A Supreme Court “Bromance”?

Above image: Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh (left) and Chief Justice John G. Roberts (right), Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The following is an excerpt from “Conservatives’ takeover of Supreme Court stalled by John Roberts-Brett Kavanaugh bromance” by Richard Wolf

WASHINGTON – The conservative takeover of the Supreme Court that was anticipated following President Donald Trump’s two selections has been stalled by a budding bromance between the senior and junior justices.

Chief Justice John Roberts and the court’s newest member, Brett Kavanaugh, have voted in tandem on nearly every case that’s come before them since Kavanaugh joined the court in October. They’ve been more likely to side with the court’s liberal justices than its other conservatives.

The two justices, both alumni of the same District of Columbia-based federal appeals court, have split publicly only once in 25 official decisions. Their partnership has extended, though less reliably, to orders the court has issued on abortion funding, immigration and the death penalty in the six months since Kavanaugh’s bitter Senate confirmation battle ended in a 50-48 vote.

You can read the rest of the article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/07/supreme-court-bromance-john-roberts-brett-kavanaugh-tie-up-court/3342377002/


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