Matt Damon returned to ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Brett Kavanaugh in a ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ sketch

NBC Matt Damon reprised his role as Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the latest episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”  The actor, who was hosting the episode, appeared as Kavanaugh for an “It’s A Wonderful Life” spoof imagining what the world would be like if Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, wasn’t president.  When […]

‘Guilty until proven innocent’: Trump compares global pushback against Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst US President Donald Trump compared mounting criticism over Saudi Arabia’s handling of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. Of the pushback against Saudi Arabia, Trump told the Associated Press: “Here we go again with, you know, you’re […]

Meet Brett Kavanagh, the unfortunate Twitter namesake of the moment

With the nation’s eyes glued to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s bitter confirmation fight in recent weeks, spare a thought for Brett Kavanagh, a man who shares nothing with the judge except a closely-spelled last name. One guy’s a college sports fanatic who loves beer and football, the other is an average guy from Kentucky […]

South Park Targets Brett Kavanaugh With Help From Mr. Hankey — Watch

South Park is depicting Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he really is: an actual turd. Wednesday’s episode (Comedy Central, 10/9c) draws inspiration from Kavanaugh’s contentious Supreme Court confirmation hearings, substituting Mr. Hankey — the show’s beloved Christmas character, not seen since 2012 — for Kavanaugh. Here’s the episode’s official synopsis: “Mr. Hankey must defend his character […]

How ‘the Forrest Gump of Republican politics’ Brett Kavanaugh became the Supreme Court’s most embattled justice in decades, after controversy over sexual misconduct allegations

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s nomination appeared to be in jeopardy for weeks, after multiple women came forward to publicly accuse him of sexual misconduct in high school and college. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations in statements and […]

Protests erupt outside the Supreme Court and Capitol as Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in

Alex Brandon/AP Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday by 50-48 votes in the Senate. He was sworn in that evening in a private ceremony. Before, during, and after the vote, protesters and activists flooded the areas outside the Supreme Court and the US Capitol to oppose his confirmation. Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has […]

Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say their client is not interested in seeing Brett Kavanaugh impeached from the Supreme Court

Win McNamee/Getty Images Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say their client is not interested in murmurings that Democrats may seek to impeach Judge Brett Kavanaugh if they reclaim the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections. “Professor Ford has not asked for anything of the sort,” attorney Debra Katz said to CNN. “What she […]

2 Supreme Court justices who will soon share the bench with Brett Kavanaugh spoke about partisanship on the high court

Allison Shelley/Getty Images Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan gave remarks about their experiences on the nation’s highest court, and talked specifically about the idea of political bias on the bench. Justice Sotomayor said “we have to rise above partisanship in our personal relationships.” Sotomayor spoke broadly about how Supreme Court justices need […]

Senate votes to advance embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a final vote

Zach Gibson/Getty Images The US Senate has voted to invoke cloture on the confirmation of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by a narrow 51-49 margin. Kavanaugh is now guaranteed a final vote after no more than 30 hours of floor debate, meaning the final floor vote on his confirmation could occur as soon as Saturday night.  […]