How Appealing

Monday, September 3, 2018

“The Justice Department Was Behind The Decision To Keep 100,000 Pages Of Kavanaugh’s Record Secret; Both career lawyers and political appointees reviewed records from some of the Supreme Court nominee’s time working in the White House, a source said”: Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report.

Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Key Question in Senate Hearings: Would Kavanaugh Overturn Supreme Court Precedents? Senators expected to focus on Trump nominee’s position on landmark decisions involving abortion and other hot-button issues.” Brent Kendall will have this article in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Also in Tuesday’s newspaper, Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal will have an article headlined “Trump Administration Won’t Release Kavanaugh White House Documents; Supreme Court nominee spent six years as an attorney in with the George W. Bush administration.”

Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Red state Democrats in tight spot over Kavanaugh confirmation; Vulnerable Democrats argue that Kavanaugh’s confirmation is not on top of most voters’ minds”: Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News has this report.

Posted at 11:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh’s Long Island friend to testify at confirmation hearings; Louisa Garry said in a pro-Kavanaugh commercial for the conservative Judicial Crisis Network that she has known the U.S. Supreme Court nominee for 35 years”: David Olson of Newsday has this report.

Posted at 11:20 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Kavanaugh Hazing: Democrats fear the High Court will no longer be a liberal legislature.” The Wall Street Journal has published this editorial.

Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Democrats Aim to Derail Kavanaugh With Eye on Abortion, Mueller”: Greg Stohr and Laura Litvan of Bloomberg News have this report.

Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings launch amid partisan fireworks, high stakes for Supreme Court”: Gregg Re of Fox News has this report.

Posted at 9:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Evangelical Case Against Judge Kavanaugh: My faith compels me to challenge the way reactionary conservatives have hijacked our faith to serve their narrow interests.” Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 9:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“An Advocate for Women or a Threat? As Hearings Begin, Differing Views of Kavanaugh Emerge.” Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times has this report.

Posted at 9:03 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh and the Ginsburg Standard: ‘No hints, no forecasts, no previews,’ she said in 1993, responding to a question about discrimination.” David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman have this essay online at The Wall Street Journal.

Posted at 8:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Hello, Justice Kavanaugh. Farewell, Roe. Democrats had a shot at stopping Kavanaugh and saving the constitutional right to abortion access. They blew it.” Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

And online at The New York Times, Serena Mayeri has an essay titled “How Abortion Rights Will Die a Death by 1,000 Cuts: Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court would mean the demise of not just abortion rights but also a century of progressive reforms.”

Posted at 8:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“The case that highlights Kavanaugh’s capacity for judicial restraint”: Online at The Washington Post, columnist Charles Lane has an essay that begins, “Few Supreme Court decisions in recent memory were preceded by greater furor than National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the 2012 ruling on President Barack Obama’s signature health-care plan.”

Posted at 8:24 PM by Howard Bashman

“Listening to Kavanaugh: In 12 years on the D.C. Circuit, Judge Kavanaugh’s temperament at oral arguments shows a judge who is always engaged but rarely undecided.” Katie Barlow has this post at the “Circuit Breaker” blog.

Posted at 8:16 PM by Howard Bashman

“Who is Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s pick for Supreme Court?” Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report.

Posted at 8:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh won’t be pawn of Trump, predicts GOP stalwart John Yoo”: Joe Garofoli of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report.

Posted at 1:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“With Kavanaugh on track for confirmation, Democrats regret triggering ‘nuclear option'”: Stephen Dinan and Valerie Richardson of The Washington Times have this report.

Posted at 1:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“‘Sparks will fly’ at Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh”: Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report. Wolf also has an article headlined “Five reasons Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is controversial.”

Kimberly Atkins of The Boston Herald reports that “Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing to have tie-ins to Trump; Kavanaugh to face questioning.”

Bill Mears of Fox News reports that “Brett Kavanaugh prepares for Senate panel’s deep dive into his career as DC insider.”

And Igor Bobic of HuffPost has a report headlined “Democrats’ Last Chance At Stopping Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh; It’s a long shot, but the stakes couldn’t be higher.”

Posted at 1:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“Republicans Are Fighting To Keep Brett Kavanaugh’s Documents From Holding Up His Supreme Court Nomination; The executive privilege talk is just the latest step Republicans have taken to push forward President Donald Trump’s nominee swiftly”: Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report.

Posted at 1:09 PM by Howard Bashman

“What’s the Point of the Supreme Court? If you know beforehand how justices will vote based on which president appointed them, then what’s the point of having a court that, in theory, operates above politics?” David A. Kaplan has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 1:06 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh’s Unsettling Use of ‘Settled Law’: The Supreme Court nominee’s judicial record suggests he means only that Roe hasn’t yet been overturned, not that it can’t be.” Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 12:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“Is Education a Fundamental Right? The history of an obscure Supreme Court ruling sheds light on the ongoing debate over schooling and immigration.” Jill Lepore has this “A Critic at Large” essay in the September 10, 2018 issue of The New Yorker.

Posted at 8:30 AM by Howard Bashman