'We Believe Survivors' vs 'Due Process Before the Law': The Kavanaugh Circus

Published October 7th, 2018 - 10:31 GMT

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The U.S. Senate, on October 6, has confirmed with a 48/50 vote the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the nation's highest court.

Protesters were unpleased with this decision and they crossed police lines, chanting, "November is coming," with some holding signs "We believe all survivors."

Amidst what looked to be an orchestrated media circus, Kavanaugh was sworn in during a private ceremony that included Kavanaugh's wife, children and parents.

 
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Demonstrators block the main entrance door as they take the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)
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Protesters march from Union Square to Times Square in a demonstration against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh on October 6, 2018 in New York City. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP)
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Image 2 of 12:  2 / 12Protesters march from Union Square to Times Square in a demonstration against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh on October 6, 2018 in New York City. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP)

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Demonstrator Jessica Campbell-Swanson of Denver, sits on the lap of the 'Contemplation of Justice' statue as protestors protesting against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)
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Image 3 of 12:  3 / 12Demonstrator Jessica Campbell-Swanson of Denver, sits on the lap of the "Contemplation of Justice" statue as protestors protesting against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

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Demonstrators take the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)
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Activists occupy the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP)
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Payton Sander wearing a dress from The Handmaid's Tale protests at the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)
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Protesters demonstrate in opposition to the Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to The Supreme Court in Washington DC, October 6, 2018. (CHRIS KLEPONIS / AFP)
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Women demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)
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US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice. (Twitter)
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During a political rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night, Trump mockingly mimicked Ford, claiming her allegations against Kavanaugh lacked sufficient detail. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)
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Demonstrators block the main entrance door as they take the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

Image 1 of 12Demonstrators block the main entrance door as they take the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

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Protesters march from Union Square to Times Square in a demonstration against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh on October 6, 2018 in New York City. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP)

Image 2 of 12Protesters march from Union Square to Times Square in a demonstration against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh on October 6, 2018 in New York City. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP)

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Demonstrator Jessica Campbell-Swanson of Denver, sits on the lap of the 'Contemplation of Justice' statue as protestors protesting against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

Image 3 of 12Demonstrator Jessica Campbell-Swanson of Denver, sits on the lap of the "Contemplation of Justice" statue as protestors protesting against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

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Demonstrators take the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

Image 4 of 12Demonstrators take the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

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Activists occupy the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP)

Image 5 of 12Activists occupy the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP)

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Payton Sander wearing a dress from The Handmaid's Tale protests at the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

Image 6 of 12Payton Sander wearing a dress from The Handmaid's Tale protests at the steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Jose Luis Magana / AFP)

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Protesters demonstrate in opposition to the Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to The Supreme Court in Washington DC, October 6, 2018. (CHRIS KLEPONIS / AFP)

Image 7 of 12Protesters demonstrate in opposition to the Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to The Supreme Court in Washington DC, October 6, 2018. (CHRIS KLEPONIS / AFP)

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Activists occupy the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the confirmation Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP)

Image 8 of 12Activists occupy the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the confirmation Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court October 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP)

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Women demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Image 9 of 12Women demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

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US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice. (Twitter)

Image 10 of 12US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice. (Twitter)

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During a political rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night, Trump mockingly mimicked Ford, claiming her allegations against Kavanaugh lacked sufficient detail. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)

Image 11 of 12During a political rally in Mississippi on Tuesday night, Trump mockingly mimicked Ford, claiming her allegations against Kavanaugh lacked sufficient detail. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)

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