Brett Kavanaugh

An informed look at the new Supreme Court

A recent issue of The Washington Post published an op-ed piece by Neal Devins, Goodrich Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the College of William and Mary.

His op-ed piece was co-authored with Lawrence Baum, emeritus professor of political science at Ohio State University.

Devins is known as a preeminent scholar and expert on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court. He weighed in on how Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court would, from now on, shape decision making in that institution.

I asked Devins, in his view, what would be the consequence of replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy, a dependable...