- Clerk for Judge Walter Stapleton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1990-91) and Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1991-92)
- Attorney in the Office of the Solicitor General (1992-93)
- Clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court (1993-94).
- Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel (1994-97, 1998).
- Partner at Kirkland & Ellis (1997-98, 1999-2001).
- Associate Counsel and then Senior Associate Counsel to the President (2001-03).
- Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary to the President (2003-06).
- Has argued cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and other appellate courts.
- Has taught full-term courses on Separation of Powers at Harvard Law School (each year from 2008 to 2015), on the Supreme Court at Harvard Law School (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), on National Security and Foreign Relations Law at Yale Law School (2011), and on Constitutional Interpretation at Georgetown University Law Center (2007).
- Has published articles in the Yale Law Journal, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Catholic University Law Review, the Marquette Lawyer, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Lawfare, among other publications.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Notice the democratic candidates for president? Notice something many have in common?
Here’s a little food for thought.
They ALL said they would do it before it happened. They continue to do this today. The left will stop at nothing to regain power and ensure nothing can come of the Republican agenda. And I am not a republican (more of a centrist or libertarian)... I didn't vote for Trump. But what the left is doing is much scarier than Trump. These coordinated attacks on anything “not democrat” are dangerous. It isn't just Kavanaugh... it is also Russian Collusion; when this didn't work, Obstruction of Justice... now its Taxes. They will not stop. They will not govern. They will not legislate. They will ONLY focus on 1 thing... removing Trump at all costs. Yet he was legally voted in by the people of the Republic of the United States of America. This, my friends, IS scary!
So on the subject of Kavanaugh... a family member recently sent me a copy of the following article entitled "Male Entitlement". (Here is the link:
https://www.thecut.com/2018/09/kavanaugh-hearing-testimony-male-entitlement.html). The article attempts to establish male privilege and white privilege as the underlying qualifications of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and attempts to use these perspectives as support for opposing Kavanaugh, provide support the claims of Prof Christine Basely Ford and further the cries of injustice to his confirmation. Furthermore, it attempts to align the harsh tone and reaction of Justice Kavanaugh with a secret admission of guilt.
I had to reply.
So (name redacted), this article is complete crap and you know it. Where is the white male entitlement in this? Are you seriously trying to say his anger and heated response to the attacks he faced were exemplary of white / male privilege? That he was angry because he was challenged of something he believed was rightfully his due to his privileged life, culture, skin color and sex?
Kavanaugh was angry (rightfully so) because of the fact he had been labeled guilty of an act simply based on a person’s accusations with no proof or ability to substantiate. I would be as well! He was partisan in his counter attack because the initial attack on him was partisan. Good on him for calling them out!
The Democrats have gone out of their way to ensure he is convicted in the court of public opinion for something he may not have done. It’s a power grab by the dems and an attempt to block this confirmation at any cost… something they all said they would do prior to the hearings! And it’s disgusting.
Kavanaugh doesn't deserve this opportunity because of his race, sex, class or status. He is simply extremely qualified for the Supreme Court. Let’s look at his resume (from Judicial Review):
This resume is factual and substantiated. (BTW - Ford’s claims are not.)
The move to discredit Kavanaugh in the public eye is a ploy by the dems. It is a partisan attack which was planned prior to confirmation hearings and prior to the claim by Ford… and Judge K is calling them out.
The list of Senate Dems who called for blocking Kavanaugh on the day he was announced is well documented. The list of Dems who noted they would do whatever it takes to stop the nomination is well documented. This is a political witch hunt to stop conservative ideology from taking over the Supreme Court.
Upon nomination, prior to accusations by Ford....
“Saving the Supreme Court from Trump’s clutches has always involved a very complicated two-step: first, block Kavanaugh, then fight like hell to win back the Senate,” said Brian Fallon, a 2016 campaign adviser to Hillary Clinton who helped start a group called Demand Justice to fight conservative judicial nominations. “If Kavanaugh drops out, we’re halfway there. If Democrats are able to win back the Senate, we’d have a path to blocking Trump from picking any of the arch-conservatives on his shortlist.” (From NYT)
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer declared an all-out battle to block the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — who could become the court’s decisive conservative vote — as Kavanaugh began making the rounds Tuesday on Capitol Hill. The Senate minority leader, stood with Democratic Judiciary Committee members and vowed, “I’m going to fight this nomination with everything I’ve got.”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said she would oppose Kavanaugh because “he is so ultraconservative, so far right from the mainstream, that he would move our court in a direction, that, truly, New Yorkers don't support, for 20, 30 years.”
“There are battles worth fighting, regardless of the outcome” Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii
"We are in this fight together,” said Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, implying that the oft-warring factions of the liberal establishment are ready to unite in trying to stop Kavanaugh’s ascension to the court.
