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Embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's contentious testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week is at odds with his own standards for how judges should behave.

During a speech called “The Judge as Umpire” at Catholic University in 2015, Kavanaugh said that a “good judge” should possess the “proper demeanor,” keep “our emotions in check,” be “calm amidst the storm,” and to “demonstrate civility.” Kavanaugh also said to his fellow jurists: "don't be a jerk."

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