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Memo from Conservative Leaders in Support of Brett Kavanaugh

The Committee for Justice joined the Conservative Action Project and a group of more than 100 conservative leaders in releasing a memo in support of the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

The full text of the letter can be found below or in PDF form here.


July 18, 2018 Washington, DC Signatures updated 7/19/18

We strongly endorse the nomination of the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States and urge the Senate to confirm him with haste.

Conservatives believe the United States Constitution is the ultimate authority for the interpretation of American law. Conservatives therefore enthusiastically agreed with the commitment by candidate Trump, and now-President Trump, that appointees to the Supreme Court of the United States should be committed to applying the Constitution to cases that come before the Court.

By nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, President Trump chose a candidate whose attributes have been described as “very much in the mold of Justice Scalia,” who was committed to applying and interpreting the Constitution as written.

Throughout his career on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions have reflected thoughtful, precise and clear language in support of the original intent of the Constitution, the separation of powers, federalism, religious freedom, political speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, and constitutional limitations on the expansion of the administrative state.

Judge Kavanaugh clearly set forth his judicial philosophy when he wrote, “The judge’s job is to interpret the law, not to make the law or make policy. So read the words of the statute as written. Read the text of the Constitution as written, mindful of history and tradition. Don’t make up new constitutional rights that are not in the text of the Constitution. Don’t shy away from enforcing constitutional rights that are in the text of the Constitution.”

Judge Kavanaugh’s credentials are impeccable and rival those of sitting justices – a degree from Yale Law School; clerkships with three federal judges; twelve years as a sitting Federal Court of Appeals Judge, and time spent in other significant roles of public service. He is certainly qualified.

The United States Senate should carry out its Constitutional role in a timely manner. President Trump’s nominee merits the timely advice and consent of the Senate so that the Supreme Court will have a full complement of nine sitting justices when the next term of the Court begins on October 1, 2018.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III Former Attorney General President Ronald Reagan

Alfred S. Regnery Chairman, Conservative Action Project Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Jenny Beth Martin Chairman Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Adam Brandon President FreedomWorks

Thomas Fitton President Judicial Watch, Inc.

The Honorable Bob McEwen U.S. House of Representatives Former Member, Ohio

The Honorable David McIntosh President Club for Growth

The Honorable Colin A. Hanna President Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr. Former Chief Domestic Advisor President Ronald Reagan

Diana Banister President and Partner Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell Chairman Constitutional Congress, Inc.

Cleta Mitchell, Esq. Partner Foley & Lardner LLP

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.) Executive Vice President Family Research Council

William L. Walton Chairman CNP Action, Inc.

Marjorie Dannenfelser President Susan B. Anthony List

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop Former White House Advisor President Ronald Reagan

Lisa B. Nelson

The Honorable Jim DeMint United States Senate Former Member, South Carolina

Rebecca Hagelin Secretary Council for National Policy

Ron Robinson President Young America’s Foundation

James L. Martin Founder/Chairman 60 Plus Association

Kevin Brown COO The King’s College

Gary Marx Senior Advisor Judicial Crisis Network

Peter J. Thomas Chairman The Conservative Caucus

C. Preston Noell III President Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Kristan Hawkins President Students for Life of America

Charles Copeland President Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Sandra Froman Treasurer Council for National Policy

Michelle Kullberg Art Director and Executive Assistant America Conservancy

Penny Young Nance CEO & President Concerned Women for America

William Mills President MPW Properties

The Honorable Mike Spence Founding President Conservative Republicans of California

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer President American Values

Catherine Glenn Foster President and CEO Americans United for Life

Kelly J. Shackelford President/CEO First Liberty Institiute

Larry T. Beasley President/CEO The Washington Times

Lew Uhler President National Tax Limitation Committee

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson President and CEO National Religious Broadcasters

Donna Rice Hughes CEO and President Enough Is Enough

Steve Berger Pastor Grace Chapel

Paavo Ensio Chairman Universal Minerals Group

Elaine Donnelly President Center for Military Readiness

Eli Lehrer President The R Street Institute

Rick Manning President Americans for Limited Government

Craig Shirley Reagan Biographer Presidential Historian

Mathew D. Staver, Esq. Founder and Chairman Liberty Counsel

The Honorable Tim Goeglein Vice President for External and Government Relations Focus on the Family

Rod D. Martin Founder and CEO The Martin Organization, Inc.

