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Kavanaugh's role in ObamaCare's survival fiercely debated by conservatives
FoxNews ^ | July 9, 2018 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 07/09/2018 12:14:04 PM PDT by Innovative

Did Judge Brett Kavanaugh write the roadmap for saving ObamaCare?

That question has dwelled at the center of passionate debate in the conservative legal community for days as Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge in the District of Columbia, finds himself as one of President Trump’s four finalists for a place on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The allegation from conservative critics is rooted in a 2011 ObamaCare case where Kavanaugh dissented against the ruling but acknowledged that the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate provision” could fit “comfortably within Congress’ Taxing Clause power.”

Kavanaugh's detractors say that language helped provide the roadmap for the Supreme Court to uphold the mandate a year later.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: abortion; aca; anthonykennedy; bethesda; brettkavanaugh; districtofcolumbia; kavanaugh; kennethstarr; marthagamble; maryland; obamacare; roevswade; roevwade; romancatholic; romancatholicism; scotus; staredecisis; trump; trumpscotus; vincentfoster
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My opinion: No Kavenaugh.

I hope Trump will consider everything in his final choice.

1 posted on 07/09/2018 12:14:04 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Agreed.


2 posted on 07/09/2018 12:18:44 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Innovative

Conservatives shoot their own

A law is presented before the court. Good judges rule on the law not on what you want


3 posted on 07/09/2018 12:23:36 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Nifster

If he wrote one word justfying ObamaCare’s personal mandate, he is not a constitutionalist and not fit for the Sumpreme Court.


4 posted on 07/09/2018 12:26:58 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: Innovative

I’m starting to think that all 3 remaining names are going to wind up being Centrists... so we are still at 4/2/3, until Ginsburg and Breyer leave.


5 posted on 07/09/2018 12:28:29 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Innovative

Plus he was the judge in the Vince Foster Case...you know...Hitlery Clinton’s one of dozens of murders aka Arkancide?


6 posted on 07/09/2018 12:31:31 PM PDT by beergarden
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To: Innovative

Strike one judge off the candidate list.


7 posted on 07/09/2018 12:38:51 PM PDT by Brian Griffin
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To: Innovative

They’ve all been educated by leftists and they know how to keep their private feelings private.

This presents a great danger.

I hope Trump does better than Manafort and Rosenstein this time.


8 posted on 07/09/2018 12:42:38 PM PDT by Brian Griffin
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To: GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run

Why not find the case, read the arguments, and then read the decisions?

Guessing and speculating is so very left wing


9 posted on 07/09/2018 2:00:41 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run

“Walker argued that Kavanaugh’s “hypothetical discussion” about the Taxing Clause has been misinterpreted and is actually “a roadmap to the conclusion reached by the dissenters—that the individual mandate is unconstitutional under the Taxing Clause.”

“I am very familiar with that opinion, because I served as Kennedy’s law clerk that term,” Walker said. “I can tell you with certainty that the only justices following a roadmap from Brett Kavanaugh were the ones who said Obamacare was unconstitutional.””


10 posted on 07/09/2018 2:23:57 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Nifster

Not buying it. We don’t need another Ivy Leaguer. Those elitists have already done enough damage.


11 posted on 07/09/2018 3:09:42 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: Nifster; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

what Nifster said:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3669569/posts?page=10#10


12 posted on 07/09/2018 3:16:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Innovative; onedoug; beergarden; Brian Griffin
Also on Kavanaugh

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Trump Court Prospect Accepted Assumption That Illegal Caught at Border Has Right to Abortion in U.S.

cnsnews.com ^

Posted on ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2018‎ ‎6‎:‎50‎:‎01‎ ‎PM by a little elbow grease

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(CNSNews.com) - (snip) --- Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by President George W. Bush, accepted the assumption in a dissenting opinion he filed last October in the case of Garza v. Hargan that a teenage illegal alien caught at the border and put in detention has a right to an abortion in the United States.

