Q. Is Kavanaugh guilty of being partisan?

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  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    Does he favor and lean toward the the Right, or does he truly follow the precepts of the Constitution of the United States.

    Some would say the Right ARE the upholders of the Constitution!

    (And the Left are the destroyers of the Constitution.)

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The constitution require all Public Trustees [Art. 6.3] to taken oath, Kavaqnaugh took one at the hearing but http://theweek.com/speedreads/798177/ka … n-fox-news suggests he lied. He can't possibly be a follower of the constitution, he is a follower of his lust to be considered important only.

    2. profile image0
      Hxprofposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If he leans to the right, and he does, or the Democratic Senators wouldn't be trying to destroy him, that benefits a strict interpretation of the Constitution.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    PS. I think the Democrats will be successful in preventing his nomination.

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      His testimony Thursday should prevent him and not any Unconstitutional political party but the fact he lied under oath should prevent him.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    From Wikipedia:

    July 25, 2003: "President George W. Bush nominated Kavanaugh to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to a vacancy created by Judge Laurence Silberman.

    Kavanaugh's nomination was stalled in the Senate for nearly three years.

    Democratic Senators accused him of being too partisan, with Senator Dick Durbin calling him the "Forrest Gump of Republican politics".

    (In 2003, the American Bar Association rated Kavanaugh as "well qualified", but, after opposition from Senate Democrats, rated him in 2006 as only "qualified". His nomination was opposed by People for the American Way.)

    May 11, 2006: The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary recommended confirmation on a 10–8 party-line vote.

    May 26, 2006: Confirmed to the court by the United States Senate by a vote of 57–36.

    June 1, 2006: Sworn in by Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom he had previously clerked, during a special Rose Garden ceremony at the White House. Kavanaugh was the fourth judge nominated to the D.C. Circuit by Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate. Kavanaugh was sworn in by Justice Anthony Kennedy while President George W. Bush and Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley Estes-Kavanaugh, looked on.

    September 11, 2006  Began hearing cases.

    September 27 2006  Had his formal investiture at the Prettyman Courthouse.

    November 17, 2006. Released his first published opinion. 

    July 2007: Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy and Dick Durbin accused Kavanaugh of "misleading" the Senate Judiciary Committee during his nomination. Durbin and Leahy accused Kavanaugh of lying to them in his confirmation hearing when he denied being involved in formulating the Bush administration's detention and interrogation policies in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. (In 2002, Kavanaugh had met with other White House lawyers, and talked about whether or not the Supreme Court would approve of denying lawyers to prisoners detained as enemy combatants. Kavanaugh had previously been a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and predicted in that meeting that Kennedy would not approve of denying legal counsel to those prisoners.) Durbin said, "It appears that you misled me, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the nation."

    July 2018: Kavanaugh is under consideration for a nomination to the Supreme Court, which Kavanaugh received.

    Notable cases
    Kavanaugh had written an opinion and the case had been considered by the Supreme Court. The court adopted his position thirteen times while reversing his position only once.

    These included cases involved environmental regulations, criminal procedure, the separation of powers and extraterritorial jurisdiction in human rights abuse cases. He has been regarded as a feeder judge."
    ETC

    Feeder judge:
    https://empiricalscotus.com/2016/08/10/formula/

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Bush was a liar so he nominated somehow he knew, if he needed one, would ignore the lawyer him.

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    why do you think Kavanaugh is a liar?

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I know of few people in politics who aren't, why should Kavanaugh be any different, is the question that you should ask.

    2. crankalicious profile image94
      crankaliciousposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Because he described a "devil's triangle" as a drinking game.

      He's a liar. He knows that statement is patently false.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    I've heard in the future more of us will have heightened powers of intuition.
    ... wouldn't that skill (ESP) be great for lawyers and judges to have?

    As it is, we can only hope people have consciences and abide by them.

    For those who can live with themselves after they have blatantly lied, especially in court of law, under oath ...

    heaven help all of us.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't that a great skill for all of us to develop, then ESP will tell us whether our politicians are lying. Or perhaps I should say "in what manner our politicians are lying." If everybody knew when everybody else was being dishonest, what a great purveyor of truth that would be.

      Your next to the last statement reminds me of what my best friend said after serving jury duty in criminal court. This good Baptist woman expressed disbelief and shock that a defendant would lie under oath. "I can't believe they looked straight at us (the jury) and lied under oath," she said. Our lawyer co-worker, a good Catholic, just laughed and said that he was surprised that she didn't know that.

    2. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      For certain it would eliminate the liars from any position requiring honesty.

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    Apparently, he is guilty of more than just being partisan.

    He is guilty of being a drinker.

    He is guilty of being too emotional, immature.

    and guilty of agreeing to give a sitting president too much power.

    and as Nature boy has accused:

    Guilty of living for his own lust.

    Guilty of being a liar.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good synopsis. That about sizes it up. I liked him at first, but as more and more things came out at the hearing, somewhere in the proceedings, I got turned off. He definitely did not handle the opposition very well.

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        What came out at the hearing?  The only thing I heard were questions that all asked him WHY he wouldn't support Democratic political games designed to prevent his confirmation.  Oh, and that he drank beer, but never to the point of passing out as so many do.

        What "came out" at the hearing?

        1. MizBejabbers profile image90
          MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Apparently you didn't watch the proceedings. I don't have the inclination to do a synopsis except to say that his little temper tantrum reminded me of Trump. But Kathryn did a pretty good summation. Privileged white males, all.

