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The Case for Kavanaugh: The Importance of Seating a Principled Jurist to the Supreme Court

Jul 30, 2018 by AFP

This year, the U.S. Senate has an enormous opportunity to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a principled jurist who will defend the Constitution and the rule of law, to the Supreme Court.

Americans for Prosperity’s Vice President of Judicial Strategy Sarah Field outlines Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications in her recent piece in The Hill:

Judge Kavanaugh could hardly be more qualified. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, his lengthy legal career includes a clerkship for Justice Anthony Kennedy – the man he’s been selected to replace. Since 2006, Judge Kavanaugh has sat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, often considered second in importance only to the Supreme Court.

Over the last 12 years, Judge Kavanaugh has written hundreds of opinions that testify to his fidelity to the Constitution and the rule of law. 

But it’s Judge Kavanaugh’s commitment to following the text of the Constitution as written that really sets him apart. In a keynote address last year at Notre Dame Law School, Judge Kavanaugh affirmed Justice Antonin Scalia’s conviction that “the judge’s job is to interpret the law, not to make the law.”

Field elaborates, discussing the Senate’s urgent need to confirm Kavanaugh:

Given his background, Judge Kavanaugh should sail through the nomination process. Unfortunately, lawmakers in Washington all too often put politics over principle, as when a majority of Democrats in the Senate voted to filibuster the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

As his confirmation hearing will no doubt make clear, Judge Kavanaugh is a principled and eminently qualified pick for the Supreme Court. Senators of all stripes should give him a swift confirmation and help deliver the “neutral, impartial judiciary” that Americans deserve.

The verdict is in: Judge Kavanaugh is a principled jurist who would uphold our Constitution, and the Senate must confirm him as soon as possible.

TAKE ACTION: tell your senator to confirm Judge Kavanaugh today!