The United States Senate and the Presumption of Innocence

For what is a person profited if he shall gain the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and lose his own soul? The highly emotional hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, 2018, listening to allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a California academic psychologist, about a sexual assault on her by Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17, was more an occasion for a cynical display of partisan politics than a genuine search for truth on the part of the members of the committee.  It was essentially a political charade, a turbid ebb and flow, aimed at delay by Democrats of a vote on the nomination of Kavanaugh to be a member of the U.S. Supreme Court.  The starting problem is the divide and uncertainty about the validity of conflicting accounts by Ford and Kavanaugh of events 36 years ago.  That uncertainty was understood by Republican leaders.  President Donald Trump commented that Blasey Ford was...(Read Full Article)
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