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A Non-scandalous, Non-ideological Case Against Brett Kavanaugh

A nation of 325 million can find at least one person qualified to sit on the Supreme Court who didn’t attend either Harvard or Yale.
Source: Michelle McLoughlin / Reuters

The fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has lately been dominated by hotly contested allegations that he behaved badly toward women while drinking heavily in high school and college.

On that controversy, I won’t comment prior to the upcoming hearings. Yet the sustained attention it has cast on the nominee’s unusually rarified educational background has left me increasingly averse to his confirmation for reasons that have nothing to do with his accusers or their claims.

Kavanaugh attended Yale Law School––a fine institution. I do not object to confirming a Yale Law graduate to the Supreme Court. I also wouldn’t oppose confirming a graduate of Harvard Law to the Supreme Court.

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