In legal news, The Guardian is reporting that recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh once lobbied for the judge who is now charged with reviewing over a dozen ethics complaints filed against him. Earlier this month, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts referred misconduct complaints to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado, alleging Kavanaugh lied to Congress while showing a lack of “judicial temperament” during his Senate testimony.
Beginning in 2001, Kavanaugh was heavily involved in campaigning for Timothy Tymkovich, a conservative judge nominated by George W. Bush who faced resistance from lawmakers over his stance on LGBTQ rights. Legal experts have called out the conflict of interest in the selection of Tymkovich to oversee the complaints against Kavanaugh.