Once again, Schumer and others are showing the depths of their desperation to gin up opposition to Kavanaugh, in this instance by misleadingly attributing to Kavanaugh views about Nixon that are contradicted by both Kavanaugh’s own statements during the roundtable discussion and by Kavanaugh’s comments writings and remarks over the last 18 years. Rather than someone who would be “unwilling to hold President Trump accountable,” Kavanaugh’s statements about Nixon paint a picture of someone who is deeply committed to judicial independence from the executive branch.
Kavanaugh’s interest in administrative law tells us that he is intensely engaged with questions that arise constantly in his current court and at the Supreme Court. His interest tells us that he is thinking about the roles of Congress, the executive branch, and the courts in regulating our daily lives. He’s asking questions that concern our liberty and our ability to participate as citizens in the development of the law. Hopefully, these are concerns close to the hearts of Democrats and Republicans alike.
The Judicial Crisis Network has launched the latest phase of its campaign to pressure red-state Democrats in West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, and Alabama to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Why this matters: JCN, the right’s deepest-pocketed judicial group, was the most powerful outside group that helped confirmed Trump’s first justice, Neil Gorsuch.
After fumbling about for compelling lines of argument against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, the Left is confronting the harsh reality that they have precious little of substance to use against him. With the pre-hearings cupboard appearing quite bare, the talking point many Democrats have settled on is that Kavanaugh believes sitting presidents are “above the law” and “can’t be investigated” while in office. This is nonsense…
Prominent Democrats have slammed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for supporting an end to the independent counsel statute, even though they themselves backed precisely the same proposal decades ago.
Over the last decade, about 350 law students at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown expressed views on classes offered by Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. With rare exceptions, they praised his mastery of legal materials, intellectual rigor, fair-mindedness and accessibility.
Screaming that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is evil incarnate may make folks feel good. But it doesn’t make it true. And it’s surely not effective.
…below are eight of Judge Kavanaugh’s most important opinions, written in cases touching on fundamental issues involving the structural Constitution, individual rights, and the activity of administrative agencies, which comprise the bulk of the federal government in the modern era.
Progressive groups are falling behind in the war over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee—and they’re barely trying to catch up.
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump vowed to nominate federal judges “in the mold of” Antonin Scalia, and he has lived up to his word. Neil Gorsuch was a superior pick to replace the late Justice Scalia in 2017. And the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court is another.