Professor Andrew Leipold recently spoke to the Boston Globe about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The article focused on Kavanaugh's role in what it referred to as some of the biggest constitutional fights involving the presidency over the past several decades. He served on the legal team for George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore, was a primary author of the Starr Report that led to the impeachment of Bill Clinton, and, if confirmed, will almost certainly be dealing with the question of whether or not a sitting president can be subpeonaed to testify before a special counsel investigation.
Leipold recalled his time working with Kavanaugh on the Starr Report.
"He was very focused on being fair in our evaluation of what was said — not just it could have meant this or could have meant this but lets take the side of what helps our case. No. It was what is the fair reading of this document.
"He was an important voice in what went in and how it was shaped and how it was worded," Leipold added.
Leipold also commented on Kavanaugh's article for the Georgetown Law Journal in which he questioned whether or not a president could be indicted.
"If your thinking never evolves, if life experiences don’t shape your view on a good way to conduct business in this area, that would kind of be surprising," said Leipold. "I don’t think it’s a case of, ‘Well he thought it was OK when it’s a Democrat and now that it’s a Republican he doesn’t think so.’ That’s wrong. That’s not Brett."
Full article at bostonglobe.com