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Anna Jefferson | 10 October, 2018, 03:13

Kavanaugh officially took up his new role on Saturday, following a private swearing in ceremony.

"Say it loud, and say it clear: Kavanaugh's not welcome here!" they chanted, dressed in long red robes and white hats in temperatures slated to reach 80 degrees.

Mr Kavanaugh denied the allegations and during a Senate hearing on September 27 accused Democrats of an "orchestrated political hit".

Kavanaugh is the second justice Trump has successfully nominated to the Supreme Court, following the confirmation a year ago of Neil Gorsuch to the seat left by the late Antonin Scalia.

Trump sees his success in getting Kavanaugh onto the court - tilting the crucial body to the right for potentially years to come - as one of the major successes of his turbulent two-year administration. Kavanaugh hears his first arguments from the bench today, having salted away the traditional duties of cafeteria supervision befitting the tradition for SCOTUS newbies.

President Donald Trump listens to Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks during the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of Kavanaugh as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

"What was done last night at the White House was a political rally", Clinton told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview set to be broadcast Tuesday night. At the time McConnell said: "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice".

A petition to impeach Justice Kavanaugh has more than 150,000 signatures.

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Monday he was apologizing on behalf of the whole country to his new conservative Supreme Court justice after one of the most contentious confirmation processes in USA history.

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The new justice's wife and two daughters were in seats reserved for justices' guests, along with retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Kavanaugh moved to the Supreme Court after spending 12 years as a judge on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, building a conservative judicial record. Kavanaugh's confirmation gave the Republican president a political victory ahead of crucial November 6 congressional elections.

Trump on Twitter on Tuesday said he was "very proud" of Kavanaugh and his family, and disparaged the anti-Kavanaugh protesters. He had already hired four law clerks, all women.

Kavanaugh posed questions to lawyers in both cases before the court, his first one coming about 20 minutes into the arguments.

Though he missed the court's first week, none of the six cases argued dealt with blockbuster issues. Kavanaugh won't vote in those cases, but if the court is split 4-4, it could decide to have those cases reargued so Kavanaugh can break the tie. Kavanaugh could serve for decades in the lifetime job.

As they have before, the justices were not shy about asking whether Congress would change the Armed Career Criminal Act, in part to rescue them from their previous decisions. He'll also be the one to answer the door at those meetings if someone knocks to deliver something such as a justice's coffee or forgotten glasses.

He'll also sit on the committee that oversees the court's cafeteria, which is open to the public.

But top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has said trying to impeach the new justice "would not be my plan".

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