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Amar: A Liberal’s Case for Brett Kavanaugh

Over in the New York Times, Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar makes a case for Brett Kavanaugh. It begins:

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice is President Trump’s finest hour, his classiest move. Last week the president promised to select “someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased judgment, and deep reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States.” In picking Judge Kavanaugh, he has done just that.

Amar is a noted constitutional scholar. He is, it should also be noted, quite liberal, and he supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.


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