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U.S. Justice Kavanaugh upbeat in first major public speech


Added 11-15-19 12:10:04am EST - “A gathering of conservative lawyers gave U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavana...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “U.S. Justice Kavanaugh upbeat in first major public speech”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gathering of conservative lawyers gave U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh a rapturous reception on Thursday for an upbeat speech in his first major public appearance since sexual misconduct accusations almost derailed his appointment.

Appointed last year to the high court by Republican President Donald Trump, Kavanaugh addressed the annual meeting of the conservative Federalist Society at Washington’s Union Station.

Protesters outside carried signs reading “Impeach Kavanaugh” and chanted as dinner attendees in evening clothes waited to enter. Some protesters with whistles briefly disrupted his speech.

Kavanaugh thanked friends who stood by him during the contentious confirmation process and appeared emotional when mentioning his wife and daughters.

In a speech chiefly light in tone, scattered with jokes and sports references, Kavanaugh praised his fellow eight justices on the Supreme Court, which has a 5-4 conservative majority, referring to the group as a “team of nine.”

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