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Amy Schumer arrested during protests against alleged rapist – and now Supreme Court Judge – Brett Kavanaugh

It is now confirmed that alleged rapist Brett Kavanaugh has been voted in as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court.

The US Senate voted 50:48, confirming Kavanaugh’s position to the highest court in the nation, one which makes thousands of decisions a year in cases relating to everything from espionage to sexual assault.

The decision follows a fortnight of contention from political representatives and public protestors alike.

Kavanaugh was accused by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford of sexually assaulting her, yet despite this and several other accusations, his nomination for the role of Supreme Court Justice continued and was supported by prominent individuals including Donald Trump.

Dr Ford said that Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a house party in 1982 when they were both in high school.

While accusations of sexual assault did prompt an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh’s history, the bureau’s findings were incomplete. The bureau interviewed, for example, only one of Kavanaugh’s three accusers and did not interview Kavanaugh himself.

The FBI did interview Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate who accused Kavanaugh of drunkenly exposing himself to her, but investigators did not talk to other Yale associates who could have corroborated Ramirez’s testimony.

Hundreds of protestors have been arrested leading up to the Kavanaugh nomination and his ultimate win as Supreme Court judge. Among these were comedienne/actress Amy Schumer and model/actress Emily Ratajkowski, the latter taking to Instagram to say, “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is a message to women in this country that they do not matter. I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.”

Nonetheless, Kavanaugh has made it to the top as Supreme Court Justice which will undoubtedly spark further protests as well as rage amongst Democratic politicians and commentary amongst outspoken celebrities.

Meanwhile, the most powerful man in the US, President Donald Trump, has just issued a Tweet stating, “I applaud and congratulate the US Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!”

In a nutshell, what this means is that alleged rapists and confirmed misogynists are currently running the state of politics, law, and order in the US.  Lisa Andrews

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