Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the United States Supreme Court with a final vote of 50-48 on Saturday, Oct. 6, following a controversial nomination process which included protests and a weeklong FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
Crucial yes votes came from Republican senator Susan Collins of Maine, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.
Without Collins, Kavanaugh’s confirmation would not have been possible after Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a possible swing voter, broke from her party and voted no Friday, stating that her conscious wouldn’t allow her to vote yes.
The two left turn lanes from westbound Southwest Eighth Street to the ramp accessing the southbound Turnpike are temporarily closed for intersection reconstruction, according to a Florida Turnpike representative.
I’ll be providing continuous updates for Student Media on the traffic situation surrounding Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique campus following the collapse of the newly-installed 950-ton section of the University City Bridge, which left six people dead and multiple injured.
The “Worlds Ahead” pedestrian bridge crossing SW 8th St. and 109th Ave. collapsed five days after it was “swung” into place, leaving tragedy and questions in the wake of a project that had been in the works for almost a decade.