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"I'm honored to serve alongside all of my new colleagues, each of whom I know, and each of whom I greatly admire and deeply respect", Kavanaugh said at the White House, noting that the "contentious and emotional" confirmation process was over.
"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain you have been forced to endure", Trump said today during a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House.
Trump showed he still considers the nomination row a political battle. That evening, he took his oaths of office in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court while protesters chanted outside the court building.
He also thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Chuck Grassley for their unwavering support and strong leadership during the confirmation process. "That process is over", he said.
Before hearing arguments on Tuesday, the justices turned aside appeals of a 2017 ruling authored by Kavanaugh on the lower court that struck down a 2015 environmental rule imposed under former President Barack Obama regulating a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change.
The president's rendering of a verdict on the sexual assault allegations risks further antagonizing political opponents at a moment that the "Me Too" movement demands accountability for sexual misconduct.
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in during an official ceremony yesterday at the White House.
Tuesday's cases being argued before the justices involved the 1984 Armed Career Criminal Act, a "three-strikes-and-you're-out" criminal sentencing law that boosts prison sentences after multiple violent felonies or drug offences. The Senate Judiciary Committee also heard testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh pushed her onto a bed, groped her and tried to remove her clothes.
No concrete evidence was produced to back up the searing accusations, which Republicans described as a dirty tricks campaign.
Trump on Twitter on Tuesday said he was "very proud" of Kavanaugh and his family, and disparaged the anti-Kavanaugh protesters.
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is diving into his new job, asking a handful of questions in the first arguments of the day.
Appointed by President Donald Trump, Kavanaugh's confirmation cemented a conservative majority on the court that could last for years.
"I´ve always been told it´s the biggest thing a president can do and I can understand that", he said. "I think, given our divides, it will pretty much fall predictably between those who are for and those who are against", Clinton said.
"I´m doing rallies and people are loving that man and loving that choice", he said.
That will set off more hysteria over Kavanaugh's confirmation, but it's meaningless. "If Justice Roberts sits on the complaints, then they will reside in a kind of purgatory and will never be adjudicated", said New York University law professor Stephen Gillers. Only one Democrat voted for Trump´s nominee.