President Trump has officially nominated Judge Brett Kavanuagh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Predictably, the left has assaulted this pick as a travesty of justice. But there is reason to be happy if you’re a conservative.
Take for instance this ideological chart of the Supreme Court justices in relation to Brett Kavanaugh:
— Axios (@axios) July 10, 2018
You will see Kavanaugh lands squarely next to Clarence Thomas, who is considered the most conservative justice on the Supreme Court:
Axios explains the data:
“Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, would have the second most conservative score (0.693) on the bench if confirmed, next to Justice Clarence Thomas (0.725), per a measure that scores judges on a liberal-conservative spectrum.
“An analysis by political scientists Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin, and Kevin Quinn places judges on an ideological spectrum called the “Judicial Common Space.” Conservative justices receive scores from 0 to 1, liberal justices from –1 to 0.”
So there you go. President Trump has delivered on his promise to nominate conservative judges. Upon confirmation, this Supreme Court will be one of the most conservative in history.