President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States with an announcement on July 9, 2018, filling the vacancy left by the retirement of Anthony Kennedy. When nominated, Kavanaugh was a sitting judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to which he had been appointed by George W. Bush in 2006.
Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee began on September 4 and lasted four days, ending on September 7. The hearings were interrupted numerous times by senators from the Democratic party, who objected to the withholding of documents from Kavanaugh's time as a White House attorney during the George W. Bush administration. The hearings were also interrupted by a number of protesters, at least 227 of whom were arrested.During the confirmation process, an allegation of sexual assault committed by Kavanaugh when he was in high school surfaced. Kavanaugh denied the allegation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the confirmation on September 20 at 1:45pm. Wikipedia