What to expect from Kavanaugha’s Supreme Court hearings

If you want more insight into Supreme Court confirmation process, or you want to know more about how the Kavanaugh hearing looks from the inside, Heritage provides valuable resources that help explain how the process is unfolding.

If you or someone you know wants to better understand the confirmation process, Heritage Explains just released a short article that lays it all out. It’s a great reference for those who aren’t familiar with the process, so please share it with others.

To help you make sense of what’s going on inside the Judiciary Committee right now, take a listen to the SCOTUS 101 podcast interview with Heritage legal scholar Thomas Jipping, below. He talks about the questions Brett Kavanaugh will likely have to handle during the hearings and how it will all pan out. Before coming to Heritage, Jipping worked for Sen. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary committee. His insights are based on that valuable experience—and that’s something you won’t find anywhere else.

We’re delighted to shed light on the confirmation process, whether you have seen it all before, or this is your first time. Thank you for giving us that chance.

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FLASHBACK: Heritage expert recommends Kavanaugh to Trump White House

Back in 2016, Heritage Expert John Malcom authored a list of stellar conservative jurists suitable to replace  the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. That list, which included Judge Brett Kavanaugh, appeared first in Heritage’s Daily Signal.

Shortly thereafter, the Trump campaign produced a list of its own. It included some of the same judges recommended by Malcolm, but Kavanaugh was not among them.

But last November, the White House updated its list and included Judge Kavanaugh. Doubtless Kavanaugh made that list due to his impressive conservative record on the bench, but it couldn’t have hurt that he came Heritage-recommended.

As John Malcom has said in speaking of court vacancies, “That’s why it’s so important that Heritage does what it can to educate candidates and the public about the power of the judiciary.�

The fact that the president would value our contributions to this very important process is a humbling honor that is only possible because of your support. Thank you for making this possible.

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Heritage fact checks Kavanaugh critics

Well before the hearings got underway, liberals were throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Judge Brett Kavanaugh. By the end of the first day of hearings, the room was hip-deep in sinks. As liberals grow increasingly desperate in their attempt to obstruct his confirmation, there’s danger that the truth will get lost in the chaos. Fred Lucas at the Daily Signal took the time to break down some of their claims.

For example, some critics tried to claim that Kavanaugh sided with Nixon in the former president’s attempt to withhold the Watergate tapes. Lucas looked into it, then wrote an article explaining how Kavanaugh clearly rejected Nixon’s position.

Another bogus claim was that Kavanaugh opposed prosecuting presidents. A strange claim, indeed, Lucas noted, considering that Kavanaugh worked on the Special Counsel team that prosecuted President Clinton in 1998.

Liberal even claimed Kavanaugh dissented against Obamacare, when his court did not rule on the law itself, only on whether lawsuits could be brought before the law went into effect.

In all the arguments, there is a theme: Liberals don’t have substantive grounds to disqualify Kavanaugh, so they try to make something out of nothing. Heritage Members make it possible for Lucas to do the job the media should be doing: reporting facts.

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