WaPo places story on Kavanaugh returning to coach girls basketball in 'public safety' section

The Washington Post published a story on Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughMcGrath fends off Booker to win Kentucky Senate primary Trump's mark on federal courts could last decades Supreme Court rules US requirements on overseas NGOs do not violate free speech MORE returning to coach his daughter's basketball team under its “public safety” category, drawing howls from conservatives.

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Kavanaugh returned to coach his daughter's team over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend after telling the Senate Judiciary Committee last month that he “may never be able to coach again” due to accusations of sexual misconduct, which he denied, that were made against him during his confirmation hearing.

National Republican Senatorial Committee member Logan Dobson flagged the Kavanaugh story while questioning its placement in the public safety section. It was placed above a story about a 6-year-old child struck by a bus in Charles County, Md.

 

 

A spokesperson for The Washington Post said stories written by the author of the piece on Kavanaugh automatically default to the public safety category. The spokesperson said the story on Kavanaugh should not have been and that it would no longer appear under that category.

The story is not categorized as "local" though it can still be seen on a page cataloging the Post's public safety stories. 

Conservatives criticized the story's initial placement.

 

 

 

 

 

Kavanaugh, 53, was confirmed by the Senate mostly along party lines, 51-49, on Oct. 5.

Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Watchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' report | Climate change erases millennia of cooling: study | Senate nixes proposal limiting Energy Department's control on nuclear agency budget Senate nixes proposal limiting Energy Department's control on nuclear agency budget McConnell on filibuster talk: Democrats want to 'vandalize' Senate rules MORE (D-W.Va.) was the only Democrat to vote to confirm Kavanaugh. 

This story was updated at 12:33 p.m.