Sherri R. Martin Executive Vice President The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin President The Martin Foundation

Shawn A. Mitchell Former National Chaplain National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA)

Jerry Melvin Former Dean Florida House of Representatives

Evelio Silvera Campaign for the American Future

Judson Phillips Founder Tea Party Nation

Jack Park Conservative Activist and Donor

Phil Kerpen President American Commitment

Quin Hillyer Veteran conservative columnist

Jay Mount President MDS Communications

Richard Wright CEO Andy Andrews Companies

Sal Russo Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Tea Party Express

Martha Boneta President VCS

Austin Ruse President C-Fam

Christopher Malagisi Editor in Chief Conservative Book Club

Jeffrey Mazzella President Center for Individual Freedom

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis President 60 Plus Association

William W. Pascoe, III Board Member Tea Party Patriots Action

Sean Noble President American Encore

Robert D. Thompson Former Administrator The Weyrich Lunch

Bob Adams President Revive America PAC

The Honorable Tim G. Echols Commissioner State of Georgia

Neil Siefring Vice President Hilltop Advocacy, LLC

Willes K. Lee President National Federation or Republican Assemblies

Allen Hebert Chairman American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

Robert K. Fischer Meeting Coordinator Conservatives of Faith

Penna Dexter Co-host Point of View Radio Show

Charlie Gerow CEO Quantum Communications

Steven R. Valentine Former Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations

Susan Carleson President American Civil Rights Union

Ladeine Thompson Member Council for National Policy

Caroline C. Lewis Owner Percipio Communications

Ed Martin President Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

Kay R. Daly President Coalition For a Fair Judiciary

Thomas Pyle President American Energy Alliance

Jeremy Cerone CEO EliteSafe Inc.

Diane Stover President Ohio Values Voters

Emmett J. McGroarty Senior Fellow American Principles Project

Melvin Adams Past President Renewanation

Bob Carlstrom President The Carlstrom Group, LLC

Roxanne Phillips Member, Executive Committee Council for National Policy

Benjamin R. Case President Case Consulting Services, Inc.

Philip B. Haney President Venatus Group, Inc.

Dr. Richard K. Rounsavelle Trustee Media Research Center

Ralph A. Rebandt, II Lead Pastor/Senior Chaplain Oakland Hills Community Church/Michigan Police Chiefs

Joe R. Calvert President Rabon and Calvert Interests

Gregory Quinlan President The Center for Garden State Families

Dr. Christopher C. Hull, Ph.D. Executive Vice President Center for Security Policy

The Honorable Mike Hill Former Member Florida State Representative

J. Christian Adams President Public Interest Legal Foundation

Hugh Maclellan Retired UnumProvident

Dan Weber President Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC)

Gregory Mertz Director CitizenGO USA

Nicole Hall Program Manager Non-Profit

The Honorable Belden Bell Co-Chair Legacy Society The Heritage Foundation

Curt Levey President Committee for Justice

Ron Pearson Executive Director Conservative Victory Fund

Ralph Benko Senior Advisor, Economics American Principles Project

Mario H. Lopez President Hispanic Leadership Fund

Evangeline Bartz Corporate Counsel & VP of Operations Americans United for Life

The Honorable Terrence Scanlon Retired Chairman and President Capital Research Center

Terry Schilling Executive Director American Principles Project

Steven Ertelt Editor

James C. Dobson Ph.D. Founder & President James Dobson Family Institute

Thomas Donelson Chairman Americas PAC

Brian S. Brown President National Organization for Marriage

Matthew Tyrmand Principal Matthew Tyrmand LLC

John Dodd President Jesse Helms Center

The Honorable Mica Mosbacher Trump 2020 National Advisory Committee Author

The Honorable Charles J. Cooper Former Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

Alan M. Gottlieb Executive Vice President Second Amendment Foundation

Art Ally President Timothy Paartners, Ltd.

Donna Hearne CEO The Constitutional Coalition

The Honorable Tom DeLay Former Majority Leader Us House of Representatives

The Honorable Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D. President The Heartland Institute

The Honorable Penny Pullen President Life Advocacy Resource Project

The Honorable Michael R. Long State Chairman NYS Conservative Party

David N. Bossie President Citizens United

All organizations listed for IDENTIFICATION purposes only.


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