Yeomans: Eight Reasons Kavanaugh Nomination Could Fail

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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2018 – In the latest edition of Yeomans Work, AFJ Senior Justice Fellow Bill Yeomans sizes up Brett Kavanaugh’s chances of being confirmed to the Supreme Court — and comes up with eight ways the nomination could fail. “The accusation by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that a drunken 17-year old Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her has imperiled Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination,” Yeomans writes.

According to Yeomans, danger for Kavanaugh lies in Dr. Blasey Ford’s credibility — and his own lack of trustworthiness following his many misleading statements at his confirmation hearing. Republicans’ bumbling and insensitive remarks add to his troubles, as does the likelihood that President Trump will throw him overboard if he becomes a liability.

Concludes Yeomans: “Pressure will grow in coming days for Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination. For the sake of the Court and the country, he should.”

Yeomans Work focuses on the challenges to the justice system in the era of  Trump. Bill Yeomans is available for media interviews. Contact Laurie Kinney, Communications Director, at or 202-464-7367.