Beguiling Brett – what could his appointment as Justice of the American Supreme Court mean for Ameri

The past two years of American politics have shown us that the most extreme outcome is not necessarily the least likely one. The man who once tried to trademark the phrase ‘You’re fired!’ is now the president of the United States. Anything seems possible, even that the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America could be Brett Kavanaugh, a man who is currently elbowing through allegations of sexual misconduct and attempted rape which were reported even before his first day in the job. Ha! That did happen. Trump’s somewhat predictable reaction to Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s statement (the first of three women to come forward with allegations) in court was dismissive; reducing her account to a slurry of “I don’t knows”, implying her report was purposefully vague, and that, by implication, it was untrue.

Illustration by Nia Thomas