ATPAC will keep an open mind to see how the hearings go before deciding whether or not to support Judg Brett Kavanaugh for SCOTUS. There are many questions around some of his decisions that are concerning. We need another Judge Gorsuch. Let’s see if Kavanaugh stacks up. We don’t need another Kennedy or Roberts masquerading as originalists!
(This page will periodically be updated with pertinent info on Kavanaugh from reliable constitutionally conservative sources.)
Gun Owners of America raised this … And questions remain on whether or not Kavanaugh left open the possibility that some gun controls are permissible, when he said:
“[The Supreme Court left] little doubt that courts are to assess gun bans and regulations based on text, history, and tradition, not by a balancing test such as strict or intermediate scrutiny.” 1
What gun bans Kavanaugh thinks could pass muster remains unclear.
Bryan Fisher of SOLR ”’ …Our reservations about Judge Kavanaugh, in my judgment, are well-founded. We have legitimate reservations about his jurisprudence on religious liberty (he opined that the government might have a “compelling interest” in forcing employers to provide abortifacients), abortion (he wrote that an illegal alien teenager might be deemed to have a “right” to an abortion), and ObamaCare (he provided the legal reasoning that Chief Justice John Roberts used to declare ObamaCare constitutional).
Speaking just for myself, I am most troubled by his view of Supreme Court precedent. Even in his introductory speech at the White House, he declared that he would “interpret the Constitution as written, as informed by history, tradition, and precedent.” If he’d only stopped at “Constitution as written,” I’d have had no problem.
But he once again showed what I believe is a dangerous attachment to the doctrine of stare decisis, the doctrine that legal decisions are to be decided by prior court opinions. The rest of the Court, however, does not seem to share Kavanaugh’s devotion to precedent. The Court has reversed itself well over 200 times in its history. …”