I watched him be evasive during a few questioning sessions. I didn’t need any frat boy past to know he was a privileged frat boy type. They’re easy to spot. None of the stuff I saw since changed my view.
Contrast with Neil Gorsush.
It’s not a criminal trial. No evidence is needed to vote yay or nay.
I do, but it doesn’t matter. If he’s brought up on criminal charges (he might be in Maryland as a 4th is coming out and local police will investigate criminally) then it’ll matter.
Things that probably aren’t completely illegal but what I consider immoral.
His involvement in Trump preventing his casino workers from unionizing was probably my first taste of “Why I don’t want Kavanaugh on the bench” – and this is back in July 2018.
I wasn’t crazy about Neil Gorsuch _but_ I had no doubt he was going to be a strict interpreter of the law and the fine distinctions in it. This impressed me for example: This is a quality judge who’s politics I don’t share and if he’s there for life, so be it.
Kavanaugh’s reasoning here was mangled and politically charged. No one could dispute she had a right to an abortion – not even Kavanaugh – but he demanded she have a sponsor first, which takes a long time and it was unreasonable to deny a time-limited, Constitutionally allowed medical procedure to take place.
What he calls novel was standard and ethical under precedence and the Constitution — not novel at all.
What was novel was his poor reasoning.