What Happened to Judge Kavanaugh?

The demoralizing story of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process really began when political parties started selecting nominees for their opinions rather than their judgment. In our time, it probably started when President Reagan first broke tradition by imposing a “litmus test” he personally applied in interviews with judicial candidates by asking how they would vote on key issues. Since then, nominations have grown increasingly and more overtly partisan until current times when judges’ rulings can be predicted with embarrassing accuracy based on the Party of the president who nominated them. Continue reading “What Happened to Judge Kavanaugh?”