[Cross-posted from the Alliance for Justice]
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2018 – Alliance for Justice announced today that 478 law professors and legal scholars have signed a letter opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The signatories include leading constitutional scholars and experts who believe, as the letter states, that Kavanaugh’s “record on the D.C. Circuit reveals a predisposition to decide cases in order to achieve results that threaten fundamental rights and in some cases the very lives of Americans.”
The letter describes several key areas in which Kavanaugh’s record is troubling, including: his embrace of a “backward-looking” view of the Constitution that emphasizes literal reading of the historical text as a pretext for advancing a conservative agenda; writings that suggest he would shelter the President from the rule of law; rulings that suggest he would undermine access to affordable health care; evidence that he would gut women’s constitutional rights affirmed in Roe v. Wade; rulings that demonstrate his hostility to environmental protection; his opposition to the authority of government agencies to enforce laws to protect the public; and his overall propensity to side with powerful corporate interests over workers, consumers, and the rights of all.
AFJ’s report on Kavanaugh’s record may be found here.