October 8, 2018

Why Kavanaugh Should Not Attend the White House Ceremony

It would be a first step in demonstrating that he is the independent jurist he claims to be.

By Michael Eric Herz

Brett Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavanaugh. He has been nominated, confirmed and — in a private ceremony on Saturday conducted by Chief Justice John Roberts and the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy — sworn in. There is nothing left to do. So why is he scheduled to be at the White House on Monday evening for a public ceremony, one that President Trump has inaccurately called a “swearing-in ceremony”?

Read Professor Michael Herz' op-ed in The New York Times.