pleased that he did it.

    And President Trump reminded Justice Kavanaugh’s daughters that their dad is a good man and a patriot. Also a class act gesture, given everything the Democrats and their buddies in the media did to destroy his image and reputation. There’s a special place in hell reserved for those people.

I think it is noteworthy that all of the justices attended. Not all traditions and good manners have been abandoned. There is still hope.

thalesofmiletus | October 8, 2018 at 9:07 pm

It’s a beautiful day.

It might be nice to send Associate Justice Kavanaugh a post card (clears security quicker) congratulating him and conveying your wishes to him and his family. His address at the Supreme Court is:

Justice Brett Kavanaugh
Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543

Good idea 94corvette

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