Donald R. McClarey

The Kavanaugh Report

  The Senate Judiciary Committee majority (Republicans) has released a 414 page report on the Kavanaugh investigation.  Go here to read it.  All but the first 26 pages consists of the Exhibits.  There is little new here, but reading it

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Donald R. McClarey

Hmmm

    As a rule I abhor conspiracy theories.  However, it would be ahistoric of me to deny that conspiracies have occurred.  John Hinderaker at Powerline points us to a liberal site that begins to draw lines between some disturbing

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Donald R. McClarey

For Hate is Strong

And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said; “For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God is

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Donald R. McClarey

Kavanaugh Fight Lessons

  Well, it looks like Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed.  What are the lessons we can take away?  Democrats will go to any lengths over control of the Supreme Court.  For decades the Left has enacted its

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Donald R. McClarey

Witness Tampering?

  Late Thursday night, the Wall Street Journal reported that Leland Keyser, a friend of Dr. Fords, “felt pressured by Dr. Ford’s allies to revisit her initial statement that she knew nothing about an alleged sexual assault by a teenage

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Donald R. McClarey

Grassley Smackdown

The whole Kavanaugh tempest is descending into farce.  When the above letter was forwarded to Senator Grassley (R.Ia), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, by Senator Coons (D.De.), Senator Grassley responded with more patience than I would have had:   Dear

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Donald R. McClarey

What This Is All About

The motivation to destroy Brett Kavanaugh comes down to one issue:  abortion.  With Kavanaugh on the court the odds are high that Roe will either be overturned or vastly scaled back.  To most Leftists abortion is a sacrament and a

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Donald R. McClarey

Absolutely Devastating

  Rachel Mitchell, the veteran prosecutor who the House Judiciary Committee majority hired to conduct the Republican questioning of Ford last week, also prepared a five page memo, which the Washington Post purloined and published last night.  Go here to

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Donald R. McClarey

Object Lesson

  John Hinderacker at Powerline is on the money in his explanation as to what the Democrats are up to in the Kavanaugh smear:   To some extent, the Democrats’ bizarre smear campaign against Kavanaugh is explicable on short-term political

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Donald R. McClarey

Maxims of Life

Maxims of Life to live by, a  continuing series:  You can only rely upon a weak man to always be a weak man.

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Donald R. McClarey

The Catholic Left Never Fails to Disappoint

From Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts:   Yeah.  Really.  The low point of American politics in 2018, and the good deacon jumps on board the sham train.  Naturally, being good Catholic that he is, he takes the absolute worst, most

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Donald R. McClarey

Sources: Kavanaugh Will Be Confirmed

  Sources on Capitol Hill are stating that all Republicans will be voting to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, running for re-election, has also purportedly decided to vote to confirm.  If the Manchin vote

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Donald R. McClarey

Kavanaugh Hearing Open Thread

Trying to see as much of it as I can while working in the law mines.  Put your comments in the comboxes. Update: The most dramatic moment of the hearing, courtesy of Senator Lindsey Graham (R.Sc.)

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Donald R. McClarey

They Did It!

  I recall watching the old Perry Mason television show as a small child and thinking his job as a defense attorney was a snap because the true culprits would usually confess in court and save Mason’s innocent clients.  Alas,

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And the Circus Continues

  The attempted character assassination of Judge Kavanaugh continues.  There have been three allegations today against Judge Kavanaugh.  Let’s take them in reverse order:  The Fifth Allegation has already been recanted.  Go here to read about it.  The Fourth Allegation

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Donald R. McClarey

All Your Latest Kavanaugh News

This story long ago jumped the shark and is now attempting to jump past Pluto.  Seeing the mainstream media in full blown hysteria is amusing if not edifying.  Kavanaugh is being taken to task for what was written in his

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Donald R. McClarey

A Time For Anger

The video of the interview of Judge Kavanaugh and his wife from yesterday.  My heart goes out to them.  Neither of them were political novices before this madness, and they knew the confirmation battle would be rough, but not, I

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Donald R. McClarey

Brett Kavanaugh Letter

Judge Brett Kavanaugh put the Senate Judiciary Committee on notice today that he has not yet begun to fight: Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein:   When I testified in front of the Senate three weeks ago, I explained my belief that fair

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Donald R. McClarey

Predictable

Well, if one woman won’t kill the Kavanaugh nomination, try two:   The woman at the center of the story, Deborah Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology. Later, she spent years working

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Donald R. McClarey

Ford v. Kavanaugh: Motion to Dismiss

As long time readers of this blog know, I am, for my sins no doubt, a lawyer.  During the last 36 years I have been involved in over ten thousand cases.  Many of them have had disputes as to facts. 

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Donald R. McClarey

Anita Hill Redux

Advisor:  And so far, the only negative thing we’ve found is from some guy who dated her when she was sixteen. BURNS:  Ah. And? Advisor 3:  He, uh, he felt her up. BURNS:  Bah! Not good enough! The Simpsons:  Two

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Donald R. McClarey

Scandal

But anonymously posted accusations ought to have no place in any prosecution. For this is both a dangerous kind of precedent and out of keeping with the spirit of our age. Emperor Trajan to Pliny the Younger   News that

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Donald R. McClarey

Zina Bash and Leftist Insanity

One of the hilarious aspects of the concluded Kavanaugh hearings was the contention by very loosely wired Leftists on social media that Zina Bash, a former law clerk of Brett Kavanaugh, who sat behind him during the hearings, was giving

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Donald R. McClarey

Street Theater

The first two days of the Kavanaugh hearing have been periodically interrupted by deranged, and I do not use that term lightly, protesters.  Why the room has not been cleared of spectators is anyone’s guess.  I assume the Democrats, at

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Donald R. McClarey

Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz, a giant in a Senate of mostly pygmies.

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Donald R. McClarey

Stop Imposing Your Catholicism on Those Poor People!

News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—In an alarming show of religious extremism and complete disregard for the separation of church and state, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was spotted by news reporters serving food

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Donald R. McClarey

It’s Kavanaugh

President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a veteran of 12 years on the Federal DC Circuit Court of Appeals, the most important of the Federal appellate courts below the Supreme Court, due to the nature of the cases that

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