Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

(Update) Judge Kavanaugh caught misleading Congress in his previous confirmation hearing – at least four times

Aaron Blake at The Washington Post reports Brett Kavanaugh’s William Pryor denials require some explaining:

[A] story just broken by The Post’s Seung Min Kim may have some legs — and require some explaining by Kavanaugh.

According to other “committee confidential” emails she obtained, Kavanaugh in 2003 was looped in on emails and discussions involving the nomination of controversial anti-Roe v. Wade Appeals Court Judge William H. Pryor Jr. Kavanaugh also appears to have interviewed Pryor for the nomination.

This despite Kavanaugh having said in his own 2004 confirmation hearings, “No, I was not involved in handling his nomination.” At another point, he said, “I am familiar generally with Mr. Pryor, but that was not one that I worked on personally.”

Those are likely to be parsed pretty closely now. A December 2002 email shows Kavanaugh, then an aide in the George W. Bush White House, being asked by a fellow White House aide, “How did the Pryor interview go?” Kavanaugh responded: “call me.”

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In a Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh on it, would a persons legal right to birth control be in jeopardy?

 

Associate Justice Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Married individuals have had a right since the mid-1960’s to purchase birth control. Unmarried individuals have had that right since the early 1970’s.

Would that right still exist for people if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court?

Today, when commenting on a case brought on by Priests for Life before the United States Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. (where he is a member), he may have committed a Freudian slip by stating, while explaining his dissent in that case,  that birth control “is abortion-inducing drugs.”

Really?

Are you listening to this Senators Collins and Murkowski? Are you listening to this Red State Democratic Senators up for reelection?

In a Supreme Court with Brett Kavanaugh on it, would women and men have a legitimate worry that their legal right to birth control can be taken away?

Is Judge Kavanaugh so reactionary and backward in his beliefs that he, along with the other conservatives on the court, would vote to take away an individuals rights to protect themselves from unsafe relations and unwanted pregnancies, setting us back to the 1950’s?

In a country where such worries seemed unfounded, today’s testimony should send chills up everyone’s backs.

Again, are you listening to this Senators Collins and Murkowski? Are you listening to this Red State Democratic Senators up for reelection? The rights of our people are in your hands and that is not an exaggeration.

http://time.com/5389449/brett-kavanaugh-contraception-abortion-inducing-drugs/