Jun 9 • 1HR 3M

Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Justice Kavanaugh

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Advisory Opinions is a new podcast from The Dispatch. Hosts David French and Sarah Isgur have a weekly conversation about the law, culture, and why it matters.
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Early Wednesday, police arrested an armed man only a block away from Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home. The man, who was charged with attempted murder, said he wanted to kill Kavanaugh and reportedly was carrying a pistol, a knife, and pepper spray. David and Sarah discuss the dangers of releasing public officials’ personal information online and the darker story behind the false sexual misconduct allegations at Kavanaugh’s 2018 confirmation hearing. They also dive into Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion in Egbert v. Boule, and tackle questions from the mailbag.

Show Notes:

-Washington Post: “Man with weapon arrested near Brett Kavanaugh’s home, officials say” 

-New Yorker: “Senate Democrats investigate a new allegation of sexual misconduct from Brett Kavanaugh’s college years”

-Vox: “The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles”

-Egbert v. Boule

-Bivens v. Six Unknown Federal Narcotics Agents

-Jason Aldean: “I Use What I Got”

-Engblom v. Carey

-Harlow v. Fitzgerald