July 9, 2018

“In nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, President Trump has once again delivered on his promise to send a fair and independent constitutionalist judge to our nation’s highest court. Kavanaugh is a man of integrity with a distinguished legal career that involves more than a decade of textual jurisprudence on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most prestigious benches in the country. The American people want another great Justice like Neil Gorsuch; in Judge Kavanaugh, they have gotten him. The Senate should swiftly confirm him.” Ashley McGuire is a Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association.

“By nominating Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump has delivered on his promise to millions of Americans who made the Supreme Court a top priority when they voted in 2016.  With Judge Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court will have another jurist in the mold of Justice Gorsuch, one who is fair, independent and can be counted on to stick closely to the text of our laws and defend our Constitution. Fidelity to the Constitution is the surest way to protect our freedom, especially our first freedom of religion, and Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated he will do so. The Senate should act to quickly confirm him.” Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie is a Policy Advisor for The Catholic Association. 

“We applaud President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Over the past 12 years sitting as a judge on the D.C. Circuit court of appeals – one of the most important appellate courts in the country — Judge Kavanaugh has shown himself to be a defender of the Constitution and the rule of law.  Kavanaugh knows the important role and boundaries of judicial precedent and the need for judicial restraint.  A great protector of religious freedom, Judge Kavanaugh keenly observed during oral argument earlier this year that the DC transit authority’s categorical refusal to allow the Washington Archdiocese to promote it’s “Find the Perfect Gift” campaign was “pure discrimination.”  Similar to President Trump’s selection of Neil Gorsuch last year, the president’s choice of Judge Brett Kavanaugh promises another great Supreme Court justice who will faithfully serve the country and the Constitution.  We urge the senate to put partisan politics aside and promptly confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.” Andrea Picciotti-Bayer is Legal Advisor for The Catholic Association Foundation.