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Previous Sexual Assault by a SCOTUS Nominee

Martin Kennedy - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Clement Haynesworth of South Carolina, nominated by Nixon in 1970, was rejected by the senate.  His decisions as a district court judge were reversed 58% of the time and in a bid for the state legislature in Georgia supported racial segregation.

He was convicted in 1976 of making an “unnatural and lascivious” advance to an undercover, male cop in a men’s room in Florida.

White House Counsel, John Dean later wrote of Carswell… “While Richard Nixon was always looking for historical firsts, nominating a homosexual to the high court would not have been on his list.”

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