What an embarrassment to the WH
More than 500 law professors from nearly 100 law schools around the nation have signed a letter to the U.S. Senate to say that the volatile temperament Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh displayed on Thursday as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee disqualifies him from sitting on the nation’s highest court.
“We regret that we feel compelled to write to you to provide our views that at the Senate hearings on Thursday, September 27, 2018, the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be disqualifying for any court, and certainly for elevation to the highest court of this land,” the letter says.
The letter is signed by many high-profile law professors, including eight from Yale Law School, where Kavanaugh obtained his law degree. The letter remains open for additional signatures through Thursday, when it will be presented to the Senate.
The legal experts fault Kavanaugh for failing to remain open to the necessary search for truth after being accused of sexually assaulting a girl when he was a teen and instead becoming “repeatedly aggressive with questioners.” The signees also criticize the judge for indicating that he believes allegations made by professor Christine Blasey Ford and other women are “a calculated and orchestrated political hit” by members of the Democratic Party rather than acknowledging that the Senate must try to understand and investigate the facts surrounding the allegations.
“Instead of trying to sort out with reason and care the allegations that were raised, Judge Kavanaugh responded in an intemperate, inflammatory, and partial manner, as he interrupted and, at times, was discourteous to questioners,” the letter reads. The law professors cite two statutes, governing bias and recusal, that require a judge to step aside if he or she is at risk of being perceived as being unfair.
Here’s a copy of their letter:
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The FBI is investigating Blasey’s allegation that a drunken, teenaged Kavanaugh pushed her into a room, pinned her on a bed, groped her and covered her mouth when she tried to scream during a gathering of high school friends. Kavanaugh has denied her allegation, along with allegations of sexual misconduct from two other women. On Friday, Republicans gave the FBI one week to look into these claims.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is eager to put Kavanaugh on the court, regardless of the allegations against him, said Tuesday that he’s aiming to hold Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote this week.
“We have differing views about the other qualifications of Judge Kavanaugh,” the professors state in the letter. “But we are united, as professors of law and scholars of judicial institutions, in believing that Judge Kavanaugh did not display the impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of our land.”
Another open letter was also made public Tuesday, this one directed at Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), signed by more than 800 faculty, administrators and staff at colleges and universities who live and work in Maine, urging her to vote no on Kavanaugh’s nomination. All of the signatories have students and colleagues who are survivors of sexual violence, and many who signed the letter are survivors themselves.
“We are at an historic juncture, and your vote, your words, and your actions as our representative will be a focal part of what happens this week,” the letter to Collins says. “Will you send a message to the tens of millions of American women and men who are victims of sexual violence that their experiences will be met with indifference and even disbelief? Or will you make a choice for the greater good, and send the message that survivors can trust that they will be heard if they have the courage to come forward?”
This was my take on the testimony as I have already published. His testimony was deplorable. No judge I have ever seen even in Cook County has ever exhibited such lowly behavior. Talking over the Senate committee, arguing with them, refusing to answer questions. Deplorable.
Note, while Dr. Ford had her attorneys to the left and right, Justice Kavanaugh had no attorneys with him. I know why.
Not suited to be a judge. Despite blatant lies about terms in his Hight School Year book or even Dr.Ford.
He took out a rifle and shot himself in both feet.
Let him go home in disgrace. His wife was scowling. I agree with the wife. Much smarter than her husband.
And now, to remove him from the bench, please print out the following letter on your letterhead and send to the DC Court of Appeals, Executive Committee.
JUSTICE 4 EVERY1, NFP
5330 W. Devon Ave. #6 JoAnne Denison, Executive Director*
Chicago, IL 60646 Cell Phone 773-255-7608
ph 312-553-1300 http://www.justice4every1.com
fax 312-553-1307 JoAnne@Justice4Every1.com
October 2, 2018
Clerk of Executive Offices,
Federal DC Circuit, Court of Appeals.
333 Constitution Ave.,
NW Washington, DC 20001
RE: Justice Kavanaugh and 478 uninvestigated complaints against Judges in your circuit
Dear Clerk of Court;
I have review the testimony of both Dr. Ford and Justice Kavanaugh before the Senates.
Ms. Ford’s testimony appears to be credible.
Justice Kavanaugh appears to consume alcohol to excess and exhibited behavior unbefitting a judge during the Senate Hearing.
I am asking for a full investigation of Justice Kavanaugh and all of his sexual assault accusers.
He also appears to have lied at numerous points during his testimony regarding the terms “FFFFF” and “boofing” and “devil’s triangle” and other commonly used phrases by sexual deviants.
Please investigate and remove him from office and then pass his case onto the Lawyer’s disciplinary board for further disciplinary action.
I am also demanding that you investigate the 478 judicial complaints without any investigation. How many of these involved Kavanaugh and sexual assault and/or drinking? Dr. Richard Cordero did the research and it is published on my blog.
The public is demanding accountability from the US court system. This is not going to end anytime soon. Justice Kavanaugh is an utter disgrace to the legal and judicial professions.
Very Truly Yours,
cc: Mary G Sykes and FaceBook
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