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Brett Kavanaugh confirmation: Victory for Trump in Supreme Court battle

Saturday - 06/10/2018 20:39
President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, has been sworn in following weeks of rancorous debate.
US SUPREME COURT / Brett Kavanaugh, surrounded by his family, was administered the judicial oath by outgoing justice Anthony
US SUPREME COURT / Brett Kavanaugh, surrounded by his family, was administered the judicial oath by outgoing justice Anthony

The Senate earlier backed his nomination by 50 votes to 48.

Mr Kavanaugh had been embroiled in a bitter battle to stave off claims of sexual assault, which he denies.

But after an 11th-hour investigation by the FBI into the allegations, enough wavering senators decided to support the nomination.

His confirmation hands Mr Trump a political victory ahead of key mid-term elections in November.

Ahead of the vote, hundreds of people protested against Mr Kavanaugh's nomination at the US Capitol in Washington.

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