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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A liberal’s case for Brett Kavanaugh - Hot Air

In 2016, I strongly supported Hillary Clinton for president as well as President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland. But today, with the exception of the current justices and Judge Garland, it is hard to name anyone with judicial credentials as strong as those of Judge Kavanaugh. He sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the most influential circuit court) and commands wide and deep respect among scholars, lawyers and jurists.


My old pal Ahkil Amar comes out in support of Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh is a Yalie and that counts for something. He's also a bright guy. I predict he'll come out only somewhat to the right of Roberts, but you can't always get what you want.

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