Skip to comments.CBC Members Firmly Opposed to Trump SCOTUS Pick
Posted on 09/15/2018 3:18:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Senate Judiciary Committee completed four days of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of D.C. Judge Brett Kavanaugh and a vote reportedly will come in about two weeks.
The hearings were marred with protests and demonstrations against Kavanaugh as more than 227 demonstrators were arrested between the Sept. 4 start of the proceedings and the end of testimony Friday, according to Capitol authorities.
On Day 2, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris grilled Kavanaugh on whether he had discussed special counsel Robert Muellers probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election with anyone at the law firm of Kasowitz Benson Torres, which was founded by Trumps personal attorney Marc Kasowitz.
On Day 3, Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker sought the release of a memo on racial profiling, one of thousands received by the committee but labeled Committee Confidential, which allows senators to review but not make public, according to NPR.
The memo was drafted by Kavanaugh during his time in the George W. Bush White House.
Booker attempted to ask Kavanaugh about it during questioning, but Republicans raised a point of order, saying it was unfair to Kavanaugh to be asked to comment on a document he didnt have before him.
Later, Booker said he was making the memo public, despite the possible consequences.
Im going to release the email about racial profiling and I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate, he said.
Also, one day before the hearings ended, members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference where Congress members said President Donald Trumps choice would endanger historically significant legal precedents of importance to African Americans and, more broadly, the balance of inclusive justice itself.
Plain and simple: Courts matter, especially the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, said CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.). But for the Supreme Court, African Americans wouldnt be able to attend integrated schools, buy a home previously owned by a white person, or sleep at certain hotels. This is what is at stake for our community every time a president gets to nominate a Supreme Court justice.
Based on the CBCs review of Kavanaughs record, his jurisprudence would likely make the Supreme Court more conservative than it already is, and threaten policies and protections that allow African Americans and other marginalized communities to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, added Richmond, who joined others at the conference which was live-streamed on Twitter.
Caucus members said theyve spent more than a century fighting to achieve equal protection in America and continue this effort, particularly through the federal courts and the Supreme Court.
Judge Kavanaghs record as a federal judge gives every indication that he lacks respect for well-established precedents and would engage in aggressive judicial activism that could mean the reversal of important decisions that have afforded African Americans a measure of equal citizenship in a nation that has often stood in the way of its pursuit, Richmond said.
Repeatedly, Kavanaugh has demonstrated a lack of respect for the judicial precedents that have ensured equal protection under the law for decades, members said in a letter to Senate leaders. Specifically, he has shown inadequate commitment to legal precedents that protect communities of color, women and, more recently, LGBTQ Americans, they said.
Instead, he has embraced jurisprudence so out of the mainstream of legal thought that even his conservative Republican-appointed judicial colleagues often have not agreed with him, said D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. Although serving on a court with a majority appointed by Republican presidents, Judge Kavanaugh averages a higher number of dissents annually than any other member of the D.C. Circuit Court. Case law precedents and the laws they represent are the contours of our legal system, ensuring that cherished rights are protected.
Further, a judge who so frequently questions key legal precedents endangers the legal framework that has benefited African Americans, she said.
Our substantive concerns, along with the ongoing investigations under special counsel Robert Mueller implicating the president, coupled with this nominees ability to influence the outcome of an appeal, leave us no choice but to strongly urge rejection of Judge Kavanaughs nomination, she said.
Wanna see my shocked face?
Headline should be CBC members told they firmly oppose Trump Court nominees.
""If Obama had announced that black unemployment was at an all time low, the black caucus would have leapt to their feet and erupted into cheers. Their silence last night proves that they do not hold black interests."
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> who so frequently questions key legal precedents
I wish someone would challenge them on this. Some of liberal’s main priorities are overturning SC rulings on speech (Citizen’s United), guns (Heller), unions, voting, and a variety of other “legal precedents”.
When they get on TV ranting about “stare decisis” would it be so hard for someone to ask them where they stand on Citizen’s United? Or Heller? With a little prep before the show they could have clips ready of prominent Dems saying things like “Overturning Citizen’s United is our number one priority”. And if liberals go into how long ago Roe was decided, what about gay marriage - is that on the table since it was more recent than CU or Heller?
It doesn’t need to be done as an attack. It’s a very real and important discussion. People need to be exposed to “theory of government” debates and get beyond the “abortion” or “guns” attacks/scares that politicians and media stick to - we certainly don’t learn “government” in school civics classes.
There’s plenty of “incompetent press” to go along with the “fake press”.
Ya dont say..
Congressional Black Caucus = racists
In the interest of equality and fairness, the CBC should be disbanded. Didn’t the GOP pass the Civil Rights Act so the color of a person’s skin should not be an issue?
Did they really need to say it? PUH-LEEZE. Do Communists like freedom loving America?
Cats firmly opposed to dogs.
Yankees firmly opposed to Red Sox.
Serena Williams firmly opposed to umpires.
In another development, hyenas, and wild crocodiles are firmly opposed to vegetarians..
The Congressional Black Caucus are so far left and deranged that they have long since stooped being relevant to anything.
Satan firmly opposed to Christians.
Their nightmare involves people no longer caring about what the CBC thinks or says.
CBC members have used up the torn and tattered race card.
CBC....Communist Black Caucus.
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