UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. (Photo By Tom Williams/Pool/Getty Images)
Kavanaugh hearings seen through a #MeToo lens
02:39 - Source: CNN
Washington CNN  — 

A judicial conduct panel has dismissed 83 ethics complaints against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying it has no authority over Supreme Court justices.

The complaints arose in part from Kavanaugh’s conduct at his contentious confirmation hearing that included an accusation of sexual assault while a teenager as well as his testimony at prior hearings.

The ruling affirms a finding by 10th Circuit judicial council that dismissed the complaints in December.

Kavanaugh, then a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, made national headlines after his Supreme Court nomination when Christine Blasey Ford