It is after Labor Day and the cowards in the Congress are back at work…..and they will be drilling the new nominee for SCOTUS….

Early fireworks: The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing got off to a lively start on Tuesday as Democrats repeatedly interrupted the opening statement of Republican Chuck Grassley, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reports the Hill. One Democrat after another spoke up to demand that the hearing be postponed until they can see thousands of documents that have been withheld in regard to the Supreme Court nominee. Protesters in the audience also interrupted, but Grassley said the hearing would not be delayed. “If we cannot be recognized I move to adjourn,” said Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “We have been denied real access to the documents we need,” he said, calling the panel’s handling of the matter a “charade.”

Kavanaugh, for his part, intends to tell the committee that he will be a non-biased judge. “I don’t decide cases based on personal or policy preferences,” Kavanaugh says in excerpts of his opening statement released in advance, per the Washington Post. “I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge,” Kavanaugh says. “I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge. I am a pro-law judge.” (Kavanaugh’s attorney released thousands of pages ahead of the hearing, but not enough to appease Democrats.)

But why would Kavanaugh’s nomination and hearings be so contentious?  For one he is a self-described conservative….but there is more…..

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are expected to be contentious as Democrats plan on grilling the nominee on his judicial record and legal philosophy.

The battle has been controversial from the start since the nominee will be filling the seat of retiring justice Anthony Kennedy, the court’s swing vote on many key issues including abortion rights, affirmative action and same-sex marriage

For your information….do you understand how the supreme court works?


12 thoughts on “SCOTUS This And SCOTUS That

  1. chuq, my friend,

    To uphold my reputation, let me say first, “Politics is Poopadoodle”, a phrase I do not use lightly. As a comment on this post, it fits right in with the circus-like ambiance that pervades the political scene in this country, if not the entire world…. SIGH…. Sadness ensues….

    I guess that’s appropriate, to feel sad at the demise of the principles upon which this country was founded… I’m mostly surprised at how few of today’s citizens actually believe they still exist at all…. Ah well, it’s why I’ve mostly avoided making political comments…. Now I can again sit long enough to surf a bit, perhaps I can work off some of the depression by engaging in it again… if I can tolerate the level of insanity that is embedded in the process…. Again, SIGH…

    It’s good to see you, though, & good to know you’re still active… Hope you’re feelin’ well these days…. Me, I’m down to 174# & can now walk up to 5 miles without trouble… & my doctor is amazed at my completely standard blood work results… If I can manage to quit tobacco, I’ll be good to go for another half-century or so….

    Anywho, good to be back, & good to see ya… Be well & happy bro….

    gigoid, the dubious


      1. Gettin’ closer every week… harder the closer I get, cuz only getting aerobic consistently will get off the final 5# permanently, & getting aerobic isn’t in the picture. Walking it off takes longer… but less stress…. New paradigm, y’know?…. I’ll be around…

  2. He is pro-law. That would be opposed by a judge who is anti-law? That is s strange statement for a judge.
    Kavanaugh has some very unusual ideas about the law and the constitution. Appears he will be confirmed. At least he will be only one of nine. But that is one two many and could be decisive in some cases.

  3. There are two things that really worry me about Kavanaugh: his deliberations on gun laws and his views about the powers of the presidency. There are other things I’m concerned about as well, but these two things have the greatest potential for terrible ramifications for our country, in my opinion. Having said that, I think he’s qualified and I think he’s an honorable person who is “pro law” and as such, I do not believe he will elevate Trump above the law. Time, if we are granted it, will tell. I think he will be confirmed.

  4. RE: J.D.’s abortion request in TX. He quoted “case precedents.” Never gave “human precedents” a wink. Her time was getting close to the point when abortion would have been illegal. Sorry Sen. Durbin didn’t go far enough with that.

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