This is a 2009 opinion piece by Stephen Carter, a professor of law at Yale Law School and a former clerk to Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall.
He makes some excellent points why a Supreme Court nominee should not testify.
Since the Democrats have threatened not to participate any way; and since their surrogates intend to mount a shitshow of bigotry in which they argue that she should be refused an office of public trust due to religious convictions, in violation of Article VI of the Constitution; don't be surprised when there are no hearings.
We talk a lot about people who enable Trump.
But the people who enable Trump the most are the absolutely clueless leadership of the Democratic party, and the obtuse and ironically self-denominated "woke" -- who manage, remarkably, to make Trump look like the better option to majority of voters outside of California and New York.
https://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/10/opin ... arter.html