Open line: Taps are open. Members of the Georgetown Prep club will be playing Devil’s Triangle to celebrate U.S. Senate 50-48 confirmation of Mark Judge’s drinking buddy and fellow Renate Alumnus to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Beware of occasional boofing. And, hey, in other news: the Hogs scored 31 points on Alabama. The Tide scored 65. But still.

In other Kavanaugh news of a semi-serious sort: He’ll have to recuse from at least one matter on his arrival at the high court — a review of ethics complaints against him forwarded to the Supreme Court after his highly partisan injudicious remarks about his political enemies before Senate Judiciary. Testimony will not be sought from Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez or Julie Swetnick or anyone who might substantiate their views of the new justice.

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Kavanaugh is the fourth of five Republican-appointed justices named by presidents who didn’t get a majority of the popular vote. Senators who voted for him similarly represented a minority of U.S. voters.

In bragging about Kavanaugh, Sen. Tom Cotton was again dishonest, talking about Democratic-appointed justices enforcing their “unpopular” will. Welcome to minority justice, led by an autocrat beaten by 3 million votes.

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Clarence and Bart can talk old times.