Sept 10, 2018

The Senate’s vote to confirm the appointment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court was a very welcome triumph of reason over emotion. There was, on both sides of the aisle, an understanding that Justice Kavanaugh has superb legal qualifications for this job. For almost all Democrats, that was a major part of the problem. They were seeking another Justice who shared their view that the Supreme Court should be an active partner in promoting their social policies. However, this is in conflict with the mission of the Court, as stated in the oath of office, “To support and defend and protect the Constitution of the United States…” There appears to be no doubt on either side that Justice Kavanaugh will live up to that commitment. That is good news for the country.

Byron K. Varme
Executive Director

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