Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony a 'political rally'

Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony a 'political rally'

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.

During the interview, Clinton was asked whether they would be prepared to talk about her husband's sex scandal that led to his impeachment, and how it compares to the accusations against Trump and Kavanaugh.

President Barack Obama's two Supreme Court appointees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, didn't participate in oath ceremonies at the White House. Instead, the former D.C. Circuit judge missed the first week of arguments as the Senate considered an allegation that he had sexually assaulted a woman in high school.

Judicial Crisis Network, the "dark money" group that spent millions promoting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation effort, announced a new "six-figure TV and digital ad campaign" Tuesday in support of Sen. Court watchers will be looking to see whether the new justice asks questions at arguments and, if so, what he asks.

Kavanaugh is expected to vote with his conservative colleagues on the bench, even on some hot-button issues where Kennedy served as a swing vote.

Before Kavanaugh was formally sworn as a new justice of the Supreme Court, Trump took the ceremony in a politically-charged direction by lamenting the "terrible pain and suffering" Kavanaugh faced over the last few weeks.

"I think a lot of Democrats are going to vote Republican", he said in his earlier comments outside the White House. Collins spoke to "60 Minutes" Sunday and said of the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault: "I believed that a sexual assault had happened to her".

Kavanaugh moved to the Supreme Court after spending 12 years as a judge on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, building a conservative judicial record.

Before the arguments began, Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed Kavanaugh, 53, to a court that now has five conservative members and four liberals.

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Alaska Republican party leaders plan to consider whether to reprimand senator Lisa Murkowski for opposing Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Kavanaugh has had busy days since he was confirmed Saturday.

Kavanaugh said he would aim to be a force for stability and unity on the court, whose other eight members all attended the ceremony.

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Monday he was apologizing on behalf of the whole country to his new conservative Supreme Court justice after one of the most contentious confirmation processes in U.S. history. He helped to vet Roberts and Alito when Kavanaugh was working as a lawyer in the White House.

The high court is hearing two hours of arguments Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m.

Arguments will resume Wednesday in separate cases, one involving the detention of undocumented immigrants.

As they have before, the justices were not shy about asking whether Congress would change the Armed Career Criminal Act, in part to rescue them from their previous decisions.

He'll also sit on the committee that oversees the court's cafeteria, which is open to the public. 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".

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