[Jonathan H. Adler] Kavanaugh v. Gorsuch

This morning's New York Times features a front-page story by Adam Liptak noting that President Trump's two Supreme Court nominees—Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh—disagree more than one might expect. He writes: Both justices lean right, but they are revealing themselves to be different kinds of conservatives. Justice Gorsuch has a folksy demeanor and a flashy writing style, and he tends to vote with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., the court's most conservative members. Justice Kavanaugh is, for now at least, more cautious and workmanlike. He has been in the majority more often than any other justice so far this term, often allied with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who is at the ideological center of the current court. . . . The differences between the two justices are not only stylistic, as a March decision in a maritime case illustrated. Writing for the majority, Justice Kavanaugh announced a three-part…

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