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Should Brett Kavanaugh Be Confirmed to the Supreme Court?
Not in My View
From what I've learned, he leans far too much toward big business and Christianity.
27 September 2018
Nominated by D.J. Trump to fill the SCOTUS position vacated by Anthony Kennedy, Judge Kavanaugh is currently making the rounds on Capitol Hill and will soon face confirmation hearings. Here I present my reasons for feeling he should not ascend to that position.
For more documentation of Judge Kavanaugh's work history, see: Nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Fix the Court, SCOTUS Shortlister Brett Kavanaugh on Obamacare and Judicial Restraint (Damon Root, Reason, 7 July 2018), Who Is Brett Kavanaugh (Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, 9 July 2018), and Stop Brett Kavanaugh Fact Sheet: Money in Politics (People for the American Way).
And now we come to the several accusations of sexual misconduct on the part of Judge Kavanaugh. These accusations may or may not hold up IF they are ever credibly investigated. However, the behavior of Republicans on the Judiciary Committee — and more so of Judge Kavanaugh in the hearing today (9/27/2018) indicates a wish to avoid such an investigation.
Every Republican move makes it clearer:
BRETT KAVANAUGH SHOULD NOT BE CONFIRMED.
1 This would seem to belie the fear that Kavanaugh, as an adamant pro-lifer, would side with a majority against Roe v. Wade. But then again it might be pure textualism.
2 Senator Grassley began this in his opening statement — immediately after complaining about not being able to interview the second and third accusers of Kavanaugh.