Professors Offer Differing Perspectives on Judge Kavanaugh

Jan 07, 2019

Assumption University Political Science Professors Greg Weiner, Ph.D., and Geoffrey Vaughan, Ph.D., have offered differing perspectives on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, which have been published on national platforms.

Prof. Weiner, a regular contributor to The New York Times, shares his thoughts on Judge Kavanaugh’s temperament during last week’s hearing.  Meanwhile, Prof. Vaughn, writing in Law and Liberty, offers a differing perspective on the issue of temperament. (Prof. Weiner is a contributing editor to Law and Liberty.)

Prof. Vaughan is an associate professor of political science where he teaches courses such as American Political Thought; Rome: City of Emperors, Popes, and Saints; Religion and Politics; and Political Philosophy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Toronto; a master’s in political science from Boston College; and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford. He is the author of the recently published Leo Strauss and His Catholic Readers.

Prof. Weiner, who was recently appointed vice president of academic affairs and provost of Assumption beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, is also a member of the Department of Political Science where he teaches courses that include The American Founding; The American Congress; American Political Thought; Problems in Civil Liberties; and American Government. Prof. Weiner earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas Austin, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Georgetown University.