Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Overqualified for the Supreme Court

So there is a tee shirt.

RE:  Justice Brett Kavanaugh

After the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the American Bar Association called for a delay in Kavanaugh's confirmation until after a “thorough FBI investigation.”  A thorough FBI investigation was not ordered by the White House.

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who had at first supported Kavanaugh said that, “his performance during the hearings caused me to change my mind.”

If Kavanaugh is qualified for the Supreme Court, I am overqualified.

Kavanaugh lacks integrity and temperament; his jurisprudence and ideology are far to the right.  He will reverse Roe v. Wade.

“[Kavanaugh] believes the president is above the law. In his personal writing, Judge Kavanaugh has repeatedly demonstrated that he won’t stand up to President Donald Trump, allowing President Trump’s abuses of power to go unchecked. He has argued that a president should have ‘absolute discretion’ and be able to dismiss any counsel ‘out to get him,’ that a president need not comply with laws that he personally deems to be unconstitutional, and that a president is protected from ‘criminal prosecution and investigation’ while he or she is in office. [Footnotes omitted.]” http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/general/seven-reasons-confirming-brett-kavanaugh-would-be-terrible-for-women.pdf

So there is a tee shirt that says, Overqualified for the U.S. Supreme Court.

As it happens this tee shirt is a second edition.  Back in 1991-1992, I sold a tee shirt with the same message after the nomination hearings and appointment of Justice Clarence Thomas.  There’s even small article in the American Bar Association Journal of February, 1992 (pp. 34-35).

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