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Tue Jul 10, 2018, 09:42 AM

Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court pick, has sided with broad views of presidential powers

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Kavanaugh is “an unrelenting, unapologetic defender of presidential power”



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Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court pick, has sided with broad views of presidential powers

By Ann E. Marimow July 9 at 10:54 PM [link:ann.marimow@washpost.com|Email the author]

Brett M. Kavanaugh, the federal judge nominated by President Trump on Monday to the Supreme Court, has endorsed robust views of the powers of the president, consistently siding with arguments in favor of broad executive authority during his 12 years on the bench in Washington.

He has called for restructuring the government’s consumer watchdog agency so the president could remove the director and has been a leading defender of the government’s position when it comes to using military commissions to prosecute terrorism suspects.

Kavanaugh is “an unrelenting, unapologetic defender of presidential power” who believes courts can and should actively seek to rein in “large swaths of the current administrative state,” said University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck, who closely follows the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Kavanaugh’s record suggests that if he is confirmed, he would be more to the right than the man he would replace, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, for whom he clerked. Kavanaugh has staked out conservative positions in cases involving gun rights, abortion and the separation of powers.
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Ann Marimow covers legal affairs for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2005 and has covered state government and politics in California, New Hampshire and Maryland. Follow https://twitter.com/amarimow

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 09:48 AM

1. Only when the President is a rightwinger

Apparently.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 12:34 PM

3. Bingo

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 10:07 AM

2. Every Senator should be compelled to reject him now

When they know he's being installed by a corrupt, treasonous criminal trump, and only to protect him , and put him above the rule of law. If they don't they are complicit and should be charged with being a co-conspirator of organized crimes. I know I won't vote for mine, Ted Cruz , who can't be ever trusted either and is corrupt like trump, and a serial liar too.

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