This article originally appeared on Creators.
Nothing Brett Kavanaugh has said in his Supreme Court confirmation hearings relieves the most profound suspicion: that President Donald Trump nominated him to front a legalistic coup against the rule of law.
Of course, he uttered all the expected platitudes. “I am a pro-law judge,” he promised, nonpartisan and neutral, “committed to deciding cases according to the Constitution and laws of the United States.” But the circumstances of his selection as well as his own previous history and statements offer no reassurance. Neither does the Republican Senate leadership’s effort to ram through this confirmation with haste and secrecy.…