Brett Kavanaugh

Why Gun Grabbers Are All In To Defeat Kavanaugh Nomination

"Kavanaugh believes in a very vigorous Second Amendment right to bear arms, and he thinks there is little room for constitutionally permissible gun control," says UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, which is one reason why the Left so vehemently opposes him.

Abortion and the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings: A Plan for Senate Republicans

Hadley Arkes, National Review

The Republicans can challenge their Democratic colleagues to say whether they would stand with President Obama and the Democrats: Would they now truly defend a right to abortion that extends beyond the pregnancy itself? If the Democrats discover now that, whenever they raise the question of Roe v. Wade, they will be compelled to defend the right to kill even the child who survives, we will find that the Democrats, after 45 years, have finally lost their appetite for this issue.

109 Conservative Leaders Demand Prompt Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation

In a statement released through the Conservative Action Project 109 leaders of the conservative movement demanded that the Senate promptly confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh so the Supreme Court will have a full complement of nine sitting justices when the next term of the Court begins on October 1, 2018.

New Poll: Conservatives Say Kavanaugh Will Boost GOP In Midterms

Almost 95% of those polled by FedUp PAC say the Kavanaugh nomination will boost the GOP in the midterms because “most Americans support the Constitution and want Supreme Court justices who will follow it.”  Less than 4% think the nomination will hurt Republicans this fall.

To get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed, conservatives have to fight the Democrats' playbook

Rep. Ken Buck, Washington Examiner

Undoubtedly, Democrats are preparing a barrage of personal attacks and identity politics accusations against this eminently qualified judge. Republicans must stand their ground. We must demand a civil debate over Kavanaugh’s experience and methods of judicial interpretation. We must hold every Democratic Senator to account for their vote. We must stand by a good nominee and diligently shield him from the flaming arrows of vitriol headed his way.

Will Brett Kavanaugh Stand For Property Rights?

There’s lots of talk about where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on the Roe v Wade abortion decision and if he would vote to rescind it. There is another very controversial Supreme Court decision made just a few years ago, supported by Anthony Kennedy, the Kelo decision, that conservates should be asking about during Judge Kavanaugh's vetting.

GOP has to act fast to confirm Kavanaugh before it's too late

Paul Moreno, Washington Examiner

President Trump nominated his justice quickly; Republican senators need to act just as fast. If history tells us anything, it’s that they may not get another chance, even if Trump is re-elected in 2020. Along with a more volatile electorate, weaker and more polarized parties, we have a Supreme Court that is much more powerful than before the era of divided government. And that, above all, is the reason that Republican senators must make sure that this opportunity is not missed.

Dems' Big Lie About Kavanaugh

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

Democratic fear mongers have a shot at derailing Kavanaugh, because they only need one Republican defection. The states are maneuvering around Obamacare rules to give the healthy lower premiums and still protect the seriously ill. That sure beats scaring the nation with phony numbers and misleading warnings about pre-existing conditions. As for Judge Kavanaugh himself, he has never written one word about covering or not covering pre-existing conditions. To smear him as an enemy of the sick is pure flimflam.

Ten Commandments of the Supreme Court

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

For the last half-century, the Supreme Court’s liberal majority made the Court the iconic “crown jewel” of American democracy. With Trump’s two conservative picks, and a possible third in the next two years, the Court will soon be recalibrated as the costume jewelry of the Constitution — widely derided as an antiquarian relic, analogous to the ossified Electoral College or the parochial idea of two senators for each state regardless of population size.

Kavanaugh's baseball debts: Why the nominee's opponents are striking out

Howard Kurtz, Fox News

I've seen the Kavanaugh story slip down the lineup on many MSNBC opinion shows, and that seems to me to reflect a grudging recognition that he is extremely likely to be confirmed. There will be plenty of sound and fury, but given the supportive comments of Susan Collins and Joe Manchin, the Republicans look like they'll get to 50 votes. If the opposition is down to stories about baseball debt, they're going to strike out.

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.