The First Monday In October

Today is the first Monday in October, which means today is the first day of the new term for the Supreme Court of the United States. Only eight Justices will hear oral arguments today thanks to the Democrats ploy of delay, delay, delay, while they desperately try to destroy the character of DC Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a well qualified nominee.

This week the court will hear oral arguments in cases that involve the Endangered Species Act (Weyerhaeuser Company v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido), Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (Gundy v. United States), the Eight Amendment (Madison v. Alabama), Federal Arbitration Act (New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira), and property rights (Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania).

The best source to review these cases and stay up-to-date on everything involving the Supreme Court is the SCOTUSblog, linked here.

Kavanaugh won’t be there this week. But neither will be Judge Merrick Garland. Democrats see no difference, but the contrasts are stark. For Garland, he was nominated in a presidential election year by a lame duck president after an untimely death. Kavanaugh was nominated at the end of the Supreme Court term after a voluntary retirement by a president in just his second year. The senate has never confirmed a nominee under the circumstances of the Garland nomination. The senate usually confirms a nominee before the fall term under the circumstances of the Kavanaugh nomination. But nothing is normal to the Democrats ever since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election. Democrats just can’t seem to get over it and move on.

So Kavanaugh has to wait another week while the FBI conducts a background investigation on him for the seventh time. The first six turned up nothing to disqualify Kavanaugh. The seventh is likely to find nothing as well. But that, unfortunately, won’t stop Democrats across the country from calling Kavanaugh a rapist. To Democrats, an allegation against a Republican is just as good as a conviction. Never mind Due Process. But Juanita Broderick is not to be believed as well as EVERY woman who has worked with/for Kavanaugh.

The problem that Democrats can’t understand is this- if a 17 year old Kavanaugh did the deviant criminal things he is accused of (in an uncorroborated allegation that no contemporary individuals back), then as an adult there would be, in some form, a pattern of such deviant behavior repeating itself. Yet EVERY woman who has worked with/for Kavanaugh support his nomination and call him a decent person and a mentor. If #BelieveWomen means believe women, then why are Democrats refusing to believe so many women who support Kavanaugh over one woman whose claim dates back to when Kavanaugh was a teenager?

The Supreme Court is opened to the public, so maybe Kavanaugh should show up this week and sit in the gallery. That way he won’t miss anything. And just to be a nice guy, maybe he should invite his friend Merrick Garland to join him.

Stop the delays. Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh.