Tuesday, September 17, 2019
LA Times Op-Ed: Given the partisan polarization over the Supreme Court, it's not surprising that an article in the New York Times reporting on a previously undisclosed allegation about Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh impelled some Democratic presidential candidates to call for his impeachment. But it's disappointing and perhaps dangerous " less for Kavanaugh than for the image of the court as an institution that is above partisan politics.
The article in question is something of an oddity. It appeared online in the newspaper's Opinion display but was also labeled "news analysis." But then the piece makes news with two claims: one a rehash of the debunked Ramirez claim and the other about a similar incident previously unreported. Immediately Dem candidates for President rushed to clamor of Kavanaugh's impeachment. Whatever you think of Kavanaugh's veracity " or his judicial philosophy, which is abhorrent to a lot of Democrats " this is an unseemly rush to judgment.
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