Politics

Dem Uses Poster With Spelling Mistakes To Suggest Kavanaugh Is Obligated To Recuse Himself If Hearing A Case About Trump

(CSPAN screenshot 9/6/2018)

Mike Brest Reporter

Democratic Connecticut Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse used a poster with multiple spelling mistakes to make a point that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should recuse himself from cases regarding President Donald Trump on Thursday.

The bottom part of the poster read, “A Significant And Dispropotionate Influnce In Placing The Judge On The Case.”

Whitehouse’s poster referenced Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., a Supreme Court case from 2009. The case affirmed that the due process clause of the 14th Amendment requires a judge to recuse himself when bias has been proven or when the judge has an economic attachment to the case. (RELATED: ‘Confidential’ Kavanaugh Docs Released By Sen. Booker Were Already Cleared)

Whitehouse’s poster compared the Caperton case to a hypothetical one against Trump, suggesting that Kavanaugh would be obligated to recuse himself should the court hear a case about the president.

Follow Mike on Twitter