Brett Kavanaugh

Lying About Brett Kavanaugh's Civil Rights Record

J. Christian Adams, PJ Media

The Kavanaugh hearing reminds us that rules involving elections are the focus of a well-funded fight apart from policy debates. One side will tell half the story, disrupt, rely on alarmist scare tactics, and run to federal courts to employ novel fringe legal theories in order to elect more Democrats. The other side -- this week represented by Brett Kavanaugh -- respects the boundaries of the Constitution and is unwilling to exert an out-of-bounds judicial power to achieve partisan outcomes.

Kavanaugh and His Enemies

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Nearly all Democrats depend for political sustenance on the money and votes of the anti-right to life cause. That’s what goes on here. When Planned Parenthood, and related activists, especially of feminist vintage, say, “Jump!,” you say, “How high?” That is, if you’re a Democratic senator. You don’t care about Judge Kavanaugh’s credentials. You care about the assorted activists, and their encouragers in the media, who glower over your shoulder: with you likely agree anyway, or you wouldn’t be a Democratic senator.

Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed without a hitch

Rgoer Kimball, The Spectator

With 50 Republicans to 49 Democrats, Republicans have a majority. Yes, it’s a slim, but absent any party ‘mavericks’ like John McCain, I do not foresee any defections. And that being the case, I predict that at least a few Democrats from purple or red-trending states, will decipher the handwriting on the wall and, concluding that they have lost this battle, will seek to curry favour with their constituents and vote to confirm this ostentatiously well-qualified candidate.

Democrats Flameout, Kavanaugh Shines At Confirmation Hearing

This is what Americans voted for in 2016: "If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case. I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich. I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American Rule of Law." Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh charades

Editors, Washington Examiner

If Republicans are unanimous, they can confirm Kavanaugh, 50-49. That leaves Democrats to use these hearings as theater, and they undoubtedly step keenly into the electoral floodlights. Instead of asking questions about legal reasoning and interpretive method, Democrats will cherry-pick rulings by Kavanaugh in which the “little guy” lost, and rant about President Trump, in order to rally donors and their electoral base ahead of the midterm elections.

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Begins A Week From Today

With the death of Arizona Republican Senator John McCain Republicans hold a mere 50 to 49 majority in the Senate. Kavanaugh needs a majority, or 50 votes to be confirmed assuming all Senators are present, so the GOP cannot afford to lose any votes.

New Poll: Conservatives See Democrats Working for Minority Rule Through Supreme Court

An almost unanimous 99% of those responding to a neww FedUp PAC poll say that liberal Democrats “rely on the courts to overrule the majority” of Americans and that they oppose any judge who “would rule impartially according to the Constitution and the laws.”

Kavanaugh the good umpire the Supreme Court needs

Ken Blackwell, The Hill

Judge Kavanaugh’s respect for the Constitution and the proper role of a judge is evident from a speech last year at Notre Dame Law School in which he likened the role of a judge to that of an umpire. Just like Neil Gorsuch before him, it’s clear that Judge Kavanaugh will make another great justice, one who will protect the constitutional rights of all Americans. The Senate should act swiftly to confirm Kavanaugh so that he can begin protecting our constitutional rights and the separation of powers.

The Strange World of Kavanaugh Opposition

Bradley A. Smith, National Review

Kavanaugh’s critics are adopting an extreme view. After all, while we don’t want foreign nationals interfering in our elections, Americans can benefit from hearing the opinions of foreigners on the effects our political decisions might have. In cooler times, Kavanaugh would be praised for his restraint in not reaching out to decide matters not before the court. If these are the best attacks against Kavanaugh, a judge with an enormous paper trail, it’s a sign that the argument against confirmation is very weak.

Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly: Woke Or Wuss?

Indiana's Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly’s carefully cultivated image as a “conservative Democrat” is in shambles, because not only was it a fraud to begin with, but it is now a position that is decidedly out of favor among the Democratic Party’s most motivated voters.

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.