Even worse than the posturing of the senators was Kavanaugh’s own behavior. His attitude demonstrated contempt for the confirmation process.
When internal political and legal pluralism is wiped out, diversity suffers and imbalances prevail.
What is at stake is the hegemony over the Supreme Court—the institution that arbitrates and interprets the Constitution—for an entire generation.
What’s at stake is the consolidation of a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
Bad memories can be buried, but not erased.
It is no longer just one woman thrown to the lions; it is a woman behind whom thousands of other women stand today.