Despite disputes, Kavanaugh touts respect among Supreme Court justices
In spite of the pending disputes and differing opinions among the justices of the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh recently voiced his commitment to protecting the unity and respect of the court’s powerful bench. Kavanaugh was recently sworn in to join the court as its second current Trump appointee, after Neil M. Gorsuch, and gave his first public speech on November 13th at a ceremony in Washington.
Kavanaugh chose to use this platform to discuss the importance of respecting one another, stating, “The justices do not sit on opposite sides of an aisle,” emphasizing the spirit of camaraderie enjoyed by the court. He praised the court’s unique ability to work together, adding, “The court is an institution of law. It is not a partisan or political institution. The justices do not come to the bench with political affiliations or policy preferences. That is part of the beauty of the court.”
He went on to praise his colleagues, noting that regardless of differences in opinion, the justices are all committed to the same goal — that ultimately the truth will be discovered and justice will be served. He concluded by referring to the court as “that team of nine,” illustrating his commitment to the team-oriented spirit at the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh’s speech highlights the need to respect each other’s opinions and approaches, even when we are in disagreement. After a nomination process filled with deep-seated divides, his words offer a crucial reminder that civility still exists and encourages us to approach conversations with a more open mind.