Washington Post places story about Justice Kavanaugh in ‘public safety’ section

Washington Post places story about Justice Kavanaugh in ‘public safety’ section

By Joe Simonson

The Washington Post relegated a story about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh returning to coaching a women’s high school basketball team to the “public safety” section of the paper’s website on Tuesday. That section is reserved for crime news and crime reports.

Kavanaugh, the Post reported, returned to his role as coach of his daughter’s basketball team, despite accusations this year that he sexually assaulted multiple women. (RELATED: Trump Visits Supreme Court For Justice Kavanaugh’s Investiture)

The story, written by journalist Ann E. Marimow, features the headline “Brett Kavanaugh worried that scandal would end his coaching days. Now the Supreme Court justice is back on the basketball court,” and details how the Supreme Court justice was once concerned about whether he could ever return to his previous role as coach.

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“In one of the more contentious moments of his bruising confirmation battle, Kavanaugh lamented that sexual assault allegations against him might mean he would have to give up coaching,” Marimow wrote.

After outcry from Republican officials like National Republican Senatorial Committee member Logan Dobson, the story was moved to the “local” category.

Post spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill the initial categorization was an error and “should not have been” placed under the “public safety” section.

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