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Statements

Groundswell of opposition to Kavanaugh Over Senate Recess

Update: ABA Rating Should Be Viewed Skeptically

AFJ Review of Kavanaugh Record Highlights Extreme Views

Immigration Advocates Speak Out on Kavanaugh

Sen. Casey, Labor Leaders Speak Out on Kavanaugh

Nearly 500 Law Professors and Legal Scholars Sign Letter Opposing Kavanaugh

Applauds Effort to Obtain Kavanaugh Records

“Illegitimacy and Cyncicism” Surround Kavanaugh Hearing

Kavanaugh Confirmation Would Do Grave Harm

Kavanaugh “Wilting” in the Hot Seat

Kavanaugh’s Full Record Must Come to Light

Kavanaugh Hearing Announced Amid “Outrageous” Review Process

Grassley Doubles Down on Cover-up of Kavanaugh’s Record

Archives Letter to Grassley Exposes “Sham” Process

Kavanaugh Inspires “No Confidence”

New Allegations Underscore Need for Full Investigation

Kavanaugh’s Roe Comment is Cold Comfort

Full-Court Press Against ACA Includes Kavanaugh, Readler

Kavanaugh Nomination Cannot Proceed

Kavanaugh Assault Allegation Highlights Fundamental Flaws

Kavanaugh Failed the Test

Kavanaugh Fails to Allay Fears

Take Kavanaugh’s ABA Rating with a Grain of Salt

Trump’s Kavanaugh Defense Deserves Disdain

Attempt to Strong-Arm Dr. Blasey Ford “Despicable”

We Applaud Ms. Ford’s Courage

Blasey Ford Shows “Grace, Courage and Integrity”

Kavanaugh “Combative, Disrespectful” at Hearing

AFJ on Flake Call to Reopen FBI Kavanaugh Probe

Yeomans: Republicans “Running a Scam” to Confirm Kavanaugh
Yeomans: Trump is Unfit to Appoint a Justice
Yeomans: Mandate for Transparency for Kavanaugh
Yeomans: If Kavanaugh is Confirmed, He Must Recuse
Yeomans: Eight Reasons Kavanaugh Nomination Could Fail
Yeomans: Is Kavanaugh Trump’s Insurance Policy?
Yeomans: Signing Statements Could Reveal Kavanaugh’s Thinking


Background

State: Maryland
Current Position: U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Age: 53

There is no shortage of troubling indicators in Kavanaugh’s record; his writings and rulings attack the right to health care, to reproductive freedom, to clean air and water, and to fair wages and safe working conditions – all highly significant issues in every state in the country. In addition, Kavanaugh’s writings and statements exhibit his belief that there are instances in which the President should not be subjected to the rule of law that applies to ordinary citizens: that there are, in fact, instances in which the President should be above the law. The danger of this view at a time when the President himself seems disdainful of the rule of law cannot be overstated.

In short, the consequences of this nomination for the American people, for decades to come, simply could not be higher.

HEALTH CARE

There is every reason to believe that if he were confirmed to the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh would provide a vote to take health care away from millions of people.

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Kavanaugh will meet President Trump’s litmus test of “automatically” overturning or undermining Roe v. Wade.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Kavanaugh has been hostile to the rights of the accused, and appeared to speak favorably of former Chief Justice Rehnquist for pursuing exceptions to the exclusionary rule that is meant to keep illegally obtained evidence out of court.

PRESIDENTIAL POWER

Kavanaugh has indicated that he does not believe sitting presidents should be indicted, has argued for a president’s power to remove a special counsel at will, and questioned the Supreme Court ruling that ordered President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes.

WOULD PROTECT THE WEALTHY AND POWERFUL OVER THE RIGHTS OF ALL

He has repeatedly sided with the wealthy and the powerful over all Americans.  He has fought consumer protections in the areas of automobile safety, financial services, and a  free and open internet.  Kavanaugh has also repeatedly ruled against workers, workplace protections and safety regulations.

ENVIRONMENT

Kavanaugh has repeatedly ruled against efforts to combat climate change and the regulation of greenhouse gases.  He also repeatedly ruled against protections for clean air.

CIVIL RIGHTS

Kavanaugh’s troubling record on civil rights includes rulings denying employees protection against discrimination, and upholding a  South Carolina voter photo ID law that disproportionately disadvantaged people of color.

GUN VIOLENCE

Kavanaugh has taken a narrow view of the lawfulness of modern-day gun safety measures.

IMMIGRATION

Kavanaugh has shown disregard for the rights of immigrant workers, ruling that they are not protected by labor laws.

NATIONAL SECURITY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

Kavanaugh has ruled in ways that favor expansive use of government power, including a ruling in favor of allowing the government to access data on consumers’ phone records in bulk.