On Saturday, Oct. 6, Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. This followed after allegations of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetncik.
Kavanaugh, born Feb. 12, 1965, previously served as White House Staff Secretary from June 2003 to May 2006. He had also served as Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from May 2006 to Oct. 2018. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on July 8, 2018.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held about five days of public hearings concerning Kavanaugh’s nomination. During these hearings, Kavanaugh was asked questions about various judiciary matters, but he declined to express opinion on most of these questions.
On Sept. 27, an additional day of public hearings was held to discuss allegations of sexual assault committed by Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh claimed that the accusations were untrue and a “political hit” by Democrats and left-wing activists.
On Oct. 6, Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate with a 50-48 vote. Kavanaugh is the 114 Justice of the Supreme Court. Several complaints concerning Kavanaugh’s conduct during his confirmation hearings have led to an investigation by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.