The Democrats shameful smear job of a good and decent man is officially over. They tried everything to destroy Brett Kavanaugh and all they have to show for it is their shame.
They lost, Brett won but it was the manner in which they conducted themselves that really pissed people off.
They never had the votes to block Brett but they viciously smeared him anyway. Out of spite.
And when they lost did they apologize or at least give it up? Nope, they filed dubious ethics complaints to try to get him removed from the bench.
It was a doomed effort because the only legal remedy for Supreme Court justices is impeachment but the point wasn’t to win, but to smear.
Hopefully, with this final act, the left will move on and leave Brett Kavanaugh alone.
From Law.com: A key judicial conduct committee of the policymaking arm of the federal judiciary Thursday rejected misconduct complaints against now-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tied to his testimony last year at his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
The nine petitions before the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability were essentially appeals of rulings by the 10th Circuit Judicial Council. The appeals court body had reviewed 83 ethical complaints against Kavanaugh, who was then a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
That council ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to consider the merits of the complaints because Kavanaugh had been elevated to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was confirmed in October 2018 in the narrowest Supreme Court confirmation votes in modern history.
“We agree with the reasoning of the Tenth Circuit Judicial Council and conclude the [Judicial Conduct & Disability] Act does not authorize review of the merits of the complaints against Justice Kavanaugh,” the Judicial Conduct and Disability Committee concluded in its order Thursday.
The rules governing the conduct of federal judges “unequivocally preclude review” of the merits of complaints against a judge “who has resigned his or her judicial office and thereafter been confirmed as a justice of the Supreme Court,” the committee said.
“Because the Act does not apply to a judge who has resigned from a covered judicial office and thereafter been confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice, we will deny the petitions for review,” the panel said.
The petitioners had argued that because Kavanaugh was still a judge on the D.C. Circuit at the time the complaints were filed, the federal courts had jurisdiction under the judicial conduct act to consider the merits of their complaints.
The committee also rejected procedural errors that the petitioners claimed were made by the 10th Judicial Council in its review of the Kavanaugh complaints. The committee stated: “Though the rules recommend a different procedure than the Tenth Circuit Judicial Council followed, we conclude, based on our independent review and affirmance of the Judicial Council’s determination, that any procedural error has caused no prejudice.”