Kavanaugh: a Rush to Judgment

FILE - President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, before a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

By the time this column appears, a confirmation vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court will have occurred.That hasty time framethat includes a hasty FBI background investigation reveals how partisan priorities have corrupted the process forselecting Supreme Courtjudges.

Since the Republicans control the Senate, the likelihood of the President’s nominee being confirmed was pretty much a given.  Making the Kavanaugh appointment even moresignificant is that there is a 4-4 deadlock on most controversial issues. The new Justice will be …

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  1. As the old Greek saying goes, the fish stinks from the head. Judge Kavanaugh visited the White House before the hearings. He was well coached on how to act. So what else to expect from him? There is no civility in the White House. There is however, a consummate, pathological liar, an extraordinary narcissist, a racist, a sexist, a sexual predator, an immoral and unethical cheat, someone who thinks it’s all a game and the only thing is to win, who occupies the house. It is notable that retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and retired Federal District Judge Nancy Gertner, both of whom are highly respected in legal circles, both publicly proclaimed that his presentation at the hearing was enough to disqualify him. And, the American Bar Association did not support his nomination.

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