AFJ Action Campaign

Past Campaign: Stop Kavanaugh

Stop Kavanaugh

Join our efforts to stop the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the United States Supreme Court on July 9, 2018.  Kavanaugh’s confirmation would pose an unacceptable risk to many critical legal rights and protections for millions of people in the United States.

We know that Donald Trump had two key litmus tests for Supreme Court nominees: that they be people who would vote to overturn and gut Roe v. Wade and undermine the Affordable Care Act.  Kavanaugh’s record shows that he fits the bill.

In the now-famous “Jane Doe” case, Kavanaugh tried to block an undocumented minor detained by the government from exercising her constitutional right to an abortion, dissenting from the D.C. Circuit opinion allowing her to seek the care she needed.

Kavanaugh believes the president should be above the law, an especially troubling position as investigations into the Trump Administration’s possible collusion with Russia and criminal acts. He has said that the president should have “absolute discretion” to determine whether and when to appoint a special counsel like Robert Mueller. Kavanaugh would be a rubber stamp for Trump’s agenda, not the much-needed check on the executive branch.

We also know that Trump turned to two ultraconservative interest groups, the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, to identify potential Supreme Court nominees.  Kavanaugh’s name was pulled from that list; proof that these groups believe they can rely on him to advance their agendas – not ours.

Our federal courts, especially the Supreme Court, should uphold the rights of all, not just the wealthy and powerful.  This is especially true now, when the Trump Administration is working to roll back decades of progress on civil and human rights.  Real people are suffering every day because of this administration’s policies.  We can’t allow Donald Trump to give a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court to another person who will march in lockstep with his agenda.

Join us as we fight to #StopKavanaugh.

Tools

Click here to download our #StopKavanaugh toolkit.

Posts

Will the Kavanaugh Fight Create New SCOTUS Voters?

There’s a Reason Brett Kavanaugh’s Been Called Trump’s “Get Out of Jail Free Card”

Listen Up: The Kavanaugh Hearings Start Today!

5 Reasons You Should Call Your Senators to #StopKavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh would gut Roe v. Wade and criminalize abortion.

News

10 Questions Judge Kavanaugh Should Answer

How President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Change the U.S.

Progressive groups swing into action against Trump nominee Kavanaugh

Trump’s reality-show Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh: He’s no moderate

Kavanaugh stands to be more than just a reliable vote for the right

How Brett Kavanaugh Could Change the Supreme Court—and America

Withdrawn Nomination Gives Democrats Hope in Brett Kavanaugh Fight

On The Issues

Executive Power

Trump Supreme Court pick: I would ‘put the nail’ in ruling upholding independent counsel

Kavanaugh signaled sitting president couldn’t be indicted

Kavanaugh papers offer new clues into his views on executive power

Why it matters that Kavanaugh questioned a key Watergate ruling

Environment

How Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Would Be a Big Win for Polluters 

Five Examples of Brett Kavanaugh’s Extreme Record on the Environment

Judge Kavanaugh could give conservatives the vote they need to rein in EPA rules on climate change

Healthcare

Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination Threatens Pre-Existing Condition Protections For Millions Of Americans

The fate of the ACA could turn on Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment

LGBTQ Rights

This Is How Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Could Impact LGBTQ Rights

Business & Workers’ Rights

Where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on key business issues

Supreme Court Pick Has Often Favored Employers in Labor Cases