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  1. Standard membervivify
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2018/10/04/unprecedented-unfathomable-more-than-law-professors-sign-letter-after-kavanaugh-hearing/

    More than 2,400 law professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation


    Not that this will change anything, but let's always keep in mind how unpopular Republican decisions are.
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    04 Oct '18 22:18
    @vivify said
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2018/10/04/unprecedented-unfathomable-more-than-law-professors-sign-letter-after-kavanaugh-hearing/

    More than 2,400 law professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation


    Not that this will change anything, but let's always keep in mind how unpopular Republican decisions are.
    Will the senate even SEE this letter?
  3. Standard membervivify
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    04 Oct '18 22:27
    @sonhouse said
    Will the senate even SEE this letter?
    Republicans will hear of it, which is enough. They'll also ignore it, like a sexual assault victim.
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    @vivify said
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2018/10/04/unprecedented-unfathomable-more-than-law-professors-sign-letter-after-kavanaugh-hearing/

    More than 2,400 law professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation


    Not that this will change anything, but let's always keep in mind how unpopular Republican decisions are.
    Probably you forgot to insert Liberal Dem b4 lawyers
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    @vivify said
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2018/10/04/unprecedented-unfathomable-more-than-law-professors-sign-letter-after-kavanaugh-hearing/

    More than 2,400 law professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation


    Not that this will change anything, but let's always keep in mind how unpopular Republican decisions are.
    conservatives professors are smart enough to know scotus justices are not appointed by mob rule.
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    @mott-the-hoople said
    conservatives professors are smart enough to know scotus justices are not appointed by mob rule.
    conservatives professors are smart enough to know scotus justices are not appointed by mob rule.


    Conservative professors are few and far between. Education is not a priority with the right wing.
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    This is not surprising since most lawyers are democrats and give all their money to democrats

    https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?ind=K01

    And lawyers are the most racist profession in society. Only 4.8% of lawyers are black.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/11/why-the-us-needs-black-lawyers

    And considering the circus lawyers are putting on for the country currently, we care what lawyers think and say why?
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    05 Oct '18 04:22
    @whodey said
    And lawyers are the most racist profession in society. Only 4.8% of lawyers are black.
    This is the most stupid thing I've read today.
    Well done.
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    @vivify said
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2018/10/04/unprecedented-unfathomable-more-than-law-professors-sign-letter-after-kavanaugh-hearing/

    More than 2,400 law professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation


    Not that this will change anything, but let's always keep in mind how unpopular Republican decisions are.
    How many law professors are there? It is important to know what percentage that is.
  10. Standard membervivify
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    05 Oct '18 09:44
    @metal-brain said
    How many law professors are there? It is important to know what percentage that is.
    https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes251112.htm

    This article from last year states there are about 16,900 law professors in the U.S. That means just over 14% of all law professors actively protested Kavanaugh by signing this letter.

    And that's just the ones who took the time to sign it; we can assume the total percentage of law professionals against Kavanaugh is higher.
  11. Subscriberno1marauder
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    Apparently all of the criticism from those in the legal profession regarding his intemperate, nonjudicial performance in last Thursday's hearing hit a nerve; Kavanaugh wrote a whiny, non-apology piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday:

    "I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times," wrote Kavanaugh.

    "I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad."

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/05/politics/brett-kavanaugh-donald-trump-republicans-vote/index.html

    Actually you were there primarily as a nominee for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in this country. And I agree with many others learned in law that your performance was disqualifying.
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    @no1marauder said
    Apparently all of the criticism from those in the legal profession regarding his intemperate, nonjudicial performance in last Thursday's hearing hit a nerve; Kavanaugh wrote a whiny, non-apology piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday:

    "I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times," wrote Kavanaugh.

    " ...[text shortened]... n this country. And I agree with many others learned in law that your performance was disqualifying.
    I actually don't mind that Kavanaugh became emotional; he's being accused of heinous things in front of the whole world.

    It's the disrespectful, childish things he did that's the problem; the non-answering, bratty way he behaved, like when he answered "Did YOU ever black out drunk??" His refusal to answer simple questions and the hostility he displayed not only showed signs of guilt, but a total lack of maturity needed for the highest court in the land.

    Oh, and the lying under oath bit didn't help.
  13. Subscriberno1marauder
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    @vivify said
    I actually don't mind that Kavanaugh became emotional; he's being accused of heinous things in front of the whole world.

    It's the disrespectful, childish things he did that's the problem; the non-answering, bratty way he behaved, like when he answered "Did YOU ever black out drunk??" His refusal to answer simple questions and the hostility he displayed not only showed sign ...[text shortened]... maturity needed for the highest court in the land.

    Oh, and the lying under oath bit didn't help.
    Kavanaugh is deflecting with the "emotional" nonsense; he prepared his opening remarks well in advance and they were hysterical, unrestrained partisan BS with gems like this:

    "This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups," a seething Kavanaugh said.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/408821-kavanaugh-says-hes-victim-of-revenge-on-behalf-of-the-clintons

    This something you expect out of Hannity or Tucker Carlson's maws, not from someone who is trying to be confirmed to the SCOTUS.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    This is the most stupid thing I've read today.
    Well done.
    Well it's not like I have the intellect to raise a $20 plus trillion dollar debt and immerse the nation is war after war with virtually nothing to show for it, something lawyers have done to the US with impunity.

    I am trying though.
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    @no1marauder said
    Kavanaugh is deflecting with the "emotional" nonsense; he prepared his opening remarks well in advance and they were hysterical, unrestrained partisan BS with gems like this:

    "This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked ...[text shortened]... t of Hannity or Tucker Carlson's maws, not from someone who is trying to be confirmed to the SCOTUS.
    The thing that bothered me most about it was that it was prepared. If he's really innocent, then I couldn't blame him for losing his temper a little bit given the kind of pressure he's been under.

    But that he actually committed those words to paper days in advance is disturbing. Why he didn't let anyone edit his speech is a mystery. He could have called a future colleague like Gorsuch or Roberts for some help and they never would have let him rant like that.

    Strange.
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