We’re about to nominate a Supreme Court justice that has shown less of his record than anybody applying to college right now.
You have the power to stop this. Will you?
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 5, 2018
Judge Kavanaugh has written over 300 opinions, which have been submitted for review for his confirmation.
According to Senator Chuck Grassley, Kavanaugh’s record is greater than that of the last five Justice nominees put together.
The Wall Street Journal expands on this.
The main charge is that Mr. Grassley is “denying” crucial documents to “hide” Judge Kavanaugh’s record. The Senators are ignoring the 307 opinions he has written, and the 17,000 pages of material he provided in response to the committee’s questionnaire—the most extensive ever demanded of a nominee. The Senators have already received more than half a million pages about his time as a lawyer and judge—more documents than were provided for the past five Supreme Court nominees combined.
So what are the Democrats complaining about? What documents don’t they have?
Democrats haven’t found a killer issue in all of this, so they are demanding documents from Judge Kavanaugh’s time as a staff secretary in the Bush White House. The documents would reveal little about Judge Kavanaugh’s legal thinking, since as staff secretary his job was to vet and monitor what President Bush saw each day.
Most of these documents are privileged, and for good reason. They represent high-level deliberations that require honest advice. When Democrat Pat Leahy ran the Judiciary Committee, he didn’t even ask the Obama White House to provide documents from Elena Kagan’s tenure at the Solicitor General’s office, though they surely were relevant to her legal views.
Oh, so the Democrats want to open up to public scrutiny privileged documents from the Bush White House.
That doesn’t seem like a partisan trap at all.
Somehow, I can’t believe that a record of 307 opinions and 17,000 pages of work history is less than what it takes to get into college.
I have an even harder time believing this from a kid who was rejected by every college he applied to.