高院法官被屈性侵?(曾焯文報導)Chapman Chen: Kavanaugh Framed for Sexual Assault? (Chapman Chen Reports)

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摘要:特朗普總統最近委任法官嘉雲拿(Brett Kavanaugh) 做最高法院法官。原來在美國此民主國家,要做高院法官要過五關斬六將,接受兩黨參議員公開盤問質詢。 反觀香港首席大法官由特首委任,議員同市民無權置喙。香港人眼見抗爭義士一個個被重判入獄,連痛駡法官不公都會被當權者強烈譴責,甚至轉介執法部門處理。上個月嘉雲拿就在參議院司法委員會接受兩黨議員公開質詢盤問,連續四日之久。嘉雲拿表現淡定,本來尚有幾日就可以獲正式委任為高院法官。詎料在此最後關頭,心理學女教授姬斯顛•福特(Christine Ford)上週日突然爆料,話三十五年前,同嘉雲拿讀中學箇陣,嘉雲拿在某派對上曾經企圖強姦她!姬斯顛聲稱在場的證人Patrick J. Smyth及Mark Judge否認在場。共和黨人認為有誣陷之嫌。President Donald Trump recently nominated Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice. Last month, for four consecutive days, Kavanaugh calmly and impeccably answered more than 1300 questions raised by both Republicans and Democrats in public hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Just when he is about to be formally appointed the important position, last Sunday, Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor suddenly alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 35 years ago in a party when they were in high school. The Chair of the Judiciary Committee requested her to attend a hearing next Monday, but this Tuesday evening her lawyer said she wanted to wait for FBI’s investigation into the case. The Republicans have pushed back by asking why she delayed her accusation until the 11th hour, and by pointing out that she fails to specify the year, the venue, and the situation of the alleged assault. Another named witness (Patrick J. Smyth) at the party has just denied being present. In fact, Christine Ford is a democrat who vigorously opposes Donald Trump’s policy of abolishing government subsidy for abortion. And in a 1996 foreclosure case, Brett Kavanaugh’s mother, Judge Martha Kavanaugh, ruled against Christine Ford’s parents. While in USA, in order to be a Supreme Court judge, one has to be cross-examined by the senators, in Hong Kong, neither lawmakers nor civilians have such a right to question any High Court judges appointed by the Chief Executive, and all judges have to swear allegiance to Communist China.
民主黨女參議員大安•費士甸(Dianne Feinstein)話七月經已收到姬斯顛•福特的匿名指控信,現要求押後委任嘉雲拿。共和黨抗議:有關指控只係姬斯顛•福特片面之詞,而且件事過了三十五年之久,難以驗證。司法委員會主席要求基士顛•福特下星期一出席聆訊會,同嘉雲拿對質,但姬斯顛星期二晚要求聯邦調查局充分調查該案先,否則不會出席任何國會聆聽會。
其實姬斯顛係民主黨人,強烈主張墮胎,反對共和黨尤其是特朗普廢除政府的墮胎津貼。嘉雲拿八月在司法委員會曾經回答總共一千三百條公開問題,其中每多舀心舀肺者,然而當時無論費事甸抑或基士顛•福特都無提出以上指控。再者,姬斯顛無法講出企圖強姦案發生的準確年份地點派對情況,而嘉雲拿有幾十位當年中學女同學聯署證明其人格高尚。
又原來嘉雲拿的老母亦係法官。一九九六年姬斯顛的父母因為斷供層樓,而被嘉雲拿老母裁定喪失贖回層樓的資格。不少人懷疑姬斯顛因此懷恨在心。
支持委任嘉雲娜做高院法官的共和黨票數本來僅超民主黨的反對票兩票,而如今如果有兩位共和黨員因為福特的指控而轉向, 嘉雲拿就危危乎。嘉雲拿的底很乾淨,處事精明公正,但可能依據憲法,支持取消政府墮胎津貼,以及在邊界起圍牆阻止非法移民進入國境。這些都是民主黨所深切痛恨的,所以幾個月以來攻擊嘉雲拿,不遺餘力。
美國共和民主兩黨鬥爭白熱化,民主黨逢特朗普必反,日日新鮮日日甘,好睇過延禧攻略多多聲。可憐香港人眼見抗爭義士一個個被重判入獄,連痛駡法官不公都會被當權者強烈譴責,甚至轉介執法部門處理。


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