In Defense of Brett Kavanaugh’s Judicial Temperament

By T.R. Clancy:

One of the more exasperating accusations against Brett Kavanaugh going around right now is that his impassioned defense before the Senate Judiciary Committee proves that he lacks a “judicial temperament.” This ludicrous charge gets the thing completely backwards. In the irregular hearing that the Democrat committee members demanded last Thursday, it wasn’t Kavanaugh’s obligation to be even-handed and judicious, because he wasn’t there as a judge – he was in the dock as a criminal defendant representing himself. It was the Democratic senators who were acting as judges (God help us), at a hearing they said was needed to assess the “credibility” of an accuser and the accused. In doing so, it was they who showed a complete lack of judicial temperament.

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