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Brett Kavanaugh: The nomination and the allegations in 300 words

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Brett Kavanaugh denies all the accusations against him
US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women. Critics including Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer say he should withdraw from consideration, or that his nomination vote should be delayed.Mr Kavanaugh denies all charges against him, and is set to testify on Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee about some of the claims. But who is Mr Kavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh was seen as a safe choice for Supreme Court nominee
Lawmakers started scrutinising Mr Kavanaugh's record on controversial issues like abortion and immigration.
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Then a letter by psychologist and statistics professor Doctor Christine Blasey Ford emerged making claims of sexual assault against him.
What are the accusations?
Dr Ford claims Mr Kavanaugh tried to force himself on her at a party in the 1980s.
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Initially anonymous, Dr Ford agreed to testify at a public hearing.
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Shortly after, Judge Kavanaugh's Yale university classmate Deborah Ramirez told the New Yorker he had exposed himself at a dormitory party. And a day before Mr Kavanaugh's Senate committee testimony, a third woman, Julie Swetnick, alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 1982 at a party the judge attended. He has rejected all the accusations as untrue.
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Why it can take sexual assault allegations years to come out
Why is it so important
Why US top court is so much more political than UK's
Observers say the recent nominees have been more ideological than in the past
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