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Friday, October 12, 2018

While the Republican leadership celebrates the seating of Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts yesterday requested the Tenth Circuit to review more than twelve ethics complaints that have been made against Kavanaugh.

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In 2005, former Federalist Society member, John Roberts, became the 17th chief justice of the United States, the activist and professor issued a warning to progressives about the power of the high court, one should remember in lieu of Kavanaugh's ascension.

"It would be naive to depend on the Supreme Court to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, dissenters of all kinds," Robert's wrote. "Those rights only come alive when citizens organize, protest, demonstrate, strike, boycott, rebel, and violate the law in order to uphold justice."

"The Constitution gave no rights to working people: no right to work less than twelve hours a day, no right to a living wage, no right to safe working conditions," he continued. "Workers had to organize, go on strike, defy the law, the courts, the police, create a great movement which won the eight-hour day, and caused such commotion that Congress was forced to pass a minimum wage law, and Social Security, and unemployment insurance."

It is extraordinary that a conservative would speak with such an honest historical perspective. It would be even more extraordinary if he were to do what the Senate Judiciary Committee should have done and actually conduct an investigation of Kavanaugh's past behavior on the lower court. I would be flummoxed and proven wrong on a number of beliefs. We would all be able to celebrate the restoration of credibility to what has been an extraordinarily partisan oppressive court.

#1 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-12 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

the 10th Circuit...will close the case because it's no longer in their jurisdiction

While I certainly don't know the ins and outs of who has jurisdiction over an ethics complaint against a federal judge, i find it hard to believe that the complaints would be "closed" simply because the judge is now sitting on a different federal court, or that Roberts would be so transparent as to transfer the complaints to someone with no ability to hear them. I think if he was going to whitewash this he'd just rule on the complaints himself.

#2 | Posted by JOE at 2018-10-12 02:01 PM | Reply

If Roberts lays the ground work that kicks Kav off the court I may have to rethink everything I know about the Chief Justice.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2018-10-12 02:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Did Justice Gang-Rape start crying again when this was announced?

#4 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-10-12 02:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

The situation is unique in that never before has a Supreme Court appointee joined the court at a time when a fellow judge has concluded that misconduct claims against that appointee warrant review and when a former Supreme Court Justice has concluded that the appointee's behavior was disqualifying.

Technically, Supreme Court justices are not subject to the misconduct rules governing these claims. But if complaints against a sitting Justice are not dealt with in an impartial apolitical manner, then there will be an asterisk against Judge Tymkovich and Justice Kavanaugh for the remainder of their terms, and indeed the U.S. Supreme Court itself.

Wow. He might have an Asterisk by his name, placed there by the people who already say he has an asterisk next to his name. More nonsense that will not keep Kavanaugh from already doing his job as Trump's second Supreme Court pick.

#5 | Posted by Spork at 2018-10-12 02:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If Kavanaugh is judged to have violated ethics rules then that calls into question the honesty of the Senators who voted for him. Only problem being they are shameless whores who don't care about ethics of any kind.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-12 02:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#5 probably offended by the Trump Supporters are Trash thread.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-12 02:47 PM | Reply

"#5 probably offended by the Trump Supporters are Trash thread."

Hopefully.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-12 02:48 PM | Reply

the Trump Supporters are Trash thread.

Virtually every thread proves this. Are you referencing a particular one?

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2018-10-12 03:01 PM | Reply

Hmmmm, 2005. Funny the FBI missed that in their 7 prior background checks. Even more importantly the Dems missed it which is strange because they were trying to create, er I mean uncover anything they could.

#10 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-10-12 03:06 PM | Reply

#10 doesn't even know how to read. Sad.

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2018-10-12 03:10 PM | Reply

Trump loves the uneducated.

#12 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-12 03:18 PM | Reply

Forbes pulled no punches.
"Kavanaugh made no apparent effort to bring a lifetime of professional expertise and perspective to bear on the difficult issues under consideration. Instead, he was dismissive of the inquiry and was careless on matters of fact that had been asserted by other potential witnesses on the subject under discussion. He made obfuscating responses to questions about the meaning of words. He made no apparent effort to hold emotions in check and shouted at U.S. Senators and accused them of wrongdoing. He repeatedly sought to shift the attention and blame to others for what was taking place. He resisted further legal inquiry into the issues under discussion. He approached the inquiry with an attitude of entitlement and self-pity. His conduct was remarkably unprofessional."

Professional Conduct is the new PC.

We don't need no Professional Conduct.
- wingdingalings

#13 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-12 03:21 PM | Reply

Hmmmm, 2005. Funny the FBI missed that in their 7 prior background checks. Even more importantly the Dems missed it which is strange because they were trying to create, er I mean uncover anything they could.

#10 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

2005 what? What the hell are you talking about in 2005 that was missed in background checks?

Do you just come vomit stupidly on the page and leave?

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-12 03:54 PM | Reply

Wow. He might have an Asterisk by his name, placed there by the people who already say he has an asterisk next to his name. More nonsense that will not keep Kavanaugh from already doing his job as Trump's second Supreme Court pick.

#5 | POSTED BY SPORK

Actually, very negative findings can lead to revocation of his law license and impeachment from the Supreme Court.

Care to try again?

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-12 03:54 PM | Reply

Virtually every thread proves this. Are you referencing a particular one?

#9 | Posted by JOE

www.drudge.com

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-12 04:18 PM | Reply

Actually, very negative findings can lead to revocation of his law license and impeachment from the Supreme Court.

Care to try again?

Is there no friggin' straw that you guys won't try to grasp? Please stop, for your own sake.

#17 | Posted by Spork at 2018-10-12 04:21 PM | Reply

Actually, very negative findings can lead to revocation of his law license and impeachment from the Supreme Court.
Care to try again?

Is there no friggin' straw that you guys won't try to grasp? Please stop, for your own sake.

#17 | POSTED BY SPORK

It wasn't from the Democratic Party.

So...what's your point?

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-12 04:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#14 | Posted by Sycophant

Not sure about 2005 but he lied about working on torture policy and receiving stolen documents from Democrats according to emails - he did that in 2006 though and the actions were pre-2005... Just saying...

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-10-12 04:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Spork dork, just being nominated by Putin is enough to give those two morons an asterisk for life.

#20 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-12 04:42 PM | Reply

Like I said democracy happens on the street not in the ballot box

#21 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-10-13 02:28 PM | Reply

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