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Judge Kavanaugh Will Follow the Law As Written

The following is the statement of Committee for Justice president Curt Levey on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:

Washington, D.C — We congratulate both Judge Brett Kavanaugh, for his much-deserved nomination to the Supreme Court, and President Donald Trump, for a brilliant and courageous pick.

It is no secret that some advised President Trump to make a more cautious pick than Judge Kavanaugh. But the President is loved by his supporters precisely because he consistently chooses a good fight for a principled cause over a safe but more tepid course. President Trump showed that courage once again last night, selecting the potential nominee with the most stellar qualifications, intellect and reputation, rather than a nominee whose more cautious career path might make for a little easier confirmation process.

But make no mistake, Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed because moderate Republican and Democratic senators will find it hard to oppose a nominee whose lengthy judicial record proves he is a principled constitutionalist who will faithfully follow the law as written, without regard to whether the results comport with conservative policy preferences.

Nonetheless, many Senate Democrats and their allies will accuse Kavanaugh of being a right-wing extremist. They've done exactly that to every GOP Supreme Court nominee over the last four decades – Anthony Kennedy included – and they've made it clear over the past two weeks that they would do it again to anyone Trump nominated for this vacancy.