It all started with a Slate piece that expressed annoyance over people who brand President Donald Trump's recent Supreme Court nominee a "nice guy."
University of Chicago law professor Todd Henderson was annoyed, too, but for a different reason. He said he believed that many held a double standard for their annoyance with conservative's fondness with Brett Kavanaugh's backstory. Justice Sonia Sotomayor's backstory – her race and ethnicity – also played a role in her nomination and confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, he said.
The left in 2009 praised Sotomayor's backstory. The right did it now with Kavanaugh. What's the difference? So he tweeted.