What’s Up With the Kavanaugh Stuff?

So what’s going on with all the Brett Kavanaugh stuff? I haven’t really followed it much and I don’t really know what the latest news is. Anyone have any thoughts on what’s been going on and can clue me in. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I’m gonna try and explain this in as unbiased of a way as possible:

    – Basically, Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court because he was conservative.
    – Democrats don’t want him confirmed because of two major reasons: 1. Kavanaugh (unlike most other jurists on both sides of the aisle) doesn’t believe that the Roe v. Wade decision (which legalized abortion nationwide) is settled law (I think you’d be familiar with the term “stare decisis” as a law student); and 2. Kavanaugh believes that the President has wider executive powers than traditionally accepted by law, including the stance that a sitting President can not be indicted on criminal charges. This second issue could especially come into play if the Robert Mueller probe into Trump and his dealings with Russia produces enough evidence to indict him or his inner circle on potential criminal charges.
    – Republicans want him on SCOTUS because his confirmation would tip the current ideological balance of the Court in their favor, and the court could be issuing more conservative-leaning rulings for up to the next 30 or 40 years (which Democrats worry could undo a lot of the rulings passed under more liberal-leaning courts, even though the last four Chief Justices have all been Republicans).
    – Dr. Blasey Ford is one of three women who have come forward accusing Judge Kavanaugh of either sexually assaulting them or being an accessory to sexual assault. Dr. Blasey Ford alleges that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a party in the early 1980s, when she was 15. The second accuser alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party at Yale, while the third accuser alleges that Kavanaugh may have been an accessory to group rape at another college party.
    – Democrats had been pushing for the FBI to conduct an investigation into the allegations and delay any confirmation vote, and Republicans initially did not want to follow through with an investigation in order to try and rush the confirmation vote so that Kavanaugh would be seated by the beginning of next month, when the new SCOTUS term begins.
    – Jeff Flake ended up voting to advance the confirmation, with the understanding that an FBI investigation would take place. His was a notable vote because had he flipped, his vote would’ve been enough to sink Kavanaugh’s nomination.
    – Sexual assault survivors are angry because the line of questioning the Republican Senators took with Kavanaugh seemed to confirmed they were gonna side with him no matter what Dr. Blasey Ford testified, under oath and in great detail.

    I hope that sums it up for you.

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  2. First of all I don’t have any sympathy for politicians so I don’t have any sympathy for Kavanaugh. I just want another conservative on SCOTUS. Second, it was a mistake to nominate a white male in the first place…not a good tine for it. I figure the GOP wized up and wanted a quick vote to kill the Kavanaugh nomination and start over with a female nominee. They were goung to do that on Saturday until Flake, who is out-of-the-loop, got in the way.. Just my rwo cents.

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  3. The Daily podcast has been keeping up with it pretty well and if you go back a little bit and listen to a few episodes you will likely get a lot of really good information in a short amount of time!

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      1. They had it on at school all day! You should definitely check out the SNL skit though 😂

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