Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for Covid

Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh (R-Trump) has tested positive for Covid. He says he has no symptoms and is vaccinated, as are his wife and children.

The court's new term begins on Monday and the justices are returning to the courtroom to hear arguments after an 18-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic. They had been hearing arguments via telephone. Kavanaugh participated in the court's private conference on Monday, when he and his colleagues met at the court to review thousands of appeals that accumulated over the summer.