Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business

Brett Kavanaugh with his D.C. Circuit law clerks from 2014 to 2015

Brett Kavanaugh with his D.C. Circuit law clerks from 2014 to 2015 Uncredited AP

"Chief Justice John Roberts transferred both of the ethics complaints we filed with the Appeals court on Brett Kavanaugh", Democratic Coalition co-founder Scott Dworkin said in a tweet.

The first complaint, though, was filed September 10 - before the sexual assault allegation came out - and accuses Kavanaugh of lying when he told the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing in early September that he hadn't received information stolen from Senate Democrats when he was working in the White House in the early 2000s. Trump apologised to Brett and his family for the "terrible pain and suffering" they endured.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of all Likely U.S. Voters say they are more likely to vote in the upcoming midterm elections because of the controversy surrounding President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

He emphatically denied the allegations.

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Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, in a 50-48 vote that followed strictly partisan lines.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh (L) hugs his wife Ashley after the ceremony. The school recently said that Kavanaugh will not be returning to teach there.

The other eight justices were all in attendance for Monday's swearing-in, which was entirely ceremonial.

Hundreds of protesters had also swarmed the steps of the Supreme Court.

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Mr Kavanaugh officially became a member of the high court Saturday. And I will always be a team player on the team of nine.

During Kavanaugh's confirmation process, dozens of women had dressed up in similar costumes to represent the TV show's depiction of women living under a dystopian fundamentalist regime. "That process is over", he said. "President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy, '" McConnell famously said in August 2016. "I take this office with gratitude and no bitterness".

The new justice dived into his new job, asking a handful of questions in the first arguments of the day following a traditional welcome from Chief Justice John Roberts, who wished Kavanaugh "a long and happy career in our common calling".

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