Kavanaugh Touts “Team of Nine.” Justice Holmes Saw It Differently: “Nine Scorpions In A Bottle”


Publish Date:
September 5, 2018
The National Law Journal
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In his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he would “always strive to be a team player on the Team of Nine.”

On Wednesday, he returned to the theme, stressing that as a judge or justice he does not make decisions by himself. “You work with each other,” he said.

But Stanford Law School professor Bernadette Meyler said such unanimity is rare.

“The court has generally gone through waves of greater and lesser unanimity,” she said Wednesday. “I find it particularly ironic that Kavanaugh is emphasizing being a team player given his fairly vigorous dissents on the D.C. Circuit.”


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