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Would you support a Supreme Court nominee if a Senator asked the Attorney General to investigate that person for perjury?

What if that same nominee thought a president should be free from virtually any scrutiny while in office?

Both are part of Brett Kavanaugh’s record.

Kavanaugh worked in the Bush White House. Later, he testified at his confirmation hearing to become a federal judge and was asked about his role in the administration’s development of policies involving torture and treatment of detainees. He denied all knowledge and was confirmed
The next year, NPR reports came out which indicated Kavanaugh was indeed aware of these policies. Senator Durbin said “[h]e had to know he was misleading me and the committee and the people who were following this controversial nomination.”

Senator Leahy went further.
Leahy sent a letter to AG Alberto Gonzales asking him to investigate whether Kavanaugh lied.

“False testimony by any witness is troubling and undermines the Senate’s ability to fulfill its constitutional duties on behalf of the American people” he wrote…
In addition to possibly committing perjury, Kavanaugh has voiced positions about the extent of presidential power which seem to elevate the president almost to a monarch rather than the head of one co-equal branch of government with Congress and the judiciary.
A recent story on Kavanaugh indicates he questioned the outcome of the unanimous Supreme Court decision in the Watergate case that forced Nixon to hand over Oval Office recordings and led to his resignation.

Imagine if he applies that view to Trump?…
There is also a Minnesota Law Review article wherein he muses that “criminal investigations and prosecutions of the president” should be halted until his term is finished.

Do we really believe that we should allow a president to get off scot-free?…
He also suggests that a president should have the authority not only to appoint an independent counsel, but to FIRE one as well.

Do you believe that president Trump should be able to fire Robert Mueller? That he should be able to appoint his own judge?…
Kavanaugh has even posited that if a president believes a law is unconstitutional, he can decline to follow it.

Given the questionable positions the AG’s Office has taken recently regarding aspects of Obamacare, this is extremely troubling.…
Of course, there are also significant policy reasons to oppose Kavanaugh as well, such as his position on refusing to allow a teenager in government detention to have an abortion.…
He has also released very controversial decisions regarding net neutrality, union rights and the Consumer Finance Protection Board as well:………
So, if you oppose Kavanaugh, what can you do? @lawyers4goodgov and @acslaw suggest:

Sign our petition at
Visit, call, email senators-202-224-3121
Host events
Reach out to local radio shows
Submit an op-ed
Use social media
Talk to as many people as you can
If you want to write an op-ed or contact a radio station you can use this handy guide to help, courtesy of @acslaw…
No question, this will be a difficult fight. But so was the battle to save the ACA, and the stakes are just as high. So please, do whatever you can.

And remember: Never give up. Never give in.

Always #resist.

#LawyersResist #L4GG
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