How Appealing

Sunday, September 23, 2018

“The Supreme Court Is Coming Apart: It’s not just the Kavanaugh mess; Over the long term, the court risks a crisis of legitimacy.” Columnist David Leonhardt will have this op-ed in Monday’s edition of The New York Times.

Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“Brett Kavanaugh Is Probably a Goner Now”: Jonathan Chait has this post at the “Daily Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine.

Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh confirmation in renewed peril after second assault claim”: Burgess Everett, Elana Schor, and Natasha Korecki of Politico have this report.

Posted at 10:18 PM by Howard Bashman

“Michael Avenatti Claims to Represent Woman With ‘Credible Information’ on Kavanaugh”: Adam K. Raymond has this post at the “Daily Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine.

Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

“The Kavanaugh confirmation is a festival of misdirection and ugliness”: Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 9:25 PM by Howard Bashman

“Why the Brett Kavanaugh ‘Evil Twin’ Theory Is So Diabolical: It says everything you need to know about how seriously the GOP takes Christine Blasey Ford.” Lili Loofbourow has this essay online at Slate.

Posted at 9:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years”: Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer have this post online at The New Yorker.

Posted at 8:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh booster Ed Whelan placed on leave from ethics institute after pushing mistaken identity theory”: Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner has this report. The board of directors of the Ethics and Public Policy Center posted this statement online today. And the contents of Whelan’s Twitter account are no longer publicly available.

Update: Both yesterday and today, new posts from Whelan — which in all likelihood were pre-scheduled for publication — appeared at National Review’s “Bench Memos” blog. To my knowledge, no announcement has been made concerning whether Whelan will remain as a contributor to that blog.

Posted at 4:22 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh-Blasey Ford showdown really about whether a woman can control her story, her body, her destiny”: Columnist Will Bunch has this essay online at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted at 3:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Kavanaugh has a doppelganger — no, not that one”: Columnist Megan McArdle has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 3:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“If Republicans don’t get answers, Democrats will in 2019”: Columnist Jennifer Rubin has this essay online at The Washington Post.

Posted at 12:57 PM by Howard Bashman

“Amy Chua denies telling female students to be ‘model-like’ for Brett Kavanaugh; Law professor rejects claims she advised students applying for clerkships with supreme court nominee on looks”: Stephanie Kirchgaessner of The Guardian (UK) has this report.

Posted at 12:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Poll: Most Americans want hearings before Kavanaugh vote, stark partisan divides.” Jennifer De Pinto of CBS News has a report that begins, “Nearly six in 10 Americans say a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court should wait until after more investigations and hearings are done.”

Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman

“Yale Students To Prof Who Denies Coaching Kavanaugh Clerks: You’re Lying; Amy Chua has pushed back hard against claims she groomed students for Kavanaugh.” Sara Boboltz and Emily Peck of HuffPost have this report.

Posted at 11:17 AM by Howard Bashman

“The Crisis of the American Elites: Judith Butler and Ed Whelan share little in common — save their willingness to direct cruelty against ordinary people in defense of eminent colleagues.” Eliot A. Cohen has this essay online at The Atlantic.

Posted at 11:11 AM by Howard Bashman

“The party of men: Kavanaugh fight risks worsening the Trump GOP’s gender problem.” Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, and Robert Costa of The Washington Post have this report.

Posted at 9:52 AM by Howard Bashman