Roberts refers misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to appeals court

Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday referred more than a dozen recently filed judicial misconduct complaints against Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado.

The complaints reportedly concern allegations that Kavanaugh made dishonest statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee and demonstrated a lack of judicial temperament during his testimony on allegations by Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.

The 15 complaints were filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., where Kavanaugh served before his confirmation to the high court.

The court in Colorado could investigate, but it also could dismiss the complaints as moot because the judiciary’s rules on misconduct do not apply to Supreme Court justices.

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