Brett Kavanaugh

The Left's dismally weak case against Brett Kavanaugh

Editors, Washington Examiner

Kavanaugh is more of a peacemaker in the mold of Justice Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts than he is a clone of Justices Antonin Scalia or Neil Gorsuch. But unless liberal activists and the army of opposition in the press get much better dirt on Kavanaugh, President Trump looks likely to place another conservative justice on the Supreme Court, giving it its first conservative majority in a lifetime.

Liberals Are Super Sad About the Supreme Court. Good.

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The Democrats are lying on the ground, howling like banshees and wriggling around on their backs like cockroaches. But, despite their best efforts, they still have the potential of getting back on their feet again. Let’s not let that happen. Let’s kick them (figuratively) while they are down, win it all in November and in 2020, and not be satisfied until the Supreme Court is 9-0 for liberty.

Grassley: If Any GOPs Defect, Don't Expect Any Dems to Vote for Kavanaugh

Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

On Kavanaugh's chances to be confirmed by the time the new Supreme Court session begins in October, Grassley said that "with the possibility of getting five or six Democrats and all the Republicans sticking together, yes, but if all the Republicans don't stick together and the Democrats smell blood, then I don't think we'll get any Democrats." "So, I think we've got to work from the standpoint that most of the Democrats have said they're going to vote 'no,'" he added.

The judicial mindset of Brett Kavanaugh

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Rush Limbaugh had a good suggestion for Republicans. On his radio show, Mr. Limbaugh said Republicans should dispense with a lengthy confirmation process and visits by Judge Kavanaugh to the offices of individual senators (they know him because he has visited before during his previous confirmation) and get right to a confirmation vote. If Republicans stay unified and if they can pick off two or three Democrats who are up for re-election in states where Mr. Trump won handily in 2016, Judge Kavanaugh, with his stellar credentials, should be easily and properly confirmed.

Democrats’ Anti-Catholic Bigotry On Kavanaugh Will Cost Them In November

In the near term, months of televised Anti-Catholic bias from Democrats as they try to block the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh could solidify the Catholic voting trend demonstrated in the 2016 election, giving Republicans a huge advantage in the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections.

Can Kavanaugh Be Trusted on Obamacare?

David Catron, The American Spectator

The only question left for SCOTUS to decide is what possible rationale can be used to uphold the individual mandate? The Court has already rejected the Commerce Clause argument. The Republican Congress eliminated the tax effective January 1. Thus, because Judge Kavanaugh is an originalist, he will look to the Constitution for some other legitimate reason to uphold the mandate. He will, of course, come up dry. And that’s why Brett Kavanaugh can be trusted on Obamacare.

The Media vs. Brett Kavanaugh

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The one guarantee with Trump appointing Judge Brett Kavanaugh is that the Democrats, fueled by their mindless street mobs, will try to destroy him. It's how Democrats behave. It is not how the "news" media should behave. Is there anyone who disputes that? But it is how they will comport themselves, because they are one with their Democratic brothers and sisters. They are about to show the world what first-class hypocrites they really are.

The public opposes what Roe v. Wade did

Voters reject Roe’s expansive view of abortion rights and Roe’s removal of abortion from the democratic process. In short, most voters don’t support what Roe does in any regard. If the Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh, and then if the conservative majority of the Supreme Court overturns Roe, it will in fact be arranging abortion policy — legally and constitutionally — as most people seem to prefer. Democrats are afraid the public might find out what Roe actually did.

What Kind of Supreme Court Will We Have Now?

Ben Shapiro, National Review

If there’s one proposition that distinguishes Kavanaugh from his more militant colleagues, it’s his unique capacity to write specific, detailed decisions that knock down trees while leaving forests intact. Kavanaugh’s opinions tend not to be ringing endorsements or rebukes of the Justice Scalia or Justice Thomas type; they tend to be narrowly tailored decisions that recall Chief Justices Roberts and Rehnquist. It means those waiting for the ground to shift when it comes to major decisions from the Court might be waiting in vain.

From a Kennedy to a Kavanaugh

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Contrary to the carping of the Never Trumpers, who never give up a grudge, Trump can be discerning and magnanimous in moments of great consequence. He doesn’t let pettiness cloud his judgment and looks for quality wherever it exists. He takes his core presidential responsibilities seriously and has kept his campaign promise to choose judges from the Federalist Society list. He has given official Republican Washington more than it could have ever hoped for and yet some of its quarters still treat him shabbily. Trump decided to go with a seasoned jurist whom the Democrats can’t Bork but who could still push the court’s pendulum back to originalism. Kavanaugh looks like another Gorsuch.

Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh, They Fear The Constitution

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Some of the anger aimed Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is partisan bluster meant to placate the activist base. Still, most Democrats were going to get hysterical about any pick, because any conservative pick was going to take the Constitution far too literally for their liking. For those who rely on the administrative state and coercion as a policy tool — forcing people to join political organizations, forcing them to support abortion, forcing them to subsidize socially progressive sacraments, forcing them to create products that undermine their faith, and so on — that’s a big problem.

Trump Appoints Kavanaugh Liberals Go Nuts

While liberals are going nuts making Judge Brett Kavanaugh out to be a rightwing ideologue, his record tells a different story of a judge committed to applying the law and the Constitution as written. That may be a radical idea to liberals and Democrats, but it is the view that held sway in our judiciary for almost 150 years.

Trump Narrows SCOTUS Choices To Three

The nomination of the next Supreme Court Justice may be the most important decision of the Trump presidency and will define President Trump’s legacy for generations to come. We urge President Trump to choose a nominee who will be not just good, but great in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the potential nominee who most fits that profile is Judge Amy Coney Barrett.