Kavanaugh to skip traditional walk down Supreme Court steps due to security concerns
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Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court can prove its independence — or its partisan capture Overnight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Planned Parenthood plans M campaign for 2020 | Dem candidates embrace aggressive step on drug prices | Officials propose changes to encourage 'value-based' care Bans on public coverage for abortion are unjustified by science and outright harmful MORE will reportedly forgo the traditional walk down the court’s front steps at a formal ceremony next week due to security concerns, Bloomberg reported.

It is customary for new justices to walk down the front steps of the court with the chief justice after their formal investiture ceremony.

However, Kathy Arberg, a spokeswoman for the justice, told the outlet on Friday that Kavanaugh will not be upholding the long-held tradition, which every new justice has taken up since John Paul Stevens, during his ceremony next week.


Arberg said the justice will be skipping the tradition at his ceremony on Thursday "out of an abundance of caution due to security concerns."

Kavanaugh was confirmed to the court by the Senate in a 50-48 vote in October after facing a rocky confirmation process. The judge faced multiple allegations of sexual assault dating back to his time in high school and college, all of which he has denied.