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Letter to the editor: Politics of the court

| Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Regarding “Readers sound off on Kavanaugh hearing” (Oct. 2, TribLIVE), I think the readers were distracted from the primary issue — that the Supreme Court and, indeed, many things that go on inside the Washington, D.C. beltway have become too important to our lives. So important that the mere possilbity of shifting the ideological balance of the court resulted in the political circus we witnessed.

If Brett Kavanaugh, instead of Neil Gorsuch, was Trump’s first nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia instead of Justice Anthony Kennedy, would we have witnessed such fierce attacks on him? The lesson here is that when it comes to the Supreme Court, the nominee is not as important as who the nominee replaces. Everything else is just nasty political theater.

Richard Rupp


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