Susan Collins's finest hour caps a great week for America

Susan Collins of Maine rose yesterday to give a thoughtful and well reasoned speech on the floor of the Senate in support of Brett Kavanaugh.  She decried the destructive nature of the confirmation process.  This was one of the finest speeches in Senate history and ranks among the greatest of statesman moments. Our Supreme Court confirmation process has been in steady decline for more than thirty years. One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom. Collins is not a lawyer, yet she provided a thoughtful analysis of Kavanaugh's legal thinking: In a dissent in Seven-Sky v. Holder, Judge Kavanaugh rejected a challenge to the ACA on narrow procedural grounds, preserving the law in full.  Many experts have said his dissent informed Justice Roberts' opinion upholding the ACA at the Supreme Court. ... Judge Kavanaugh has been unequivocal in his belief that no president is above the...(Read Full Post)
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