Submitted on Wednesday, 7/11/2018, at 4:37 PM

Could Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court be everything that progressives fear and Trump desires? Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought explored the nuances of the situation for an editorial in The Guardian:

“While it is true that Kavanaugh published an article nearly a decade ago arguing that presidents should be exempt from ‘time-consuming and distracting’ lawsuits, he has likewise argued for dramatically narrowing the scope of executive privilege,” Douglas wrote. “Indeed, the very track record that makes Kavanaugh profoundly distasteful to Democrats – his years devoted to the impeachment of President Clinton – suggests that he might have limited tolerance for Trump’s efforts to denigrate and defeat constitutional processes.”