Brett Kavanaugh

Mother Jones to the Left: Stop Jonesing About Brett Kavanaugh

Featured image Ever since the left had its collective freakout over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in 2018, there has been a persistent agitation on the left that there is some kind of financial corruption involving Kavanaugh. So it is significant that the high octane lefty magazine Mother Jones came out yesterday with a long feature debunking the left’s fever dreams entitled “Here’s the Truth About Brett Kavanaugh’s »

Kavanaugh protesters violate federal law

Featured image Dozens of protesters have carried through on their threat to demonstrate at the home of Justice Kavanaugh because of his vote in the case challenging Texas’ anti-abortion bill. Newsweek reports: Around 50 to 60 people gathered outside Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, holding placards demanding that he resign and protesting against the new restrictive abortion law. . . . The demonstration was largely peaceful and no arrests were made. . »

Trump denounces another of his key appointees

Featured image Donald Trump unloaded on Brett Kavanaugh during an interview with Michael Wolff, an anti-Trump author who has published a book about the final days of Trump’s presidency. Wolff isn’t the most trustworthy reporter around, but Trump’s criticism of Kavanaugh is in keeping with his attacks on other of his nominees and selections. In addition, some of Trump’s criticism of his nominee is valid. According to Wolff, Trump said this about »

Another botched Republican Supreme Court nomination?

Featured image I fear that Justice Kavanaugh is on his way to becoming another Chief Justice Roberts, but without the years of quality conservative jurisprudence Roberts produced before he “grew in office” into his current, more moderate incarnation. Kavanaugh appears to have been almost fully “grown” before he took office. Today, Kavanaugh joined Roberts and the Court’s three liberals in a ruling that keeps in place the federal eviction moratorium. Kavanaugh voted »

Is Brett Kavanaugh out for revenge? [With Comment by John]

Featured image That’s the title of this article in the Atlantic by McKay Coppins. If Kavanaugh is out for revenge, it would be understandable given the way Democrats and others on the left treated him. It would be even more understandable if Kavanaugh reads Coppins’ insulting, condescending attempt to psychoanalyze him. I recommend skipping the first part of the article — the stuff about “young Kavanaugh” and “suburban Kavanaugh.” However, I think »

Ambassador Coons?

Featured image Sen. Chris Coons hoped to become Secretary of State in the Biden administration. Instead, his old boss has given him a far less appealing job — “ambassador” to Senate Republicans. Politico has the story. It notes that Coons “has spent a decade developing relationships with Senate Republicans across the spectrum.” “Those partnerships,” it says, “will be more important than ever as Biden faces the real possibility of at least two »

Is that all they got?

Featured image The ABA’s finding that Judge Justin Walker is “well qualified” to serve on the D.C. Circuit removes the Democrats’ main, though always specious, talking point against confirming Walker. As a result, the Dems are reduced to basing their case against Walker on the Wuhan coronavirus. During today’s hearing on Walker’s nomination, Sen. Durbin found it ironic that, in this time of a pandemic, a “strident” opponent of Obamacare is up »

Kavanaugh versus Biden

Featured image Larry O’Connor’s interview with Mollie Hemingway can be heard in the audio below. O’Connor talks to Mollie about her Federalist column “Don’t Let The Washington Post Get Away With Memory-Holing Its Anti-Kavanaugh Campaign.” Subhead: “Ruth Marcus and others at the Washington Post who led the effort to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s life based on unsubstantiated allegations know that what they did was evil.” Hemingway not only condenses the relevant points in »

CRB: Natural justice

Featured image The Claremont Review of Books has just published its new (Winter) issue. This week we spend four days featuring book reviews to preview the issue this week. Today is day three: we feature two book reviews discussing current Supreme Court justices and related controversies. Conrad Black takes up two books on Brett Kavanaugh in “Confirmation Bias.” The two books offer sharply different perspectives on Kavanaugh’s nomination and confirmation to the »

Leland Keyser, hero

Featured image Leland Keyser was a longtime friend of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. According to Ford, Keyser was at the party where the assault supposedly occurred. Keyser, though, denied that she was at such a party and that she ever encountered Kavanaugh. None of the other alleged partygoers remembered the party either, but Keyser was especially credible because she »

New York Times reporters blame editors for key omission in Kavanaugh story

Featured image The New York Times is under well-deserved fire for excluding from its Kavanaugh penis-thrusting tale the fact that the alleged victim has no recollection of such an incident. Even CBS News has attacked the Times’ shoddiness in this regard. Now, the two authors of the story — Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly — are blaming their editors for the omission. They claim they included the alleged victim’s statement in the »

Gut check, Part Two

Featured image The New York Times reporters who revived claims of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager apparently have been unable to present new evidence in support of Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation. They assure us, however, that their “gut reaction” is that Blasey Ford’s story rings true. But that’s not the gut reaction of Blasey Ford’s lifelong friend, Leland Keyser. Blasey Ford says that Keyser was »

Gut check

Featured image The new claim of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh at Yale many decades ago comes from a book by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly. Pogrebin and Kelly also wrote the New York Times story presenting this claim. In their book, Pogrebin and Kelly acknowledge that the alleged victim of the alleged misconduct has no recollection of it. In their original Times article, the two omitted this fact. In their book, »

Crimes of the Times, Kavanaugh edition

Featured image The New York Times has revised and updated its Saturday night special hit job on Brett Kavanaugh to note that the alleged victim…does not recall any such incident” (original version here). Gregg Re’s excellent FOX News story on the update is full of links. Here is the note now added to the Times story: Editors’ Note: Sept. 15, 2019 An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a »

The renewed smearing of Justice Kavanaugh

Featured image The left has managed to keep Anita Hill’s trivial and uncorroborated allegations against Clarence Thomas alive and talked about for nearly 30 years. Thus, it’s not surprising that the left is still out to smear Brett Kavanaugh along similar lines. The focus now is on how Kavanaugh behaved, or is alleged to have behaved, towards women at parties during his freshman year at Yale 35 years (or so) ago. Unless »

Democrats Haven’t Given Up On Smearing Kavanaugh

Featured image Those who take such things seriously are abuzz about a book that will come out on Tuesday, written by a couple of New York Times reporters activists. It alleges that decades ago, when he was in college, Brett Kavanaugh misbehaved at a party. As I understand it, the woman toward whom he allegedly misbehaved says she remembers no such thing, but apparently one or more rabid Democrats who say they »

Did Trump “choke” when he nominated Kavanaugh?

Featured image During the Republican presidential debates in 2015-16, Donald Trump attacked Ted Cruz for strongly backing the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. Cruz responded that Roberts was not his preferred nominee — Michael Luttig was — but that he did support the nomination once President Bush tapped Roberts. Given Trump’s attack on Cruz, and on George W. Bush, it’s fair to ask how Trump’s two nominees — Justices »