We Canadians are bruised and battered after watching with shock the machinations in Washington around the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States, a lifetime appointment.
We watched, some of us for hours, since we really do seek to know what is going on in the world, as the Senate Judiciary Committee approved by the slimmest of margins his nomination, and it went on to the full Senate for endorsement.
All that, in spite of the searing and sincere testimony of Prof. Christine Blasey-Ford of Palo Alto University in California about her recollection of being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh when they were in high school in the 1980s. Then there was his whingeing defence of himself, his overweening sense of entitlement and his extreme partisanship, all of which undermine any claim of his to being impartial once on the bench.
His nomination was opposed by the American Bar Association, by 2,000 law professors, by Yale's former president, by the Jesuit magazine America, and by the largest coalition of American churches ever assembled. Continue Reading >Here<
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