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Thu Jul 5, 2018, 04:23 PM

Raymond Kethledge - potential SCOTUS justice [View all]

I've done the Top 3 picks - Kavanaugh, Kethledge, and Barrett. ALL 3 would - given the chance - vote to overturn Roe v Wade or severely curtail a woman's right to choose. Anyone pretending otherwise is FOS. Any of the three will lie if asked about Roe v Wade during a confirmation hearing - waffling (lying) their answer to appear open. Giving a non-answer instead of the truth.

Raymond Kethledge

1 - Appointed by anti-choice President George W. Bush (and Bush is anti-woman - if you're anti-choice, you're anti-woman. You either agree women have the right to make reproductive choices or you don't - and if you don't, you're telling me that you get to make my choices for me and that I don't matter.)

2 - He was the Judiciary Committee counsel for anti-choice Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI) while Sen. Abraham was pushing for the Federal Abortion Ban.

3 - He supported the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito; Alito became the fifth vote to uphold the constitutionality of the Federal Abortion Ban.

4 - Kethledge has contributed to anti-choice candidates and elected officials including Spencer Abraham, George W. Bush, Joe Knollenberg, and Keith Butler.

5 - Kethledge is active in the conservative, anti-choice Federalist Society.

Kethledge is a strong "originalist" - the same as the died-way-too-late Scalia. Kethledge is also a hardcore "religious liberty" judge. Yes, that would be "religious liberty" as defined by the religious right.

Kethledge is also a challenger of the "administrative state'" - meaning regulatory agencies/social services - meaning he would rather dismantle the power of regulatory agencies - like what Pruitt did to the EPA and what Trump will continue to do with his next appointment.

If you reverse all regulatory actions that serve the people, you end up with Trump world - where the EPA now thinks clean water is overrated. Now apply that thinking to all social service agencies that regulate and serve the greater good. (USDA, Civil Rights offices within agencies and offices of government, etc..)

Kethledge is exactly like Gorsuch in that regard. Both Gorsuch and Kethledge believe the "Chevron" standard - "which requires that courts defer to agency interpretations of federal law" - gives too much power to agencies like the EPA to regulate what businesses and people do.

Amy Coney Barrett

Brett Kavanaugh

OK. I'm done now.

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