Brett Kavanaugh thought he slipped through the cracks of the American justice system after being confirmed into the Supreme Court of the United States whilst having multiple women accusing him of sexual assault, and even rape. He assumed that his troubles were all over after the president apologized to him from the nation for forcing him to testify to the claims of Christine Blasey Ford.
Now, it appears that his nightmares aren’t quite over because people aren’t going to forget what happened with the rigged FBI investigation that was sabotaged by Trump himself. Chief Justice John Roberts has reportedly built a case against Kavanaugh through a series of complaints that he has now turned into a whole new investigation of the scandal-clad judge.
This is unprecedented, as a Supreme Court Justice has never ordered the investigation of one of his fellow justices. According to Washington Post:
“A judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — the court on which Kavanaugh serves — passed on to Roberts a string of complaints the court received starting three weeks ago, said four people familiar with the matter.”
“That judge, Karen LeCraft Henderson, had dismissed other complaints against Kavanaugh as frivolous, but she concluded that some were substantive enough that they should not be handled by Kavanaugh’s fellow judges in the D.C. Circuit.”
The report continues:
“The situation is highly unusual, legal experts and several people familiar with the matter said. Never before has a Supreme Court nominee been poised to join the court while a fellow judge recommends that a series of misconduct claims against that nominee warrant review.”
Fox News’ Bret Baier announced on Wednesday that, “Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is asking federal judges outside the beltway to investigate complaints over statements made by now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his contentious nomination. Roberts says he received the ethics complaints beginning September 20th, but did not act on referrals until today.”
“Roberts’s decision not to immediately refer the cases to another appeals court has caused some concern in the legal community. Now that he has been confirmed, the details of the complaints may not become public and instead may be dismissed, legal experts say. Supreme Court justices are not subject to the misconduct rules governing these claims.”
New York University Law School professor Stephanie Gillers says that there’s no way around another investigation:
“If Justice Roberts sits on the complaints, then they will reside in a kind of purgatory and will never be adjudicated. This is not how the rules anticipated the process would work.”
Check out the Fox segment below: