Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Brett Kavanaugh Swearing-In Ceremony

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Brett Kavanaugh Swearing-In Ceremony

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Brett Kavanaugh Swearing-In Ceremony

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.

Describing Kavanaugh as a man of outstanding intellect and a brilliant scholar, Trump said his credentials were unsurpassed. He ended up asking questions of lawyers on both sides during two cases argued before the justices. We do not caucus in separate rooms. "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.

In a ceremony that could have been a unifying moment for the nation, Trump instead delivered remarks that even he acknowledged began "differently than perhaps any other event of such magnitude".

"On behalf of the nation, I'd like to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the awful pain and suffering you've been forced to endure", President Trump said.

"Thank you Susan Collins for thoughtfully reviewing Judge Kavanaugh's judicial record and weighing the evidence, and for being a reasonable voice during this incredibly divisive time", Carrie Severino, the group's chief counsel and policy director, said in a press release accompanying the news.

The climactic 50-48 roll call vote Saturday on Kavanaugh was the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881. After thanking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley for their leadership during the contentious confirmation process, he praised the senators who had supported him.

Kavanaugh is getting off to a swift start.

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So far this term, there are no blockbuster cases on the court's docket, but significant issues concerning LGBT rights, the Affordable Care Act, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and voting rights issues are percolating through the lower courts.

The tenure of Justice Brett Kavanaugh is officially underway as of today, and a number of his allies are noting that's he's already making a mark on the professional culture of the high court. Kavanaugh emphatically denied the allegations.

Kavanaugh had served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington since 2006. Kavanaugh's confirmation gave the Republican president a political victory ahead of crucial November 6 congressional elections.

In an interview with Fox News Channel's Martha MacCallum, Grassley was asked whether he believes the Senate should take up a hypothetical Supreme Court nomination during 2020, when President Trump will be up for reelection.

The justices themselves have expressed concern in recent years about public perception of the court. Roberts has previously said that assignment is a way of bringing a new justice "back down to Earth after the excitement of confirmation and appointment". "Part of the court's strength and part of the court's legitimacy depends on people not seeing the court in the way that people see the other governing structures in this country".

The DCCC also says it raised $4.38 million from the end of September to October 5 - the day it was clear Kavanaugh had the votes to be confirmed.

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