The Democrats’ hatred for Brett Kavanaugh is getting the better of them.
Liberals thought they could bully Kavanaugh into deciding a key case in their favor.
But a top Democrat’s threat to Brett Kavanaugh backfired in this major way.
Next year the Supreme Court is expected to hear a case on an obscure New York City law regarding transporting firearms.
With Kavanaugh on the bench, the Court’s five conservatives have a majority to establish a right to keep and bear arms outside one’s home.
This has enraged the Left.
Rhode Island Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse went so far as to file an amicus brief with the Court threatening that unless the Justices ruled in favor of gun control, Democrats would have no choice but to pack the Supreme Court.
Whitehouse’s attack boomeranged in the worst way as Whitehouse was the one who found himself on the wrong end of an ethics investigation.
The Daily Caller reports:
Judicial Watch, the conservative oversight group, filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Supreme Court Monday alleging that Whitehouse’s brief violated legal ethics rules. Judicial Watch said Whitehouse is not licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., and maintains “inactive” status with the Rhode Island Bar Association. As such, if Whitehouse composed the brief in Rhode Island or in his Washington offices, he may have broken rules barring unauthorized legal work.
The brief itself also breaks professional conduct rules, Judicial Watch believes, noting Rhode Island rules require lawyers to “demonstrate respect for the legal system” and use “the law’s procedures only for legitimate purposes and not to harass or intimidate others.”
“Senator Whitehouse is violating basic legal ethics in threatening the Supreme Court while engaging in the unauthorized practice of law,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “He should be held accountable for these abuses.”
Democrats successfully bullied John Roberts on cases involving Obamacare and the Trump administration putting a citizenship question on the census.
Whitehouse tried to rerun that successful playbook, but ended up straying so far over the line that he may have broken the law.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.