Federal Courts and Nominations

CAC Opposes Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

In Brief

Although Judge Kavanaugh has described himself as an originalist, his pre-hearing record, as we have shown, raises concerns about whether he will enforce the text, history, and values of the whole Constitution.
Judge Kavanaugh’s record and his performance at his confirmation hearing suggest he would put his thumb on the scale of justice in favor of big business, to the detriment of consumers, employees, and others seeking to hold corporations accountable.
Judge Kavanaugh chose to avoid answering key questions that could have shed real light on the important issue of his independence from President Trump, and his ability to serve as a check on the other branches of government.

During his confirmation hearing, Judge Kavanaugh obfuscated his views and failed to assuage our concerns about his willingness to enforce the whole Constitution. Furthermore, he provided answers that could not be squared with the text and history of the Constitution. There is too much doubt that Judge Kavanaugh will be faithful to the whole Constitution or will treat all Americans fairly when he’s asked to weigh their legal rights against the interests of big business. As a result, CAC cannot endorse the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and urges the Senate to vote NO on his confirmation.

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