Retired Supreme Court Justice Changes Mind on Kavanaugh

Retired Supreme Court Justice Changes Mind on Kavanaugh

Retired Supreme Court Justice Changes Mind on Kavanaugh

Retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to comment on the Kavanaugh scandal when asked about it last month, but did offer a vague statement about the state of democracy.

"They suggest that he has demonstrated a potential bias involving enough potential litigants before the court that he would not be able to perform his full responsibilities", Stevens said in remarks to retirees in Boca Raton, Florida. "I've changed my views for reasons that have no relationship to his intellectual ability", the 98-year-old said. I feel his performance in the hearings ultimately changed my mind'. During the hearing, some of Kavanaugh's testimony appeared blatantly political - in one instance he called the handling of the accusation "a calculated and orchestrated political hit".

"I think there's merit in that criticism, and that the senators should really pay attention to it for the good of the court". Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, condemning the "gutter-level" debate surrounding his nomination.

"I think that that, institutionally, has hurt the court a lot and may continue to do so, ' Sotomayor, who was appointed by Barack Obama in 2009 said about the legal theories Democrats and Republicans have 'superimposed on the court".

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Saturday that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, a George W. Bush-era appointee who voted against gay marriage in 2015 but supported Obamacare in 2012, could serve as the Supreme Court's new center.

Stevens, a lifelong Republican and appointee of President Gerald Ford who ended up as a generally liberal voice on the court by the time he retired in 2010, spoke at an event hosted by a Palm Beach Post reporter.

Protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gather at the Hart Senate Office Building atrium on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

Stevens even once praised Kavanaugh directly in a book he wrote in 2014.

President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans gained confidence on Thursday that his nominee Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation after two wavering lawmakers responded positively to an Federal Bureau of Investigation report on accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge. That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me.

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