Almost one year has passed since the U.S. Senate confirmed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by a 50-48 vote despite the sexual assault allegations against him. The recent report on a fresh sexual misconduct claim against him has again put his aptitude as a Supreme Court justice in doubt (“Trump backs Kavanaugh over new sexual misconduct claim,” Sept. 17).
The confirmation hearing televised last year revealed that he lacked judicial temperament. First, he failed to control his temper during the hearing. He became emotional when asked about the allegations. Judges, especially those of the nation’s highest court, are required to maintain a calm and professional manner under all circumstances.