Donald Trump did not go to law school, but his last to drop out opponent in 2016, Texas Tea Party senator Ted Cruz, did.
Cruz was graduated from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1995. At Harvard Law, he was an executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Cruz was a law clerk for the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 1996. In other words, although Cruz is a hardcore conservative or worse, he’s a lot smarter intellectually than Trump.
Cruz is very much a social conservative, which means that when it comes to issues of LGBTQ rights, LGBTQ people essentially have no rights as far as he is concerned.
Trump doesn’t know what public policy is, because Trump is only interested in: (1) his privates (2) his ability or inability to accumulate filthy lucre for himself and his family.
And Trump’s close personal impeachment lawyer, professor Alan Dershowitz (who made a fool of himself during Trump’s impeachment trial) said that when Cruz was at Harvard Law, he was “off-the-charts brilliant."
Trump has no idea what magna cum laude means. He has hardly even heard of the Latin language, though Melania or somebody probably told him that Pope Francis speaks Latin, Italian, and Spanish, among others.
Today, Trump/McConnell’s first appointee to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, delivered an opinion, 6-3, unequivocally affirming the rights of LGBTQ individuals under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ruling comes as a substantial blow to religious conservatives (https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/politics/supreme-court-lgbtq-employment-case/index.html).
In particular, the hard-right Judicial Crisis Network issued a blistering statement about Justice Gorsuch, saying that Gorsuch “…has bungled textualism so badly today, for the sake of appealing to college campuses and editorial boards…this was legislating — a brute force attack on our constitutional system.”
But associate solitary reporter Lewis Thompson III, a very astute and savvy gay rights advocate who is also the Moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association, immediately confronted the Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino, in the most severe terms.
After ASR Thompson lectured Severino on what’s what and what’s not what, Severino immediately recanted.
But most importantly, when informed by associate solitary reporter Keith Coleman of Gorsuch’s ruling, Cruz collapsed on the floor of the Senate and had to be revived by his fellow Republican Senator, Bill Cassidy, a gastroenterologist.
Dr. Cassidy is at this very moment treating Cruz with his version of Loving Kindness. Cassidy assured ASR Coleman that as soon as he successfully administers a painless colonoscopy to Cruz, Ted will be back on his feet within an hour.