A key judicial conduct committee of the policymaking arm of the federal judiciary Thursday rejected misconduct complaints against now-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tied to his testimony last year at his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

The nine petitions before the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability were essentially appeals of rulings by the 10th Circuit Judicial Council. The appeals court body had reviewed 83 ethical complaints against Kavanaugh, who was then a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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