Kavanaugh’s Past—Political and Judicial—to Fuel Confirmation Debate

 wsj.com  7/11/2018 12:14:18 AM   Brent Kendall

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WASHINGTON—The confirmation battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh likely will look backward as much as forward. It will examine not only what his 12-year record on a federal appeals court suggests about his future votes but also whether his enlistment in the political wars of the Bill Clinton and George Bush eras marks him as a partisan operative or an energetic patriot.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), who years ago fought to keep Judge Kavanaugh from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...

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