The Right Coast

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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Supreme Court: On Cue, Yale Law School Students Freak Out About Kavanaugh

But! Let me be clear, as President Obama liked to say. The Yale letter is not worthless. It serves as a kind of preview of the coming weeks, as the opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination unfolds. We can expect more anguished cries, more scolding. The closest the letter gets to making an argument is to offer tendentious summaries of some of Kavanaugh’s opinions, as lawyer and judge. Soon these cases will be as familiar as a Beatles tune. There’s the Obamacare contraception mandate that Kavanaugh opposed, the young immigrant whose abortion was postponed, his opposition to net neutrality on First Amendment grounds, his approval of prayer at “open public school events in brazen contravention of our country’s separation of church and state.”

“The list,” they write, “goes on.”

We can be sure of it.


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But the Constitution makes no mention of "our country’s separation of church and state", does it? On the other hand, "his approval of prayer at open public school events" seems a bit iffy to me - isn't it sailing a bit close to the wind? Maybe not.

Still, I'd start with the elimination of the preposterous "In God we trust" and the lamentable Oath of Allegiance if I wanted to bang on a bit.

Posted by: dearieme | Jul 13, 2018 6:58:01 AM

A horrible thought has struck me. Do Americans tend to pronounce Mr Kavanodge's name as Kayvanodge?

Posted by: dearieme | Jul 13, 2018 4:16:51 PM