Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court by Senate on 50-48 vote

By The Associated Press

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON >> The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country’s cultural, gender and political divides.

The near party-line vote was 50-48, capping a fight that seized the national conversation after claims emerged that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted women three decades ago — which he emphatically denied. Those claims magnified the clash from a routine Supreme Court struggle over judicial ideology into an [READ MORE HERE]

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