Aside from reasoning and impact, these three decisions had two things in common: they were all decided by one vote- and Justice Thomas voted in the majority.
Several days after the revelation that Christine Blasey Ford maintains that Brett Kavanaugh and a friend attempted to rape her at a party a few dacades ago, the Los Angeles Times reports
The response- now deleted, as you will discover- from the managing director of an asset management firm was brief, unemotional, and something to the effect of "are you making the argument that all juveniles should be tried as adults?" Then Frum:This idea that actions of minors should not have lifelong consequences - if a 15 year old girl gets pregnant against her will, that has lifelong consequences, minor or no. No expunging for her— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 17, 2018
So far, a reasoned debate. However, Chovenac then replied "I have deleted my tweet because it is evident my opinion is unwanted and will only result in harassment."Nope. And I've stressed: I personally remain uncertain whether the story should end K's nomination even if true. I'm only remarking ... this story looks very different from a girl's point of view than from a man's - and that it's an issue that key decision makers here are all men https://t.co/PgncBWQ34y— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 17, 2018
Then Chovanec explained (in a tweet also now deleted, but caught here) "No, it became crystal clear within minutes that what was a sincere query about how and why we treat juvenile offenses differently was going to be twisted (not by you) into another evil white male’s apology for sexual assault. Not interested in playing that game."Don't do that!— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 17, 2018
I know there's a lot of competition but this is the worst thing he's ever tweeted. https://t.co/szjPKKxzhK— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) September 13, 2018
.....This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018
Fifty-five years ago, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared "I have a dream that my four little children will...