For a nominee to the nation’s highest court, an arms-length relationship with truth ought to be disqualifying in itself. Period. In these partisan times, it is unrealistic to expect a bipartisan consensus as to the allegations of sexual assault. Even if one takes the position that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s highly credible allegations of sexual misconduct shouldn’t derail Kavanaugh’s nomination, his response to them should. Why? Because, as many have detailed carefully and thoughtfully, he lied, misled, displayed extraordinary partisan animus straying at times toward unhinged conspiracy theorizing. A judge’s personal commitment to the truth remains a job requirement. Does being an entitled teenager who drinks too much in high school and college disqualify one from the Supreme Court? No. But lying repeatedly and brazenly under oath should.