Liberals have not stopped their crusade to remove Brett Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court.
The left was launching one final push to force Kavanaugh off the bench.
And one court just handed down the ruling that decided everything once and for all.
Liberal activists and pressure groups filed 83 different ethics complaints about Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
Liberals alleged Kavanaugh lied during his confirmation hearings about his views on policy, his drinking, and his work during the Bush administration.
Desperate leftists filed these complaints with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the court Kavanaugh served on before the Senate confirmed him to the Supreme Court.
Barack Obama’s doomed Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland was slated to handle these ethics allegations.
But he recused himself.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals then forwarded the complaints to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who passed them along to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Tenth Circuit’s Chief Justice Timothy Tymkovich smacked the left down and dismissed all 83 complaints.
“The allegations contained in the complaints are serious, but the Judicial Council is obligated to adhere to the Act,” Tymkovich wrote in his ruling. “Lacking statutory authority to do anything more, the complaints must be dismissed because an intervening event — Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court — has made the complaints no longer appropriate for consideration under the Act.”
This is not the end of the road for Kavanaugh.
Incoming House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler made noise last fall about opening an investigation into allegations that Kavanaugh perjured himself during his hearings.
These claims are ridiculous and may have simply been political posturing on Nadler’s part to stoke the Democrat base before the midterm elections.
But Kavanaugh’s early tenure on the court has been marred by some controversy.
He, as well as Chief Justice John Roberts, joined the court’s three liberal judges in voting to refuse to hear a case that could have allowed states to block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding.
Planned Parenthood initiated lawsuits against several state bans and Kavanaugh’s decision meant those cases will work their way through the lower courts and the Supreme Court will not weigh in.
Conservatives were puzzled.
The other three conservative jurists on the court – Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Samuel Alito – issued a rare opinion where they implied that the Senate already confirmed Kavanaugh and so there was no need to try and placate his critics.
Some conservatives worried this was a sign Kavanaugh was another Justice Anthony Kennedy.
But it is far too early to make that determination.
Not voting to hear a case is not the same thing as giving your opinion on a case.
Pundits believe Kavanaugh blinked because he and Roberts did not want the court to handle a hot-button case involving Planned Parenthood so soon after Kavanaugh’s emotional and raw confirmation hearings.
But if that was why, many Trump supporters see this as a giant red flag about Kavanaugh’s toughness.
Some Trump supporters worry that Kavanaugh will follow the path of other Republican-nominated Justices like Kennedy and Roberts who succumbed to the liberal pressure and moderated their views in order to win approval from the media and other Washington elites.
Kavanaugh has not handed down any rulings, so Trump supporters should not conclude that he’s already betrayed the President and pretended to be a conservative when he’s really a stealth moderate.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.