Supreme Court Justice Beer will be teaching a summer course in England. Won't that be fun.
In weeping public testimony, now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was heartbroken at the thought being accused of violent sexual assault as a teen drunk might mean he would never be allowed to teach students again. It was a pointless worry; so long as Republican conservatism exists, the Brett Kavanaughs of the world will dance through scandal with no such consequences.
And so Supreme Court Justice Beer has been made a visiting professor at George Mason University, a perch from which he will pop over to England for a while to teach young up-and-comers how to make the Constitution say whatever you want it to say.
The Antonin Scalia Law School announced Saturday that Kavanaugh will co-teach a course this summer on the “origins and creation of the US Constitution” in Runnymede, England.
Now this will be a fascinating course, not the least because the Antonin Scalia school of constitutional thought holds that the “origins and creation” of the U.S. Constitution change from case to case depending on who’s asking and what the outcome needs to be. One minute “religious liberty” is so sacrosanct that employers are allowed to withhold individual health care products from employees if the corporate owner says Jesus came to him in a dream and told him to, and the government cannot do a damn thing about it; the next case we might be told that the separation of church and state is a fiction peddled by ivory tower professors, and the government is allowed to codify into law whatever religious bigotries the government chooses.
But at least Justice Beer will be able to spend time with the kids again. He almost faced a consequence there, for a moment, but the moment passed.