So with all this appalling #KavanaghHearing stuff, I figured I'd lull myself to sleep by tweeting a thread on the inherent virtue jurisprudence of Islamic law in it's appointment and regulation of judicial appointees.
So first, what does a judge do? A Qāḍī’s (Arabic word for judge) basic function is to resolve disputes and allocate rights to litigants.
The Qāḍī retains not only the power to interpret and express what the law is, but the authority to order it be applied by the executive.
In order to be appointed, the candidate for a judicial position had to possess be a free Muslim of legal capacity, be of sound mind, and possess high moral probity (ʿAdāla).
All the Republican rage during the #KavanaghHearing is telling: Brett's rage, Lindsey's rage, the indignation, the belief that this is somehow the worst thing to ever happen to the American political process. The lack of self-awareness is damning
There's no rescuing these men from their perceptions. They have never been told no. They don't understand it. The word violates their sense of meaning, and so it incenses them
To those inured to failure, there is no learning from a defeat, even when it is deserved. The only cure is to send them out into the wilderness. Maybe they will find themselves. Maybe their children will be better. But for the love of god, they should never hold power
I’m only posting breaking news/ hot takes/pithy rhetorical analysis/puns/selfies from #TribFest18 for the next few days.
At registration I’ve already run into two people I know—a former student who wants to go into publishing marketing (and working the @BookPeople table) & a former Aggie Agora speaker. Also bought @TheRickWilson’s book and hoping to find him irl so he can sign it for me!
3. The shortest refutation of the NSA claim: read the last ten (10) paragraphs of this article by @Charlie_Savage of @NYTimes - which is a news article, not an opinion piece, from a publication that's far from pro-Kavanaugh. The End. nyti.ms/2Ctpfak
Lawrence explicitly overruled Bowers, holding that it had viewed the LIBERTY interest too narrowly. Court held that intimate consensual sexual conduct was part of the LIBERTY protected by substantive due process under the 14th Amendment.
Think about these cases every time #Kavanagh and Republicans say LIBERTY.