Moments ago, president Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The following statement on the nomination is from Citizens for Community Value’s President Aaron Baer:
“Donald Trump’s campaign for president was animated by one key promise: to nominate judges to the U.S. Supreme Court who would uphold the U.S. Constitution and our fundamental freedoms. Once again today, he’s kept this promise.”
“Judge Brett Kavanagh has an impeccable record of protecting First Amendment freedoms and upholding the original intent of the U.S. Constitution.”
“The President has made Senator Sherrod Brown’s and Senator Rob Portman’s jobs easy tonight by nominating an overwhelmingly qualified judge to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ohioans care deeply about the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court, and will be watching closely to see if our Senators support this superb nominee, or play politics with the Court.”
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About Judge Brett Kavanaugh from our friends at SBA List
Judge Kavanaugh has served on the D.C. Circuit Court for more than a decade after being confirmed 53-36 by the Senate in 2006. Prior to his confirmation, Kavanaugh served President Bush both as staff secretary and as senior associate counsel to the president. His prior experience includes clerking for Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Brett Kavanaugh is 53 years old. He and his wife Ashley have two daughters. He is Catholic and serves as a lector at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington, D.C. He serves meals regularly as part of St. Maria Meals program at Catholic Charities and has tutored students at the Washington Jesuit Academy.
In Garza v. Hargan, Kavanaugh forcefully rejected the ACLU’s assertion of a new constitutional right of abortion on-demand for illegal immigrant minors in U.S. custody. Kavanaugh concluded that requiring the Trump Administration to assist the teenage immigrant in getting an abortion would fail to recognize the government’s “permissible interest in favoring fetal life, protecting the best interests of a minor, and refraining from facilitating abortion.”
In Priests for Life v. HHS, Kavanaugh refused to apply Obamacare’s burdensome HHS abortifacient mandate to religious entities and was later vindicated by the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh wrote that the mandate regulations “substantially burden the religious organizations’ exercise of religion because the regulations require the organizations to take an action contrary to their sincere religious beliefs or else pay significant monetary penalties.”