Brett Kavanaugh Is the Point of No Return! | Trending News

2018-10-07T11:14:24+00:00 October 7th, 2018|

hi there its WB and welcome to world broadcast YouTube channel before we get started make sure you hit the subscribe button and press Bell icon to never missed any latest news Brett Kavanaugh is the point of no return the Supreme Court justices confirmation marks anew degraded era American governance the American conservative movements long marched to install a reliable v justice majority in its own images over on Monday Justice Brett Kavanaugh will take his seat on the Supreme Court for the first time with the opportunity to shape the contours of legal and constitutional interpretation fo…

Continue reading… he next three or four decades behind him lies a trail of political wreckage that will reverberate for years to come the Senate confirms Kavanaugh Saturday in a 50 48 vote one of the thinnest margins for a prospect of justice in the courts history two key Republican senators Susan Collins and Jeff Flake voted for his confirmation as did a lone Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Republican senator Lisa Murkowski was also a boast but voted present as a courtesy Fremont and Senator Steve Daines who supported Cavanaugh’s confirmation but couldn’t make it to Washington for the vote justice Cavanaugh who takes the seat vacated by recently retired swing Justice Anthony Kennedy is now with one man legitimacy crisis for the court he will be the most unpopular nominee to be seated on the High Court and the modern era the president who nominated him consistently enjoys record low approval ratings received nearly three million fewer votes than his opponent in the last election and may have conspired with a hostile foreign power to win it the Senate that confirmed him went to extraordinary lengths to shield Cavanaugh from anything resembling due diligence even before multiple women came forward with allegations of sexual assault kristinb lacy Ford and Debbie Ramirez told journalists last month that Cavanaugh had sexually assaulted them in high and in college respectively some observers expected a repeat of the Anita Hill hearings during Clarence Thomas’s bitter confirmation process in 1991 they were wrong it was much worse the all-male Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee only left for testify before the committee they then hired an outside prosecutor to interrogate her during her hearing rather than doing so themselves when it was Cavanaugh’s turn they tossed aside the prosecutor and spent the bulk of his hearing praising him for his seething partisan anger at the allegations Trump mocked Ford as rally for perceived inconsistencies in her testimony while his White House blocked FBI investigators from interviewing more than 40 potentially corroborating witnesses as well as Ford herself it was a national disgrace it was also trumpism at its finest raw power stripped of any pretense or principle hostile to scrutiny and judicious Ness exercised purely and self-interest in theory over the last few weeks any two Republican senators could have forced Trump and McConnell to withdraw Cavanaugh and put forth a more suitable conservative jurist they could have demanded a nominee who would be less toxic to the Supreme Court the Senate an American political life there were no shortage of alternatives waiting in the wings but with a lone exception of Murkowski who said Kavanagh was not the right choice for the court Senate Republicans eventually fell in line behind the nominee as a result trumpism has infected the Supreme Court in 2017 justice Neel Gorsuch made a convincing effort to separate himself from the partisan fray during his own hearings he called Trump’s vehement attacks on federal judges disappointing and disheartening a mild rebuke that reportedly led Trump to consider rescinding his nomination Kavanagh refused to echo gore such as Placid critique of attacks on that independence mine asked about it by Senators last month though he told the committee during his first opening statement that traditional independence is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic he spent the days and weeks after tarnishing it the turning point came during Cavanaugh’s angry diatribe when he testified about the sexual misconduct allegations against him this whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups he told the committee in his opening statement he then offered what could be seen as a veiled threat and as we all know in the United States political system of the early 2000s what goes around comes around nakedly partisan and baselessly conspiratorial the statement disqualified him for a position on the Supreme Court his subsequent testimony only made things worse Kavanaugh was hostile in demeanor and evasive in substance when interacting with Democratic senators the worst moment came in an exchange with Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar a few minutes after noting that members of her family had wrestled with alcoholism she asked Kavanaugh if he had ever been so intoxicated that he didn’t remember everything the possibility could explain gaps between his account and those of Ford and Ramirez perhaps he simply didn’t remember what happened you’re talking about blackout I don’t know have you he responded he later apologized for the rhetoric the overall performance was nothing short of catastrophic for the American principle of an independent judiciary John Paul Stevens who retired from the Supreme Court in 2010 told an audience in Florida on Thursday that he had written favorably about the judge in one of his books and had thought he was qualified for the job but Cavanaugh’s remarks changed his mind he said they suggest that he has demonstrated a potential bias involving enough potential litigants before the court that he would not be able to perform his full responsibilities Stephen said for the good of the court it’s not healthy to get a new justice that can only do part-time job the blowback from the American legal community was widespread more than 2400 law professors signed an open letter that said Cavanaugh had exhibited a lack of commitment the judicious inquiry and urge the Senate to reject his nomination the American Bar Association said it would reassess its conclusion that he is well qualified for the Supreme Court in a last-minute Wall Street Journal op-ed Calvin offered a limpid acknowledgement of his error but fell short of apologizing for it I was very emotional last Thursday more so than I have ever been he wrote I might have been too emotional at times I know that my tone was sharp and I said a few things I should not have said I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son husband and dad no one can begrudge Cavanaugh for any anger over threats to his wife and children basic fairness also requires that he have the opportunity to defend himself from public accusations but Cavanaugh was not testifying as a son or husband or dad he was a sitting federal judge seeking elevation to a lifetime position on the nation’s highest court and in that capacity Cavanaugh seemed to confirm Democrats worst fears that he was still the Republican political operative who worked as a hatchet man for Ken Starr in the Clinton years and a foot soldier and the George W Bush White House to make matters worse Cavanaugh’s partisan performance appears to have been influenced by the White House itself in the days ahead of his appearance before the committee Cavanaugh gave an interview with Fox News Channel in which he appeared wooden and repetitive in his defenses Cavanaugh then met with white House Counsel Don Kim who urged the judge to as The Wall Street Journal put it show his emotions and through feelings about accusations when he appeared before the committee everything about Cavanaugh’s public responses from defending himself through conservative media outlets to heating the White House’s advice ahead of a partisan rant suggests that the judge tried to appeal to a narrow slice of the country to join a court affects all of it the strategy worked and its damage to the Supreme Court’s legitimacy is immense under Chief Justice John Roberts the courts conservatives had already made great strides in structurally tilting the American democratic system in the republican party’s favor Roberts and his colleagues have weakened public sector unions watered-down campaign finance laws gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and refused to rein in extreme partisan gerrymandering with Kavanagh on the court conservative legal activists will now go where Kennedy would not let them the next few years will see aggressive campaigns to rollback abortion rights and affirmative action policies in higher education to widen religious exemptions to the few civil rights laws that protect gay and lesbian Americans and to hamstrung the federal government’s power to regulate the national economy Roberts the courts new median not swing justice may block some of the most extreme post Cavanaugh campaigns but he likely will side with most of them the result will be profound an unpopular changes in American life all wrought by a Supreme Court majority built through minority rule if Democrats retake the White House in Congress they could rescind any of Trump’s executive orders and rewrite all legislation passed by Republicans but they won’t have the same power over the justices faced with what will likely be a hostile Supreme Court for the next generation liberals and the American Left will have two options play by the rules set by a judicial body they view as a legitimate or resort to unprecedented measures to change it whatever path they choose this country will never be the same please don’t forget to like and support our channel by press subscribe button dot thank you for watching