Skip to comments.The Case for Impeaching Kavanaugh (NYT alert)
Posted on 09/20/2018 12:22:11 PM PDT by reaganaut1
Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, seem determined to call a vote next week on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, even in the face of this weeks sexual assault allegations against him.
Senate Republicans assume, correctly, that if they can hold the party line, his installation on the Supreme Court is a sure thing. This is certainly true even if the Democratic caucus in the Senate holds firm against Mr. Kavanaugh, they simply lack the votes to block him. But the Republicans calculus contains a significant error namely, the assumption that if Mr. Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, thats the end of the discussion of whether he is fit to serve.
The Constitution does provide that federal judges, including Supreme Court justices, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior. The settled understanding of this phrase is that so-called Article III judges enjoy lifetime tenure. But the Constitution also makes both judicial and executive officers subject to impeachment. And, as it happens, the House of Representatives holds the sole Power of Impeachment. If the Democrats win back the House in November, they can exercise that power.
Impeachment proceedings in the House are investigative in nature and come with a full panoply of quasi-judicial powers, including aids to investigations, such as the power to subpoena witnesses to compel them to appear and testify (subject, of course, to constitutional privileges, if applicable, such as the Fifth Amendments guarantee against self-incrimination).
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I don't think this University of Alabama professor has much in common with most Alabamians. This piece reminds me that all Federal funding for law students (and thus law schools) should be ended. We have enought lawyers. Let people work after college and save for law school and take private loans for law school.
The New York Times has given up any semblance of being a newsgathering organization. They are now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the demonrat party and its communications arm.
Panicked Libs are floating court-packing plans too.
If they get majorities + White House expand POTUS to 15 judges.
Imagine if we tried to impeach Kagan, Wise Latina, and Senile RBG. Even I would disapprove, no matter how much I despise those anti-American judicial activists. The left would freak out and riot in the streets - again. They would be wise to avoid taking the step against justices who uphold the rule of law. Unfortunately, leftists are never wise. By definition.
Delusional nonsense. They said the same thing after Clarence Thomas was confirmed, and the Democrats never uttered a peep about impeaching him even when they were well positioned to do so.
Maybe go back to reading for the law and being an intern for a lawyer like Abe Lincoln did.
Or Democrats could just smother him with a pillow as they’ve done in the past
The “Death to America” Democrats are hell bent on destroying the Republic.
Like the vulture in the famous meme they say, “Patience hell. I’m going to kill something.”
Alcee Hastings, when he was a judge WAS impeached ( by the House, but he then had to have a trial in the Senate, at which point he was removed ); however, that was after a criminal trial, that took place in a state.
More like a barf alert
these fools are insane
NYT: The case for impeaching (fill in the name of any politician not a democrat here).
Replacing all of these libs and newspapers with die hard communists from the old Soviet Union would make no difference.
I’ll admit I did not go to the NYT website to read the article. Does the author present a case for Kavanaugh’s impeachmentor is he simply saying that a democrat-controlled House can impeach if it feels like it.
Partisan Media Shill viewpoint spread (like the manure it is) by the New York Slimes.
Exactly. Weak Bladder Ginsburg can barely keep from drooling on herself. If anyone can be impeached, it’s her.
And if justices serve “during good behavior,” then any impeachment effort would have to demonstrate that Kavanaugh is not behaving well CURRENTLY. He cannot be impeached on those grounds for actions allegedly committed 37 years ago.
The Dems take the house, are they going to impeach everyone? So they take a run at Kav. He still has to be deemed unfit by the Senate, who just confirmed him.
The committee should just vote tomorrow. There isn’t one person who hasn’t made up their minds. They can change their minds on Monday, depending on how things play out.
Once again the Times shows its true colors. Once again, I feel vindicated in making the Times the villain (antagonist), in my political novel.
Hell! I even remember sitting down with an honest journalist when I was only 18, many years ago, and going through the day's edition of the Times, and seeing one item after another that was completely biased. They have been warring on the truth for generations!
If the dems win the congress this midterm and do all of the dirt they are plotting there will be an overthrow in 2000 that will end the democrat party once and for all. If we had a weaker man in the WH than Trump it would be worth it to destro them at the ballot box.
As things stand Trump will be reelected. By the end of his administration we will have returned to Constitutional government that is purged of corruption and is firmly committed to serving the people.
They arent going to have to impeach Kavanaugh. I think he will testify, defend his innocence as best he can at this point and then tell them to eff themselves. I do not see this decent man putting his wife and two daughters through years of pain. Their lives have been destroyed by these harpies. We were out to dinner with some friends last night and two of them were lawyers. They both agreed that this is what Kavanaugh will likely do.
A little bit ago, Gillibrand was being interviewed, ranting in an escalating hysteria. She was almost incoherent, making ridiculous demands and I honestly think this is their plan to just get Kavanaugh to withdraw.
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