Title

Why the Kavanaugh Hearings Were a Show Trial Gone Bad

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

10-9-2018

Abstract

The controversial and bitterly fought confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has solidified a 5-4 conservative split on the highest court in the United States that is likely to persist for decades.

More important, however, is how the confirmation process revealed — and exacerbated — the polarization of the current U.S. political landscape. During the hearings, Republicans and Democrats alike used the law as both a cover for and tool of party politics.

Publication Title

National Post

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