          1. wilderness profile image98
            wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Actually I watched it from beginning to end.  Saw exactly what you did, including ripping apart Democrats playing games with his life, Fords, and their job on the committee.  You're right - just like Trump he wasn't gentle and he wasn't PC.  He told it like it was, without pulling punches and I like that.

            Dislike and hatred of anyone with more money says a lot, doesn't it?  If there is a worse excuse for deciding guilt in an attempted rape case without evidence I have yet to hear it.  "He's guilty because I don't like him and label him a 'privileged white male' without ever meeting him" just doesn't make it for me.  Name calling never does - got anything else?

            1. MizBejabbers profile image90
              MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              It doesn't matter what anyone else believes, you mind is made up, and so is mine. BTW, did you see Senator Tom Cotton today on Face the Nation. Senator Amy Klobuchar said lawyers say (paraphrasing) If you can't argue logic, argue the facts. If you don't have the facts, argue logic. If you don't have either, pound the table. He is a prime example of pounding the table.

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                PrettyPantherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                If Professor Ford had behaved that way, those Senators would be all over the airwaves calling her a hysterical, unhinged liar..

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                  Hxprofposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  Professor Ford wasn't being persecuted.....or even questioned with any zeal.  She certainly took chances stepping forward, but she wasn't the subject.  And the subject was being hammered in front of tens of millions of people by Democratic Senators who took no pains to even try to disguise their partisanship.  They took glee in watching Kavanaugh squirm while they exposed the tiniest details of his life.  If they'd treated Ford like they treated Kavanaugh, she would've broken down.  In any case, Kavanaugh was at least accurate regards the residual anger over Trump's election, and he called them out on it.

                  1. wilderness profile image98
                    wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    Ford was questioned, with "zeal", I thought, by Republicans.  Democrats made speeches instead of searching for the truth of her allegations.

                    Kavanaugh was questioned with "zeal" by no one.  Republicans asked questions designed to show innocence (or at least doubt) and made speeches.  Democrats asked only one question (albeit many times): why would he not assist them in destroying his life and delaying or denying his confirmation.  An exceedingly stupid question and nothing designed to elicit truth of the allegation at all; just an attempt to make him squirm, as you said.  Somehow the attempt (and his refusal) to aid them in their dirty political games was supposed to show guilt, I suppose, but all it showed was that they were not interested in truth, just in delaying tactics.

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                    PrettyPantherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    He lied under oath. That should be automatic disqualification.

                    Do you think he believes s The Devil's Triangle is a drinking game? And boofing is farting? Riiiight.

              2. wilderness profile image98
                wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                You're right - my mind is made up that I liked his opening speech.  The difference is that mine is NOT made up as to guilt in an alleged rape accusation, while yours is.

                Producing a detailed time accounting of movements and activities in the period of the alleged rape is "pounding the table"?  Sorry, that's called "facts".  On the other hand asking "Why don't you join Democrats in playing their political games while harming you and your family" is pounding the table.

                So where do you fall?  Logic (he must have done it because he's a Trump nominee or because he is angry at political games harming his daughter), facts (a single person made an accusation that is unsupported by any of the witnesses present so he is guilty) or just pounding the table?

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            Hxprofposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            MizBejabbers, I suspect his temper tantrums were in regard to being persecuted for daring to accept the nomination.  Any of us, ANY, would have gone completely off the rails many days ago, long before the day of Ford's testimony.  Kavanaugh didn't go off the rails.  Did he get testy?  Yes.  MIght I add of course?

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    It is true that Trump wants more presidential power.
    Maybe this is why he approves of Kavanaugh.
    Good gosh ... I still need some ice cream.

    1. profile image0
      Ed Fisherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Kathryn , You really need some of Ben And Jerry's ice cream  , could I suggest  'Cherry Garcia" * ? 

      Never tried it ? You better , yet it could take several tastings you know , like a fine french wine !

      1. MizBejabbers profile image90
        MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I've tried Cherry Garcia, and I can testify that it is delicious from the first bite. Like a fine French wine, it's a little rich for my pocketbook, so it is a rare treat for me. I highly recommend it to Kathryn. But if one prefers quantity over quality, Blue Bell's Milk Chocolate is economical and satisfies the lust for both ice cream and chocolate.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
          Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          That sounds old-fashioned: Blue Bell's Milk Chocolate! Never heard of it.
          I'll try to find it. smile

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Yumm. ... I will go get some right this minute. I've always wondered.

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  8. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Negate.

  9. Live to Learn profile image78
    Live to Learnposted 2 years ago

    I don't think constitutional interpretation can be fairly relegated to left or right. It's a delicate balance, following the intent of the framers and the evolution of the society it guides.

    I would venture to guess,after this dog and pony show, Kavanaugh will certainly bear ill will toward the left. I would. Smearing my good name would leave a foul taste. Forever. I've not seen back stabbing grand standing such as this since I left a corporate office job in disgust.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hopefully Kavanaugh will apply his ill will (and you're right - it will be there) to the individuals doing the deed and not to the underlying philosophy of the entire liberal community.  I'd hate to see him leave his judgement behind and vote hate rather than law.  The country doesn't need more partisanship regardless of how badly they've been treated.

      After watching his opening remarks and the way he tore into the Democratic members for their malfeasance without regard to being PC or statesmanlike I think we need to boot Trump out of office and replace him with Kavanaugh.  We NEED people like that; people to whom being PC and tiptoeing around while never actually saying what is meant doesn't mean as much as leaving no doubt behind as to the actual stance being taken.

  10. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    Kavanaugh is guilty of having been a teenager.

 
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