There are at least 15 ethics complaints against Kavanaugh. Will he be held accountable?
Complaints against Brett Kavanaugh in the D.C. Circuit, the federal appeals court that hears appeals from D.C., have just been passed along a second time. This began with a series of reports submitted to Chief Judge Merrick Garland—it’s the “chief judge” part that required they go to him—challenging as unethical Kavanaugh’s statements during his first Senate confirmation hearing and his response to allegations of sexual assault.
Here’s the money passage from the first complaint, filed by the Democratic Coalition:
Kavanaugh violated Canons 1 and 2 of Code of Judicial Conduct by committing crimes of dishonesty while he was a federal judge, by obtaining confirmation of his appointment as a federal judge by false and perjurious testimony, by concealing and covering up his criminal actions and by obstructing justice. He is unfit to serve as a judge by reason of his corrupt, unscrupulous, dishonest and criminal conduct.