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Law Professor Gives Unpopular Opinion on Kavanaugh; Now the Left Is Losing Its Mind

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To this neutral observer, the only real fault that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh seems to have to his detractors is the fact that he was appointed by President Donald Trump and not former President Barack Obama.

Now of course, if the allegations of a high school sexual assault turn out to be true, then there certainly are some concerns about Kavanaugh.

At this point in time, however, those allegations are nothing more than just that. To condemn the man for allegations before due process is antithetical to what America’s legal system was founded on.

That being said, an interesting thing happened on social media when an anti-Kavanaugh law professor, Rosa Brooks, spoke up about the entire situation.

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There are several more tweets, but I felt compelled to include the most important ones.

Brooks, who teaches at Georgetown, began her Twitter screed with, “I opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination,” so she is obviously not schilling for the man.

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But from there she lays forth a fascinating argument regarding why Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault, even if true, shouldn’t malign his character.

“I don’t think teen behavior is predictive of adult behavior, and I am also skeptical of the very idea of ‘character’ as we use the term in American politics,” Brooks wrote.

But it’s not just her feelings about predicting adult behavior. Even legally, Brooks seems to doubt what good, if any, can come of these allegations against Kavanaugh.

“(As) a lawyer I also think there are sound reasons behind statutes of limitations. After 35 years it is nearly impossible to conduct a full or fair investigation,” she wrote.

Brooks’ points about how sexual assault isn’t “minor” and should still be condemned as well as respecting the accuser with “dignity and consideration” also ring true.

In other words, unlike far too many anti-Kavanaugh detractors out there, Brooks actually posits a well-rounded, fair and thoughtful examination of the sexual assault allegations.

Unsurprisingly, “fair and thoughtful” didn’t go over well with Kavanaugh’s most ardent critics.

Apparently denying the assault, as Kavanaugh has done, is an admission of guilt.

Another Twitter user had the amazingly dangerous notion that women never lie.

Perhaps the most unhinged response to Brooks’ comments came from someone who claimed that real “character” would’ve involved Kavanaugh admitting to the sexual assault even if he hadn’t done it. Huh?

It’s a sad state of American discourse when someone can come out with a well-thought argument defending the character of someone she’s literally opposed to and it triggers such deranged responses.

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Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
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