The Latest: Kavanaugh’s classmates push for confirmation

The Latest: Kavanaugh's classmates push for confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Some of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s high school classmates are urging senators to confirm his nomination to the Supreme Court, calling him "a good man" and "a brilliant jurist." More than 150 alumni of Georgetown Prep, an elite, all-male high school in the Washington, D.C., area, have sent a letter to the Republican and Democratic Senate leaders and top members of the Judiciary Committee, which will hold hearings on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Stance on Key Issues On Monday, President Trump announced his decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy when Justice Anthony Kennedy retires. Here’s where he stands on key issues. Kavanaugh has not expressed opposition to Roe v. Wade, stating that he didn’t think it was "appropriate" to comment on it. However, he did oppose a district court judge decision to allow an undocumented immigrant to get an abortion. When it comes to religious liberty, Kavanaugh appears to support the rights of religious businessowners to act in accordance with their beliefs. But he also suggested that the government has a responsibility to grant contraception access to the employees of religious businesses. Kavanaugh is pro-Second Amendment, once dissenting from a majority opinion of the DC Circuit that upheld a ban on semiautomatic rifles. Brett Kavanaugh Media: Wibbitz They say that even though they may have political differences, they "are united in the […]

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