As the FBI began looking into allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings last year, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) wrote to the director of the FBI saying he had “information relevant” to the inquiry, but the bureau apparently failed to follow up.
Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Representative Hank Johnson said they were seeking records from 2001 to 2006 that include documents unavailable during Kavanaugh's 2018 Senate confirmation, which was dominated by allegations of sexual misconduct.
As the most powerful court in the world, our Supreme Court still has the unique opportunity to show how free and fair investigations can be conducted, paving the way for a new era of equality and dignity for women, and to leave a lasting legacy for the world to follow.
Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice in early October after an acrimonious confirmation process that involved a woman testifying that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago when both were teenagers.
Edmund Zagorski had been set to be executed on Thursday but a few hours before the SC's decision Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted a 10-day reprieve to allow the case to wind itself through the courts and to consider the inmate's request to be put to death by electrocution.
The nation's reckoning with power and who to believe about sexual misconduct has generated a new anger factor among the electorate and made the Nov. 6 balloting a referendum on more than President Donald Trump.
The Republicans on the US Senate Judiciary Committee are all men. Their remarks during the heated Supreme Court confirmation fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh renewed attention to the party’s fraught relationship with women.