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There are 4 comments on POV: Brett Kavanaugh, Conservative or Constitutionalist?

  1. “Precedent is always a force”. At times precedent can a farce too. What if the SCOTUS were to apply stare decisis to Cruikshank? Be careful what you wish for.

    1. Michael, did you even read the essay? It is not an opinion piece on the merits of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. Instead, Professor Lawson analyzes Judge Kavanaugh’s record and attempts to predict where he may fall on a number of important legal issues. Given Professor Lawson’s history, few (if any) are more qualified to write such an essay.

      Instead, you apparently would prefer to rely on the partisan Yale alumni who signed a protest letter (note: most of the signatures are from recent or current students) as more valid simply because they happened to go to the same law school. I am sure that the Yale students who cannot handle their law school boasting about one of its alumni being nominated to the Supreme Court will make wonderful impartial jurists one day. What if I told you Professor Lawson graduated Yale? Just because some Yale alumni signed the protest letter does not mean it represents a majority point of view.

      Suggesting that Professor Lawson’s essay should be ignored because he is affiliated with the Federalist Society is as juvenile as it is fascistic. The magazine is called POV for a reason. What good would it be if it only provided opinions from those associated with one viewpoint?

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