Here’s what some had to say on Twitter:
Elizabeth Warren: “Brett Kavanaugh's record as a judge and lawyer is clear: hostile to health care for millions, opposed to the CFPB & corporate accountability, thinks Presidents like Trump are above the law – and conservatives are confident that he would overturn Roe v. Wade. I'll be voting no.”
Chris Murphy: “Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. He believes assault weapon bans are unconstitutional, a position way out of the judicial mainstream, far to the right of even late Justice Scalia.”
Cory Booker: “The fact that Kavanaugh believes that a President should not be subject to civil litigation or criminal investigation while in office means that Trump just nominated a justice who has already reached conclusions on these serious questions. That should raise enormous red flags.”
Bernie Sanders: “If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court it will have a profoundly negative effect on workers' rights, women's rights and voting rights for decades to come. We must do everything we can to stop this nomination.”
Dianne Feinstein: “Brett Kavanaugh's views are far outside the mainstream when it comes to health care, executive power, privacy and gun safety. We need a nominee who understands that the court must protect the rights of all Americans, not just political interest groups and the powerful.”
Chuck Schumer: “I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same. The stakes are simply too high for anything less.”
Kirsten Gillibrand: “We all know what’s at stake with Kavanaugh’s nomination: The freedom for women to make our own choices. Equal rights. Civil rights. All of the values we hold most dear. Stopping this will take all of us, fighting as hard as we can, raising our voices again and again.”
Kamala Harris: “Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Kavanaugh, represents a direct and fundamental threat to the rights and health care of hundreds of millions of Americans. I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court.”
Patty Murray: “President Trump, more than any President I’ve seen, has been explicit about what he expects from a nominee—and based on everything I know about Judge Kavanaugh, he is exactly what President Trump is looking for. So, I oppose this nomination.”
And then there is NANCY PELOSI....
Pelosi Statement on Trump Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court - JULY 10, 2018: Washington, D.C. –
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Anthony Kennedy:
“The President’s selection is a clear and disrespectful assault on the fundamental rights of women and on the quality, affordable health care of the American people. Judge Kavanaugh’s long history of opposition to the full, fundamental right of every woman to make her own decisions about her body, family and health care poses a grave threat to women’s rights and to our Founders’ promise of liberty and justice for all. If he proves as eager an executor of the President’s bitter campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade and sabotage Americans’ health care as his record suggests, a woman’s right to choose will be repealed and the health coverage and economic security of 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will be in grave peril. Once again, the President is using his nomination as a destructive tool on a generation of progress for workers, women, LGBTQ Americans, communities of color and families, and to radically reverse the course of American justice and democracy. The Senate must subject the Kavanaugh nomination to rigorous scrutiny before holding a vote on sending him to the highest court in the land. We stand with the American people in opposing any efforts to install a radical vote against women’s freedom and families’ health care on the Court.”
And after all of this, here is what the prosecutor had to say about Ford’s testimony:
Do people realize FORD has over $600k in go fund me accounts? Guess where it’s coming from. The lawyer representing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser is a leader in an organization that has been directly funded by George Soros’s Open Society Foundation, reports say.
It was reported Ford suffers from dementia. Debra Katz and Lisa Banks (Fords attorneys) stated there was “no way the senate judiciary committee could review Ford’s medical records” to review her mental capacity and state.
Now after the FBI completed a 7th review of Kavanaugh due to the Ford and Democrat claims, a report is produced AGAIN stating NOTHING can be supported.... no claims corroborated.
At first I felt there could be some truth to her story. Now, barring some new evidence or substantial new claim with supporting evidence emerging, I believe either she is suffering from mental illness and memory issues or is a paid operative by the dems.
Let’s see.... have women filed false rape accusations before? Of course... and given Ford has a liberal past and is supported by a group of dems that has vowed to stop at nothing in blocking Kavanaugh, she would be more motivated than... let’s say.... the Perry & Counts case....
What about Duke Lacrosse? Univ of Virginia fang rape? List is pretty long.
I believe we should be able to ACCUSE Dr. Ford of intentionally filing a false report with the Senate. Accusations are truth, correct?
Here’s better info on the phenomenon.
What do studies say about why women file false claims? Here is a great article giving you 13 reasons! Look at #4. Didn’t we already establish Ford’s attorneys (DNC lead council) are blocking requests by the senate judiciary committee and fbi to see her medical files? Here’s that list:
I feel sorry for Kavanaugh’s wife and children. This is not a race issue and is not about someone throwing a tantrum over not getting what he believes is his (white/male) privilege. Just a pissed off man who called out the dems for exactly what they have done.... slander his name to get public opinion against him and effect the votes of senators confirming him. What a sham.
Investigate the accusers. Who knows. Maybe if they are telling the truth, evidence would present itself that would warrant impeachment of a sitting Supreme Court Justice. It’s been done before... though it was 1804.