Did the United States Congress make the correct decision in confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court?

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September 19, 2018


I’m sure it’s not surprising that a liberal draws issue with Congress’s decision to appoint Justice Kavanaugh. I’m diametrically opposed to most of the positions Mr. Kavanaugh takes, but that’s not why we’re discussing this. This discussion goes far beyond the old Liberal v. Conservative case. An alarming truth is that this recent debacle surrounding Kavanaugh is nothing new. In 1991, Anita Hill testified against current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (her former supervisor). That nearly forgotten story ended with Mr. Thomas being sworn in and Anita Hill being left with public shame; I guess the teachers are right when they say history repeats itself.

It’s clear that most minds are already concrete in the opinion of whether Kavanaugh did what he was accused of, so I need not waste time trying to sway the pendulum. But even with this, the decision still reinforces the bad history of assault and Supreme Court justices.

The humor of this situation is Kavanaugh isn’t even a stellar candidate. There were a plethora of other choices with identical–if not better– records as him (and who lacked a shadow). Congress’s choice to nominate Kavanagh will only serve to spoon feed democrats victories in the midterms.

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Kavanaugh Justly Confirmed

Brett Kavanaugh was recently accepted into the Supreme Court in a senate vote. This vote changes the shape of a Supreme Court that will now have a conservative/Republican majority with five Republican judges and four Democrat judges. The balance of the court has a big effect on the politics of the country. Kavanaugh should be allowed to stay on the court as a judge.

The main reason for Kavanaugh’s hold up is a sexual assault case that has no real proof. Eyewitness accounts are the only thing they can get as evidence and the main people who testified against him were the people that accused him. The event of Dr. Ford allegedly happened when the two were in high school. There is no physical evidence and any eye witness accounts can be easily distorted. This is the issue with old cases that have no physical evidence. Other than his alleged sexual assault, people dislike Kavanaugh for his political beliefs. You can dislike any judge for their beliefs, so I do not see why he should not be chosen for that.

Kavanaugh should not be kicked off the Supreme Court for a case that does not have significant evidence or for his political beliefs.

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