Judge Kavanaugh will endure days of tedious, predigested speeches by senators followed by carefully scripted questions, either softballs the nominee can hit out of the park or changeups he won’t bother to swing at. He will be as cagey as possible about his judicial philosophy beyond the now-familiar bromides. He will promise to adhere to the Constitution. The GOP are licking their chops. Out with squishes like Anthony Kennedy, the court’s last true swing justice, and in with reliable soldiers like Kavanaugh, who is likely to provide the key 5th vote to reshape large portions of constitutional & statutory law in a deeply conservative mold. That meansmaking it harder for minorities to vote, for workers to bargain for better wages & conditions, for consumers to stand up to big business & for women to control what happens to their bodies.. and easier to buy guns."