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OCTOBER 7, 2018

     Brett M. Kavanaugh, 53, replaces (50-48) the swing vote of retired justice Anthony M. Kennedy. He was confirmed as the Supreme Courts 114th justice by one of the narrowest margins in Senate history, as police stood guard and protesters shouts of shame, shame echoed through the Senate chamber. The Kavanaugh court is the one conservatives have worked decades to build.  Expect re-energized efforts from social and religious conservatives to get their issues ? gun-control challenges, religious objections to gay rights  before a court where like-minded justices will make up the majority. The median justice now is much more likely to be conservative Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
 

     Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice late Saturday, just hours after the Senate voted to confirm him to the nation's highest court after a rancorous confirmation battle. Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony, accompanied by his wife and children. The ceremonial swearing in is expected to happen on Monday evening at the White House. It means that now-Justice Kavanaugh will begin hearing cases before the court on Tuesday. The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, mostly along party lines, after a weeklong FBI probe helped settle concerns among most wavering senators about the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination and led to a dramatic second hearing. Saturday's roll call marked the tightest successful Supreme Court confirmation vote in over 100 years, closer than even that of Clarence Thomas who similarly faced sexual misconduct allegations.

     The two cycles have passed and it's done.  The liberals and Dems have lost.  Victory to the American people and justice.
 

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