[Marxism] Kavanaugh's confirmation and Gitmo-style justice

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 15:44:18 MDT 2018


But as a prelude to understanding the harm that the Kavanaugh confirmation
process caused, think for a moment about the fundamental premises
underlying the Supreme Court and so the American judiciary. The Founding
Fathers envisioned it as a body chaired by judges whose professional
responsibility was, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 78, to be
“faithful guardians of the Constitution.” Toward that end, the Court was to
stand independent from politics and the other two branches of government.
That idea of judicial independence was, in the oft-quoted words of Chief
Justice William Rehnquist, “one of the crown jewels of our system of
government.”

It’s apparent that both Kavanaugh and the committee before which he
testified betrayed the goals of justice laid out in that foundational
period by violating several major elements of judicial reasoning and
procedure. In the process, they helped introduce Gitmo-style justice to the
American legal system. Below are four ways in which the committee
compromised longstanding aspects of American jurisprudence and justice.

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176480/tomgram%3A_karen_greenberg%2C_how_guantanamo_set_the_stage_for_the_kavanaugh_hearings/#more



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