Conservatives across the country get to celebrate another small victory this weekend.
On Thursday, the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability dismissed an ethics complaint against Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, The Hill reports.
Kavanaugh complaint dismissed
Last fall, liberals were doing everything they could to try to prevent Kavanaugh from being confirmed. As part of the plot against him, complaints were filed during his hearings citing the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act, which The Hill reports is “a 1980 law that sets out a process for complaints against federal judges to be filed.”
Those complaints centered around Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct.
The complaint slammed Kavanaugh for “making inappropriately partisan statements and behaving in a demonstrably hostile manner during [his confirmation] hearings.” This was no doubt in reference to Kavanaugh’s passionate opening statement and some of his initial responses to the discredited allegations made against him.
The problem for liberals, though, is that once Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, the committee tasked with reviewing the claims against the judge no longer had any ruling authority on the matter.
“Since Justice Kavanaugh, the subject of the pending complaints, resigned his post as a covered judge and is currently a Supreme Court Justice, we lack authority to review the merits of any complaints against him,” the committee’s order of dismissal read.
Another win for conservatives
Even if the committee did have authority over Kavanaugh, it is unlikely this case would have been successful. The complaint was clearly politically motivated and just one of many attempts by liberals to make Trump — and anyone associated with him — look bad.
Since Kavanaugh has been on the Supreme Court bench, his decisions have made it perfectly clear he is not making decisions based on politics — period.
Additionally, even liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently came out in defense of Justice Kavanaugh and his colleague Neil Gorsuch, who was also appointed by Trump.
This may be a small win in the grand scheme of things, but it’s no doubt a weight off Kavanaugh’s shoulders.
Whether liberals like it or not, Justice Kavanaugh is here to stay.