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>> The nomination of Brett M Kavanaugh of Maryland to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is confirmed.>> With Brett Kavanaugh winning full Senate approval Saturday for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, the question lingering after his tense confirmation is, what happens now?
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>> This whole two week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit. Revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars and money from outside left wing opposition groups.>> That fierce defense against sexual assault allegations left some High Court watchers worried how Kavanaugh's interests would impact the court it self.
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>> Reuters Supreme Court correspondent Laurance Hurley says, as a tight knit group, the justices have learned that they have to get along to move along.>> The Supreme Court is known for being a collegial instutiion. The justices make a lot of effort to bring new justices on board, move past any issues that happened in the confirmation hearing as happened in 1991 when Justice Clarence Thomas got onto the court.
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After he had a contentious confirmation hearing involving allegations of sexual harassment brought against him. And he's now seen as one of the most popular members among the justices.>> Court watchers say with a five four split in favor of conservatives, liberal justices can't afford to just outright alienate Kavanaugh.
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But which Kavanaugh will they be working with, the angry one seen during the Senate testimony or the one known as an upstanding federal appeals court judge?>> Internally, the question is whether once he gets on the bench, as he said, when he sort of apologized for his remarks, is that he's a judge, once he gets on the court he's gonna act like a judge.
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He's gonna be impartial, he's gonna decide the cases that are in front of him, and not favor one side or another.>> Court followers will soon find out. He could hear his first case as early as this coming week.