Last Monday night, President Trump announced that he had chosen Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court following Justice Anthony Kennedyâ€™s retirement. Heritage is very excited about Kavanaughâ€™s nomination, and believe that he is an outstanding selection.Â Kavanaughâ€™s credentials are so strong that he has been on Heritageâ€™s list of recommended appointees since 2016â€”and even more importantly, he is exactly what America needs: a fair, impartial, and faithful Constitutionalist.
Soon after President Trump nominated Kavanaugh, Heritage president Kay Coles JamesÂ published an opinion pieceÂ voicing her supportÂ of his nomination.Â Heritage experts John Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery alsoÂ released a commentaryÂ praising the selection and analyzing how Kavanaughâ€™s statements and past rulings suggest he will be a faithful textualist.
The Daily Signal has published several stories about Kavanaughâ€™s track record as a judge. Reporter Kelsey HarknessÂ interviewed some of Kavanaughâ€™s former female clerksÂ on what it was like to work with him. The Daily Signalâ€™s White House correspondent Fred LucasÂ ran an articleÂ on how Kavanaugh is no stranger to difficult nomination processes, and can hold his own against hostile liberal narratives. Lucas alsoÂ released another articleÂ recounting how, as a young lawyer, Kavanaugh played a key role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
The White House circulated a lecture that Kavanaugh gave last year at The Heritage Foundation as an introduction to his approach to judging. In the lecture, Kavanaugh talks about his perspective on the Constitution, how he thinks the court should interpret and apply legislation, the separation of powers, and more.
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