Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Track Record on Gun Control, Reproductive Rights, and More

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Track Record on Gun Control, Reproductive Rights, and More

“You can be a spectator,” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told students and faculty during a March 2015 speech at Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. “You can watch the game from the sidelines, but you’re not participating in [the] political world.” That speech , entitled “The Judge As Umpire," is a take from Kavanaugh on Chief Justice John Roberts’s famous “ Judges are like umpires ” quote from his own Senate confirmation hearings in 2005. Despite the willingness of both men to employ sports metaphors, the Supreme Court is no game. Its nine justices decide the country’s most important legal questions and can shape policy — and lives — for decades . Following a reality-TV-esque buildup, Trump announced his SCOTUS pick on the evening of Monday, July 9, a judge who, far from sitting on the sidelines, has built an extensive and robust legal career in which he’s made significant decisions about important issues like reproductive rights and affordable health care. Trending Video Taylor Bennett On Living His Truth As A Bisexual Rapper | Side Take To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that Here’s what you should know about Kavanaugh’s judicial track record. One senator called him a “true Second Amendment radical.” On Monday night, Moms Demand Action called Kavanaugh’s nomination a “ Christmas in July gift to the NRA .” Shortly after Kavanaugh’s nomination was announced, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) took to Twitter to tackle the nominee’s […]

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