• Brett Kavanaugh isn't the first Supreme Court nominee to be accused of sexual misconduct - here's what happened last time, and how it compares to now

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct, and it's not the first time in American history this has happened.
    There are parallels between Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh, and lawyer Anita Hill's 1991 testimony against then-nominee Clarence Thomas.
    Here's what happened in both cases, what Hill says the Senate can do better this time around, and how the allegations against Kavanaugh could impact American politics for years to come.
    When President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in July, his confirmation...
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  • 'There are multiple witnesses who should be included': A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault raises the stakes ahead of planned hearing

    'There are multiple witnesses who should be included': A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault raises the stakes ahead of planned hearing

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist and professor who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, called for additional witnesses to testify at a hearing planned for Monday.
    Attorney Lisa Banks argued that her client, a mother of two teenagers, was "thrust into the public spotlight" after going public with her allegation against Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.
    One key witness in the allegation appeared reluctant to discuss the incident or has no memory of it.
    The attorney for Christine...
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  • Read the full statement from Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer who just raised the stakes ahead of a hearing to address sexual misconduct claims against Brett Kavanaugh

    Read the full statement from Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer who just raised the stakes ahead of a hearing to address sexual misconduct claims against Brett Kavanaugh

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer put out a new statement responding to Republican calls for Ford to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago.
    Senate Republicans have been clamoring to get Ford in front of the committee before lawmakers vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
    "Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only two days ago," Ford's attorney said in a statement Wednesday. "She is currently unable to go home, and is receiving ongoing threats to her and her family's safety...
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  • We're Sexual Misconduct Law Experts. The Senate's Brett Kavanaugh Investigation Is a Hot Mess

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The Senate Judiciary Committee's position that the committee itself should vet Christine Blasey Ford's report of past sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a straight-up boondoggle. Ford's insistence on a thorough fact-finding process by an impartial body is spot-on.
    In fact, the committee's proposed investigative process demonstrates with jaw-dropping clarity that it does not genuinely believe that preventing sexual misconduct is a real goal worth fighting for.
    Twenty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held that employers must demonstrate a sincere commitment to...
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  • A GoFundMe for Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford's Private Security Met Its Goal in Just Hours

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Christine Blasey Ford is a research psychology professor at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. She is also the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were both teenagers, a story she shared with the Washington Post on Sunday. On Monday, Ford's lawyer, Debra Katz, told NBC's Today that her client is prepared to testify before Congress if necessary and is “willing to do whatever it takes.”
    Apparently others decided they would threaten Ford with the same. On Tuesday, it was reported that Ford's home address was posted on online, and that she...
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  • Brett Kavanaugh isn't the first Supreme Court nominee to be accused of sexual misconduct - here's what happened last time, and how it compares to now

    Brett Kavanaugh isn't the first Supreme Court nominee to be accused of sexual misconduct - here's what happened last time, and how it compares to now

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct, and it's not the first time in American history this has happened.
    There are parallels between Christine Blasey Ford 's allegations against Kavanaugh, and lawyer Anita Hill's 1991 testimony against then-nominee Clarence Thomas.
    Here's what happened in both cases, what Hill says the Senate can do better this time around, and how the allegations against Kavanaugh could impact American politics for years to come.
    When President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in July, his...
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  • Here's an evolving count of which senators are voting for Trump's Supreme Court pick

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    Wikipedia; Chip Somodevilla/Getty; Skye Gould/Business Insider
    President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court.
    The Senate, tasked with the confirmation process, is split at 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats.
    Republicans will need a minimum of 50 votes, because Vice President Mike Pence can cast a tie-breaker.
    But each party is looking to lock down all of their members as quickly as possible.
    When President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge, to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, it...
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