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Christopher J. Scalia @cjscalia
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If Kavanaugh is the nominee, the fever-swamp theory that Trump picked him because he'd protect the president from indictment will gain traction. It's nonsense, and here's why. /1
The theory implies that Kavanaugh said that *the courts* should protect a president from such situations. But in fact, it's clear that Kavanaugh says that only *Congress* has the authority to do so. See the excerpts below. /2
The reason many on the left interpret it to mean that Kav would protect Trump comes down to the familiar differences about a judge's job: they believe judges *should* make law; they would want their own favored nominees to do so, and they project that desire onto all judges. /3
But Kavanaugh and others recognize judicial limits imposed by the separation of powers. He may think the current state of legal affairs is bad, but changing it is up to Congress, not SCOTUS. [and...scene]
Sorry, no—but we have some lovely parting gifts waiting for you backstage.
The rising red star of the Democratic party is a dim-witted demagogue.
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