Democratic Connecticut Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse used a poster with multiple spelling mistakes to make a point that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should recuse himself from cases regarding President Donald Trump on Thursday.
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The bottom part of the poster read, “A Significant And Dispropotionate Influnce In Placing The Judge On The Case.”
Whitehouse’s poster referenced Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., a Supreme Court case from 2009. The case affirmed that the due process clause of the 14th Amendment requires a judge to recuse himself when bias has been proven or when the judge has an economic attachment to the case. (RELATED: ‘Confidential’ Kavanaugh Docs Released By Sen. Booker Were Already Cleared)
Whitehouse’s poster compared the Caperton case to a hypothetical one against Trump, suggesting that Kavanaugh would be obligated to recuse himself should the court hear a case about the president.
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