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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host10/4/18 9:19 AM 
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That's what Judge Brett Kavanaugh told Catholic University law students. He stressed the importance of having an even temperament, fairness and keeping politics out of your decisions and demeanor when behind the bench. oh, okay. Look in the mirror, Brett - or is it Bart?

Huffpost:Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh described to law school students what it takes to be a good judge: Be “calm amidst the storm,” keep emotions “in check” and “don’t be a jerk.”

Also, “first and most obviously,” a judge cannot be a “political partisan,” he told members of the Columbus Law School at Catholic University three years ago in a speech titled “The Judge as Umpire” (see the video above).

His description of the necessary judicial temperament was a dramatic contrast to his own combative, belligerent behavior at a hearing last week as he defended himself against an accusation of sexual assault from Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford. 

As for political partisanship, Kavanaugh characterized the allegation and hearing as a “calculated” and conspiratorial “political hit” job by Senate Democrats out to get “revenge on behalf of the Clintons,” whom he had investigated in the 1990s as part of independent counsel Ken Starr’s staff. He railed against unnamed “outside left-wing opposition groups.”

He also loudly and angrily talked over questions from Democratic senators on the judiciary committee who were considering his nomination. At one point, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked him if he had ever drunk so much alcohol that he’d forgotten what happened. “No, I remember what happened,” Kavanaugh shot back. “And I think you’ve probably had beer, senator.”

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