Required Reading – July 11

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Ferrechio: Six senators to watch in the battle over Trump’s Supreme Court pick

“In a Senate with 50 voting Republicans and 49 who vote as Democrats, Kavanaugh can be scuttled if just one Republican votes ‘no,’ but can be saved if every ‘no’ from a Republican is met with at least one ‘yes’ by a Democrat. That means every vote matters, especially among a handful of Republicans and Democrats who have the potential to vote with the other party. Here’s who to watch: . . .”

Read more at The Washington Examiner.

Trinko: Democrats Endorse Judicial Tyranny

“It’s very clear that Democrats — the politicians, not all the people who vote for them — hate democracy.  Democrats don’t believe that power is from the people; rather Democrats believe that the elites, which in the minds of Democrats is made up solely of Democrats, should rule the rest of us. We can see this in the Democrats refusing to accept the results of the 2016 election. We can see it in the Democrats enthusiasm for the administrative state where unelected, unaccountable, unfireable bureaucrats can create thousands of pages of rules and regulations which average Americans have to follow.”

Read more at American Thinker.

Witherspoon and Stevens: Where Brett Kavanaugh sits on the ideological spectrum

“Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, would have the second most conservative score (0.693) on the bench if confirmed, next to Justice Clarence Thomas (0.725), per a measure that scores judges on a liberal-conservative spectrum.”

See Graph at Axios.

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