Dec 18, 2018 - Politics & Policy

All 83 ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed

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Brett Kavanaugh. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

All 83 complaints of judicial misconduct filed against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh have been dismissed, BuzzFeed News reports.

The big picture: The complaints included allegations that Kavanaugh made false and partisan statements during his confirmation hearings, lacked judicial temperament and disrespected members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The panel of federal judges behind the decision called the complaints against Kavanaugh "serious," but said the cases had to be dismissed given Supreme Court justices are not bound by the same code of conduct that dictates the process for pursuing complaints against other judges.

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