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  1. #1 Chief Justice John Roberts is referring complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado and neighboring states. 
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    Chief Justice John Roberts orders federal judges to probe complaints made against Brett Kavanaugh - including that he lied to cover up sex attacks

    • Chief Justice John Roberts tells federal judges to look into ethics complaints made against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
    • He reveals a total of 15 completes are being referred to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Denver, Colorado
    • At least two of the complaints are known to have been made by Democratic-aligned group
    • One claims he lied to cover up sex crimes - an allegation relating to his denial of claims from Christine Blasey Ford that he attempted to rape her
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    Chief Justice John Roberts is referring complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado and neighboring states.
    The 15 complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings. All were filed originally with Kavanaugh's old court, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the latest last Wednesday, while the battle over his confirmation was still under way.
    Two are known to have been filed by filed by the Democratic Coalition, a political action group, Buzzfeed reported.
    The first was filed on September 10, before the allegations of sexual assault came out, and accused Kavanaugh of lying when he told the Senate Judiciary Committee he didn't know he received information stolen from Senate Democrats when he was working in the Bush White House in the early 2000s.
    The second, filed September 27, claims Kavanaugh violated the judiciary's code of conduct by 'engaging in a public and partisan campaign of lies to cover-up and conceal sexual misconduct and crimes he committed in the past.'

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    Action: Chief Justice John Roberts says he has asked asked federal judges on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to look into complaints against Kavanaugh
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    Roberts said in a letter posted Wednesday on the D.C. Circuit website that he has asked judges who handle ethics complaints for the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to deal with the complaints.
    In a statement issued Saturday, D.C. Circuit Judge Karen Henderson said the complaints only 'seek investigations ... of the public statements he has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court.'
    The ethics complaints were filed against Kavanaugh when he was still a sitting federal judge which made him subject to conduct rules which are ultimately overseen by Roberts himself.
    Ironically they would ultimately have come under the supervision of Merick Garland, the Supreme Court nominee put forward by President Obama who never got a Senate confirmation hearing.
    Garland is chief judge of the D.C. circuit court of appeals, but recused himself from the ethics investigation process earlier this week.
    Discipline under those rules could have ranged from Kavanaugh getting a private talking-to by the chief judge on his circuit -Garland - to a suspension from hearing cases and even to a referral to the House of Representatives for possible impeachment proceedings.
    It is however unclear what Justice Roberts can do if there is an adverse finding by the judges now considering the complaints. Supreme Court justices only answer to Congress.
    There are also no defined rules for the justices.
    While Kavanaugh's political rhetoric during his fiery hearing could lead to calls for recusal on certain cases should he be elevated to the high court, he's under no obligation to do so.
    Kavanaugh began his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee with a 45-minute, 5,200-word opening statement to instead issue a fiery denunciation of Democrats, accusing them of wanting 'revenge for the Clintons' and on Trump's election as president.
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    This was part of detailed planned strategy that considered all possibilities. I am willing to bet that most of those complaints were written before or just after the confirmation.
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    All he has to say is "I don't recall".
    OMG DuhhhhhFFFFIIIIINNNNNCCCCCHHHHHHH!!!!!!
    YOU ARE A TOTAL LOSER ! ! ! ! LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    All he has to say is "I don't recall".
    That seems to work for everyone else why not him?

    You'd think by now that they would understand resistance is futile.
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    Why doesn't Roberts just deny the claims?

    Why the hell would he want to continue this bs circus against a fellow sitting Supreme Court judge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelangelo View Post
    Why doesn't Roberts just deny the claims?

    Why the hell would he want to continue this bs circus against a fellow sitting Supreme Court judge?
    Why did Roberts go along with ObamaCare? Some things just can't be explained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelangelo View Post
    Why doesn't Roberts just deny the claims?

    Why the hell would he want to continue this bs circus against a fellow sitting Supreme Court judge?
    I guess I don't see what the problem with investigating the situation further is. If Kavanaugh is fully innocent, he should just welcome it.

    Not looking for a political pissfest here, just asking a reasonable question.
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    ​I say kick Roberts out of America!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanfordSam View Post
    I guess I don't see what the problem with investigating the situation further is. If Kavanaugh is fully innocent, he should just welcome it.

    Not looking for a political pissfest here, just asking a reasonable question.
    I guess my problem is Kavanaugh has been investigated 7 times by the FBI over the years
    and they found nothing. These allegations are like a fly at a picnic, it becomes an
    annoyance and won't stop until you kill it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave007inVegas View Post
    I guess my problem is Kavanaugh has been investigated 7 times by the FBI over the years
    and they found nothing. These allegations are like a fly at a picnic, it becomes an
    annoyance and won't stop until you kill it.
    Fly at a picnic. Yep. Kill it. There has to be an end point, Sam.
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