How Appealing

Sunday, September 16, 2018

“Delay the Vote — for Kavanaugh, for His Accuser and for the Court; Christine Blasey Ford deserves to be heard; And the judge deserves a chance to clear his name”: David Lat has this essay online at The New York Times.

Posted at 11:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Stanford affiliate publicly accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault”: Brian Contreras and Holden Foreman of The Stanford Daily have this report.

Eliana Johnson of Politico reports that “Kavanaugh faces his #MeToo test to reach Supreme Court; Long before the assault allegation emerged, the White House sought to inoculate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with a strong pro-women stance.”

Jordain Carney of The Hill reports that “Allegations throw Kavanaugh confirmation into turmoil.”

John T. Bennett of Roll Call has an article headlined “Three Ways Kavanaugh Nomination Could Play Out After Accuser Speaks; Female GOP senators could have big say in what happens next.”

And at the “Daily Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine, Jonathan Chait has a post titled “Why Brett Kavanaugh Might Lose Supreme Court Seat After Sexual Assault Allegation.”

Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

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Yet until last week, those who attempted to access this blog at its former address would be automatically forwarded to this blog’s new address. Last week, that auto-forwarding feature finally came to an end. As of now, if you want to access this blog, please be sure to use this blog’s current address,

Posted at 9:45 PM by Howard Bashman

“Flake opposes quick vote on Kavanaugh, putting confirmation in doubt; And Bob Corker urges the vote on the Supreme Court nominee to be postponed”: Burgess Everett of Politico has this report.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault”: Emma Brown of The Washington Post has this report.

Sean Sullivan, Seung Min Kim, and Felicia Sonmez of The Washington Post have an article headlined “GOP senator: Hold off on vote on Brett Kavanaugh until accuser is heard.”

Kristina Peterson and Sadie Gurman of The Wall Street Journal report that “Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward About Alleged Sexual Assault; Republican on Senate Judiciary Committee says he wants to hear more from Christine Blasey Ford.”

Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times reports that “Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Comes Forward, Saying He Pinned Her on Bed and Groped Her.”

Laura King of The Los Angeles Times reports that “Kavanaugh nomination faces potential delay after sex assault accuser comes forward.”

Michael Collins of USA Today reports that “Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault speaks out in account published by Washington Post.”

Victor Morton and Tom Howell Jr. of The Washington Times report that “Professor reveals herself as Kavanaugh accuser, details sexual assault allegation.”

Posted at 8:17 PM by Howard Bashman

“Patsy Takemoto Mink’s Trailblazing Testimony Against a Supreme Court Nominee; The first woman of color in Congress opposed G. Harrold Carswell’s nomination in 1970 and helped clear a path for Harry Blackmun, who wrote the Roe v. Wade opinion; It seems particularly relevant now”: Ellen Lee has this article online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 9:06 AM by Howard Bashman