Should Democrats even bother to fight Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination?

Should Democrats even bother to fight Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination?

Will it really matter if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy? Both are conservative Republicans and in the vast majority of cases each would vote the same way. For example, both would vote to strike down laws limiting corporate spending in election campaigns and to invalidate many restrictions on guns as violating the Second Amendment. Both are very pro-business and consistently favor business interests over those of consumers and employees. The most important consequence of replacing Kennedy with Kavanaugh is substituting a 53-year-old conservative for one who is about to turn 82. This would mean that this seat on the Supreme Court will be held by a conservative likely for the next 30 or more years. The Democrats hope must be that they can block Kavanaugh’s confirmation or even stall it until after the November 2018 elections and that the Democrats then will take control of the United States Senate. If the Democrats do this, they will not confirm anyone President Donald Trump nominates in the last two years of this term in office. This, of course, is exactly what the Republicans did in refusing to hold a hearing or a vote on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. Today’s top news by email The local news you need to start your day Recaptcha requires verification. I’m not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy – Terms Blocking Kavanaugh will be a pyrrhic victory if Republicans keep control of the Senate […]

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