Fresh off the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, questions arose about what Republicans might do if another vacancy opens on the court in 2020 - and Republican leadership doesn't agree on what they'd do in that situation.
President Trump said Wednesday night that picking a different Supreme Court nominee during the height of the controversy over sexual assault allegations against now-Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh would have been "the easier path".
The complaints, which were originally filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over the course of the last month, were only a few among the many that had been lodged against Kavanaugh.
Roberts' letter was sent to Judge Timothy Tymkovich, the 10th Circuit's chief judge.
It is unclear what will come of the review by the 10th Circuit.
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell disagree on whether the GOP would try to confirm a Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year, something they prevented Democrats from doing in 2016.
The Washington Post spoke with University of Pittsburgh law professor Arthur Hellman about the likely next step.
"This was just basically sending as strong a signal as we could as candidates to the members who are now in to say that we need to take on these issues upon the new Congress coming in", Ms. Slotkin said. Henderson said they all relate to the hearings, not to his conduct as a judge. Details of the complaints have not been made public. Henderson took over from Chief Judge Merrick Garland, who recused himself from the matter. "Folks who feel very strongly one way or the other about the issues in front of us should get out and vote and participate". He did not immediately move to refer the filings to another appeals court.
But Gillers said the complaints "may be found not to be meritorious in the end".
Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh (L) hugs his wife Ashley after the ceremony.
Henderson said members of the general public had filed the complaints.
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