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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 1, 2019
At least two appeals are challenging the dismissal of 83 ethics complaints against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, The ABA Journal reports. The complaints stemmed from statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearing. Some argued Kavanaugh made false statements under oath. Others said he made inappropriate partisan statements, or that he treated members of the Senate Judiciary Committee with disrespect. The Judicial Council of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in December that it had no jurisdiction because the federal law governing judicial misconduct complaints does not apply to U.S. Supreme Court justices.