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The complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has said he's starting his role without bitterness following his bruising confirmation process.

On Oct. 6, Kavanagh was confirmed to the court by a vote of 50-48 in the Senate, a slim victory after multiple women had accused him of sexual misconduct. The judges may be forced to conclude "that intervening events have rendered the allegations moot or make remedial action impossible", said Arthur Hellman, an ethics professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Denver-based 10th Circuit Court now handling the complaints is led by Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich, who was nominated to the bench by former President George W. Bush.

Henderson said in a press release earlier this month that the misconduct claims were filed after Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, which began on September 4.

It's been less than 24-hours since Justice Brett Kavanaugh took his rightful seat on the Supreme Court and two weeks since Democrats attempted to derail his nomination with a supercharged smear campaign.

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"The complaints do not pertain to any conduct in which Judge Kavanaugh engaged as a judge", said Henderson. The spectacle, in which more accusers and corroborators came forward, nearly derailed Kavanaugh's nomination.

The complaints may never get investigated, though. He did not immediately move to refer the filings to another appeals court.

Kavanaugh is expected to give the Supreme Court a reliable 5-4 conservative majority.

Such complaints are usually confidential unless the judicial council investigating issues a public report about its findings. Details of the complaints have not been made public. Kavanaugh remains a federal judge and the complaints "allege misconduct that occurred while Kavanaugh was on the D.C. Circuit and subject to the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges".

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