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Judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 10, 2018 08:55PM
[www.washingtonpost.com]

"Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday referred more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints filed recently against Brett M. Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado.

The 15 complaints, related to statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings, were initially filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served for the last 12 years before his confirmation Saturday to the Supreme Court.

The allegations center on whether Kavanaugh was dishonest and lacked judicial temperament during his Senate testimony, according to people familiar with the matter.

Last month, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asked Roberts to refer the complaints to another appeals court for review after determining that they should not be handled by judges who served with Kavanaugh on the D.C. appellate court.

In a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Roberts said he selected the court in Colorado to “accept the transfer and to exercise the powers of a judicial council with respect to the identified complaints and any pending or new complaints relating to the same subject matter.”

The Denver-based appeals court is led by Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich, the former solicitor general of Colorado who was nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush. The 10th Circuit handled another recent judicial misconduct case from Washington involving the former chief judge of the District Court.

It is unclear what will come of the review by the 10th Circuit. The judiciary’s rules on misconduct do not apply to Supreme Court justices, and the 10th Circuit could decide to dismiss the complaints as moot now that Kavanaugh has joined the high court.

“There is nothing that a judicial council could do at this point,” said Arthur D. Hellman, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh and expert on the operation of federal courts.

He said it was unprecedented for a new justice to face such a situation. Hellman predicted that the 10th Circuit will likely close the case “because it is no longer within their jurisdiction,” now that Kavanaugh has been elevated to the Supreme Court."



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Re: judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 10, 2018 09:22PM
"OK, I'll just shuffle these off to the filing cabinet ... halfway across the country. And if they happened to get tossed into the round file, that'd be alright as well."
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Re: judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 10, 2018 09:32PM
Honestly I think this is a ridiculous use of tax dollars. And the headlines are click bait because this is not about judicial misconduct on the bench.

It looks like a desperate move by K's opponents. It's over. Everyone saw his performance during the confirmation process, and he ascended to the Court.

The only left to do now is vote. And work to protect the vulnerable people who may be negatively impacted by his rulings.
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Re: Judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 11, 2018 09:27AM
Let the process work. It's a far better use of $$ than 99% of what Orange Man does.
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Re: Judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 11, 2018 09:33AM
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sekker
Let the process work. It's a far better use of $$ than 99% of what Orange Man does.


It's not going to "work." It's a waste of everyone's time.

Trump has a good chance of being re-elected in 2020 and people want to do this stupidity?
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Re: Judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 11, 2018 09:58AM
The complaints were filed assuming that Judge K would not be confirmed.

His clear perjury needs to be documented, even if he's on the SCOTUS.

I'm not saying that he WILL be impeached, but having the data is important.

What's wrong with this legal process running in parallel with everything else?
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Re: Judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 11, 2018 10:10AM
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sekker
The complaints were filed assuming that Judge K would not be confirmed.

His clear perjury needs to be documented, even if he's on the SCOTUS.

I'm not saying that he WILL be impeached, but having the data is important.

What's wrong with this legal process running in parallel with everything else?

The judiciary has no power over Justices. Neither does the Chief justice, they are all equals under the law. No federal court circuit can do anything to or about Kavanaugh.

It's moot. It's an administrative exercise. Nothing more.
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Re: Judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado
Posted by: $tevie
Date: October 11, 2018 04:02PM
I think Roberts just wants to be able to say he dealt with it. All done.



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