Photos: Protests continue at Supreme Court following Kavanaugh confirmation

Media Credit: Eric Lee | Hatchet Photographer

Hundreds of protesters gathered on Capitol Hill Saturday in a final call for senators to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Senate later voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh as the 114th Supreme Court justice.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon in a 50–48 vote by the Senate – the narrowest margin for a confirmed justice in more than a century – as protesters continued to occupy Capitol Hill.

Protesters continued to mobilize inside the Hart Senate Office Building and outside the Supreme Court and Capitol Building Saturday in a push that began last week as Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle stumbled through the Senate.

Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday. The next day, hundreds gathered in support of Ford and a vigil was held Monday to stop the judge’s confirmation and call for support for sexual assault survivors.

Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy in a private ceremony Saturday evening.

Hundreds of protesters have been arrested by Capitol Police over the past week of demonstrations.

media credit: Eric Lee | Hatchet Photographer

Protesters calling for the Senate to reject Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination clash with supporters Saturday.

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A woman wearing a GW Law sweatshirt is arrested on the steps of the Capitol Building Saturday.

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A woman stands outside the Capitol Building using her fists as a protest sign.

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Vice President Mike Pence leaves the Capitol Building after presiding over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote in the Senate Saturday.

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A woman protests outside the Capitol Building with tape covering her mouth.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a protest in front of the Supreme Court Saturday before the full Senate vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination.

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Protesters donning all black huddle outside of the Supreme Court Saturday.

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