Friday, June 17, 2022
Crime and law
17 June 2022: Grand jury indicts man in assassination plot against U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh
11 June 2022: Trial for accused rapist of Brittany Higgins set to begin on June 27
7 June 2022: Proud Boys indicted for conspiracy over January 6 U.S. Capitol riots
3 June 2022: Ethics chief: UK PM's reforms after Partygate "highly unsatisfactory", won't "restore public trust"
25 May 2022: Attack at Texas elementary school kills at least 19, including 18 children
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Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.Image: Supreme Court of the United States.
On Wednesday, a man from Simi Valley, California was indicted in a plot to assassinate U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He was charged with attempted murder against the United States Supreme Court Justice, and faces a possible life sentence in prison if convicted.
Nicholas John Roske was arrested outside Kavanaugh's home in Montgomery County, Maryland on June 8. Roske was armed with items including a gun, a knife and a screwdriver when he was apprehended by police officers. He had taken a taxi to Kavanaugh's home but apparently changed his mind after spotting two U.S. Marshals nearby. Roske then texted his sister, who advised him to turn himself in.
In the affidavit supporting the charge, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Roske phoned an emergency call center and informed them he had traveled from California to Maryland with the intention of killing Kavanaugh. After waiving his rights, Roske told the detaining officers he was upset about the recent leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion regarding abortion rights, and the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Justice Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by former US President Donald Trump in 2018. He submitted 17,000 pages of material for his confirmation hearing, at the request of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the most comprehensive ever.
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Alexander Mallin, Beatrice Peterson, Luke Barr and Adam Carlson. "Calif. man indicted for allegedly attempting to assassinate Brett Kavanaugh at his home" — ABC News, June 15, 2022
Pete Williams. "Would-be Kavanaugh attacker texted sister, who told him to call police" — NBC News, June 15, 2022
"Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh" — Committee on the Judiciary, June 9, 2022 (access date)
"California Man Facing Federal Charges in Maryland for Attempted Murder of a United States Judge" — United States Department of Justice, June 8, 2022