‘Justice on Trial’: A Great Book About the Kavanaugh Confirmation

 

Justice on Trial by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino is a great book. It arrived this week, and I read it in one day. I read until after midnight, and then woke up early to tackle it again. It has a number of insights and inside stories, from Justice Kennedy slipping out to give Trump his letter of resignation, to mind-numbing detail about how the Dems tried to scam the process.

Two Dems come out the best, Amy Klobuchar and Chris Coons. Yes, they voted against Kavanaugh but they did not disgrace themselves as did Kamala Harris and Cory “Spartacus” Booker. Special praise goes to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Chair Chuck Grassley, and Lindsey Graham.

After Clarence Thomas was confirmed, the majority of the nation sided with him. However, after the publication of smear job books like Strange Justice, the public has been turned against Justice Thomas. I hope that my fellow Ricochetti buy and read Justice on Trial and use it to rebut those who would try to smear Kavanaugh in the future.

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  1. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins Post author

    The authors carefully document almost every stupid thing said by journalists during the feeding frenzy, as they tossed journalistic standards out the window to seek a name for themselves.

    Priceless!

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    • July 19, 2019, at 8:29 PM PDT
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  2. Randy Webster Member

    Hm. I haven’t been turned against Thomas. I think he’s one of the best justices we’ve ever had.

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    • July 19, 2019, at 8:32 PM PDT
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  3. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins Post author

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Hm. I haven’t been turned against Thomas. I think he’s one of the best justices we’ve ever had.

    I love Thomas. While Scalia gets better press, Clarence Thomas is an excellent justice, who Scalia often followed, instead of Thomas following Scalia.

    I liked Thomas’ autobiography, “My Grandfather’s Son” which tells the heartwarming story of his hardscrabble life.

    The other biography of Thomas is by Andrew Payton Thomas, who is an excellent writer but ended up being a corrupt County Attorney in Maricopa County, home of the Phoenix Metro area. Andrew Thomas was later disbarred.

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    • July 19, 2019, at 9:02 PM PDT
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  4. Gary McVey Contributor

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Hm. I haven’t been turned against Thomas. I think he’s one of the best justices we’ve ever had.

    I think the point was, there were plenty who gradually forgot or had their minds changed by the endless, steady drumbeat of disapproval. GR is not joining in that chorus, but it exists. 

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    • July 20, 2019, at 1:19 AM PDT
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  5. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I liked Thomas’ autobiography, “My Grandfather’s Son” which tells the heartwarming story of his hardscrabble life.

    Yes, and it includes a number of insights from his time in government before his nomination to the Supreme Court.

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    • July 20, 2019, at 3:29 AM PDT
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  6. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins Post author

    If memory serves, after Chief Justice Rehnquist passed away, George W. Bush invited Justice Thomas to the White House. I do know know who said what, but I understand that Justice Thomas had no interest in becoming Chief Justice. I can hardly blame him. Once in a lifetime for that much abuse is enough.

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    • July 20, 2019, at 3:10 PM PDT
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  7. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Gary Robbins:

    Two Dems come out the best, Amy Klobuchar and Chris Coons.

    Uh, no.

    The Democrats have turned into an unreasonable gang which is forcing the Republican Party to act like a gang way just to bring harsh balance to the situation.

    Eleven Democrats voted to confirm Justice Thomas, and that number didn’t even include a few slightly reasonable Democrats like Joe Lieberman, Pat Moynihan, and Lloyd Bentsen. Democrats like Joe Lieberman, Joe Biden, Bob Kerrey, Bob Graham, Al Gore, and John Kerry partly voted against Thomas because they wanted to run for president in the future.

    Only 43 Republicans were around in the Senate to confirm Thomas, and liberal Republican and soon-to-be caucusing with the Democrats Jim Jeffords and abortion advocate soon-to-resign in disgrace under threat of expulsion Bob Packwood voted against Thomas.

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    • July 20, 2019, at 11:32 PM PDT
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  8. Guruforhire Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    If memory serves, after Chief Justice Rehnquist passed away, George W. Bush invited Justice Thomas to the White House. I do know know who said what, but I understand that Justice Thomas had no interest in becoming Chief Justice. I can hardly blame him. Once in a lifetime for that much abuse is enough.

    I don’t think its the opportunity for abuse, I think he likes his role. He probably doesn’t want the management work.

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    • July 21, 2019, at 4:18 AM PDT
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  9. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins Post author

    Some praise for the Ricochet Editors. I did not include the picture of the book in my post as that is outside my technological abilities at this point.

    They did, which greatly increased the curbside appeal of the post, and which will hopefully increase book sales.

    Good work. Thanks.

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    • July 21, 2019, at 7:25 AM PDT
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  10. Kim K. Member

    I am currently reading this and find the authors’ near maniacal attention to detail, which could get very boring, to be riveting. (Reading it with my ears via Audible. The authors read chapters by turns.)

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    • July 21, 2019, at 9:03 AM PDT
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  11. tigerlily Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Some praise for the Ricochet Editors. I did not include the picture of the book in my post as that is outside my technological abilities at this point.

    They did, which greatly increased the curbside appeal of the post, and which will hopefully increase book sales.

    Good work. Thanks.

    Gary – I think they always add a relevant image to any post that is promoted to the main feed if it was originally published by the author without any images.

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    • July 21, 2019, at 1:33 PM PDT
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  12. PHCheese Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The authors carefully document almost every stupid thing said by journalists during the feeding frenzy, as they tossed journalistic standards out the window to seek a name for themselves.

    Priceless!

    Gary you failed to inform that Molly is one of our own.

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    • July 21, 2019, at 3:30 PM PDT
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  13. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins Post author

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The authors carefully document almost every stupid thing said by journalists during the feeding frenzy, as they tossed journalistic standards out the window to seek a name for themselves.

    Priceless!

    Gary you failed to inform that Molly is one of our own.

    Yes, except her name is spelled “Mollie” and not “Molly”!

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    • July 21, 2019, at 3:41 PM PDT
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  14. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins Post author

    The best, and most personal of the interviews of the author’s is at the Daily Signal’s Problematic Women podcast. The interview starts at the 22:30 point.

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    • July 21, 2019, at 6:39 PM PDT
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  15. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins Post author

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    PHCheese (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The authors carefully document almost every stupid thing said by journalists during the feeding frenzy, as they tossed journalistic standards out the window to seek a name for themselves.

    Priceless!

    Gary you failed to inform that Molly is one of our own.

    Yes, except her name is spelled “Mollie” and not “Molly”!

    i am thrilled that the person who liked the correct spelling of Mollie’s name was our Mollie Hemingway herself!

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    • July 21, 2019, at 6:40 PM PDT
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