A look at Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s notable opinions

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. Here are summaries of some of his notable opinions: HELLER v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA In a pivotal 2011 Second Amendment case, Kavanaugh wrote a dissenting opinion when the D.C. Circuit Court upheld a District of Columbia ordinance banning most semi-automatic rifles. Kavanaugh argued that the Second Amendment included the right to own semi-automatic rifles. Kavanaugh wrote that the Supreme Court has found that handguns — "the vast majority of which today are semi-automatic" — are constitutionally protected. "Semi-automatic rifles, like semi-automatic handguns, have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens for self-defense in the home, hunting, and other lawful uses," he wrote. Citing his upbringing and working life in the area, Kavanaugh said he was "acutely aware" of the area’s gun, drug and gang violence. "But our task is to apply the Constitution and the precedents of the Supreme Court, regardless of whether the result is one we agree with as a matter of first principles or policy," he wrote. ___ GARZA v. HARGAN In 2017, Kavanaugh was involved in a case that touched on the hot-button issues of abortion and immigration. The dispute was over whether a teenager who was in the U.S. illegally could be released from immigration custody to obtain an abortion. After a federal judge found she could be released, Kavanaugh wrote a […]

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A Look at Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh's Notable Opinions

A Look at Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh’s Notable Opinions

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. Here are summaries of some of his notable opinions: HELLER v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA In a pivotal 2011 Second Amendment case, Kavanaugh wrote a dissenting opinion when the D.C. Circuit Court upheld a District of Columbia ordinance banning most semi-automatic rifles. Kavanaugh argued that the Second Amendment included the right to own semi-automatic rifles. Kavanaugh wrote that the Supreme Court has found that handguns — "the vast majority of which today are semi-automatic" — are constitutionally protected. News of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is stoking arguments between Republicans, who are pushing to confirm a new justice by fall, and Democrats, who argue a vote should wait until after the November midterms. Kennedy was a key swing vote among the nine justices. (Published Friday, June 29, 2018) "Semi-automatic rifles, like semi-automatic handguns, have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens for self-defense in the home, hunting, and other lawful uses," he wrote. Citing his upbringing and working life in the area, Kavanaugh said he was "acutely aware" of the area’s gun, drug and gang violence. "But our task is to apply the Constitution and the precedents of the Supreme Court, regardless […]

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A look at Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's notable opinions

A look at Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s notable opinions

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. Here are summaries of some of his notable opinions: In a pivotal 2011 Second Amendment case, Kavanaugh wrote a dissenting opinion when the D.C. Circuit Court upheld a District of Columbia ordinance banning most semi-automatic rifles. 300×250 image ad Kavanaugh argued that the Second Amendment included the right to own semi-automatic rifles. Kavanaugh wrote that the Supreme Court has found that handguns — "the vast majority of which today are semi-automatic" — are constitutionally protected. "Semi-automatic rifles, like semi-automatic handguns, have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens for self-defense in the home, hunting, and other lawful uses," he wrote. Citing his upbringing and working life in the area, Kavanaugh said he was "acutely aware" of the area’s gun, drug and gang violence. "But our task is to apply the Constitution and the precedents of the Supreme Court, regardless of whether the result is one we agree with as a matter of first principles or policy," he wrote. In 2017, Kavanaugh was involved in a case that touched on the hot-button issues of abortion and immigration. The dispute was over whether a teenager who was in the U.S. illegally could be released from immigration custody to obtain an abortion. After a federal judge found she could be released, Kavanaugh wrote a panel decision blocking the abortion for […]

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A look at Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's notable opinions

A look at Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s notable opinions

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Graphic profiles potential Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm; Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. Here are summaries of some of his notable opinions: HELLER v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA In a pivotal 2011 Second Amendment case, Kavanaugh wrote a dissenting opinion when the D.C. Circuit Court upheld a District of Columbia ordinance banning most semi-automatic rifles. Kavanaugh argued that the Second Amendment included the right to own semi-automatic rifles. Kavanaugh wrote that the Supreme Court has found that handguns — "the vast majority of which today are semi-automatic" — are constitutionally protected. "Semi-automatic rifles, like semi-automatic handguns, have not traditionally been banned and are in common use by law-abiding citizens for self-defense in the home, hunting, and other lawful uses," he wrote. Citing his upbringing and working life in the area, Kavanaugh said he was "acutely aware" of the area’s gun, drug and gang violence. "But our task is to apply the Constitution and the precedents of the Supreme Court, regardless of whether the result is one we agree with as a matter of first principles or policy," he wrote. ___ GARZA v. HARGAN In 2017, Kavanaugh was involved in a case that touched on the hot-button issues of abortion and immigration. The dispute was over whether a teenager who was in the U.S. illegally could be released from […]

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