Chief Justice John Roberts referred 15 judicial-misconduct complaints against newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado, The Washington Post reports. Justice Roberts reportedly sent a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit on Wednesday and said he selected the Denver court to “accept the transfer” of the complaints. The complaints reportedly relate to “statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings” and were originally filed to a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., where Kavanaugh served as a judge for 12 years. One of the judges on the D.C. appeals court reportedly requested the complaints be moved elsewhere after “determining that they should not be handled” by Kavanaugh’s former colleagues. The Post reports the 10th circuit will “likely decide to dismiss the complaints as moot” since Kavanaugh has already been confirmed to the Supreme Court.
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