Extraordinary misconduct, not extraordinary circumstances

Hugh Hewitt on Brett Kavanaugh, one of President Bush’s judicial nominees who was neither given safe passage nor seemingly abandoned by the terms of the compromise reached by the gang of 14. Hugh argues that no “extraordinary circumstances” justify filibustering Kavanaugh, whose only “sin” is his work for Ken Starr during the Clinton investigations. Starr and Kavanaugh investigated some extraordinary circumstances, but that doesn’t constitute a principled basis for throwing Kavanaugh to the wolves
My Daily Standard column, which should be appearing in a few hours, will discuss another nominee whose status appears to be up-in-the-air: William James Haynes, the general counsel of the Department of Defense.

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