At the same time, Kavanaugh conceded that “this case presents a new situation not yet directly confronted by the Supreme Court.”

Kavanaugh argued that in saying the illegal alien teen had a right to abortion in the United States he was accepting the government’s assumption regarding existing Supreme Court precedents.

Kavanaugh did say that the majority of the appeals court was mistaken in saying the illegal alien had “a right to immediate abortion on demand.” [Emphasis added.] He argued the government could delay the abortion while seeking to find the illegal alien a sponsor.

13 posted on 07/09/2018 3:58:12 PM PDT by a little elbow grease (Zip ties and duct tape are far more productive than pussy hats and #metoo tweets)
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Remember, Kavanaugh helped Clintons by intimidating Vince Foster witness

Brett Kavanaugh --

http://www.dcdave.com/article5/070909.htm ---

Intimidation of Patrick Knowlton (Fort Marcy Park Witness) “ As a last resort, Knowlton prepared a "Report of Witness Tampering" and took it personally to the Office of the Independent Counsel. "It was their responsibility, at the very least, to find out who leaked word of his subpoena," notes Evans-Pritchard. According to Evans-Pritchard, John Bates responded by calling security and having Knowlton removed from the building.

Perhaps the most telling indication of Starr's attitude toward Knowlton is the humiliating cross-examination to which this brave man was subjected before the grand jury. Knowlton says that he was "treated like a suspect." Prosecutor Brett Kavanaugh appeared to be trying to imply that Knowlton was a homosexual who was cruising Fort Marcy Park for sex. Regarding the suspicious Hispanic-looking man he had seen guarding the park entrance, Kavanaugh asked, Did he "pass you a note?" Did he "touch your genitals?"

Knowlton flew into a rage at Kavanaugh's insinuations. Evans-Pritchard writes that several African American jurors burst into laughter at the spectacle, rocking "back and forth as if they were at a Baptist revival meeting. Kavanaugh was unable to reassert his authority. The grand jury was laughing at him. The proceedings were out of control."

It was at that point, reports Evans-Pritchard, that Patrick Knowlton was finally compelled to confront the obvious: "the Office of the Independent Counsel was itself corrupt." (pp. 106-107)”

14 posted on 07/09/2018 4:01:13 PM PDT by a little elbow grease (Zip ties and duct tape are far more productive than pussy hats and #metoo tweets)
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To: GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run

Tough. You are incorrect and his law clerk gave every reason why

Cherry picking what you want and twisting it is chicken crap


15 posted on 07/09/2018 4:18:15 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Nifster

We don’t need another elitist Ivy Leagurer as they’ve nearly destroyed the Country already! Loop


16 posted on 07/09/2018 4:34:00 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: Innovative
Let's skip the Empire of propaganda behind the canards.

According to some articles here and there, Leo provided the list of potential nominees and has some influence over who was selected. If the Trump Administration listens to Leo, with the influence that feminism has in Leo's demographic, it will be Barrett.

Leonard Leo
Wikipedia
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Career
Leo served as National Co-Chairman of Catholic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, and as the 2004 Bush presidential campaign's Catholic Strategist...Leo organized efforts in support of the John Roberts and Samuel Alito U.S. Supreme Court confirmations...Leo has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post.[8][9][10] He is a board member of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.



17 posted on 07/09/2018 4:37:26 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Innovative
[Little correction here.]

Let's have a look at the Empire of propaganda behind the canards. Over the years, I've seen more than enough evidence of this.

According to some articles here and there, Leo provided the list of potential nominees and has some influence over who was selected. If the Trump Administration listens to Leo, with the influence that feminism has in Leo's demographic, it will be Barrett.

Leonard Leo
Wikipedia
[Excerpt:]
Career
Leo served as National Co-Chairman of Catholic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, and as the 2004 Bush presidential campaign's Catholic Strategist...Leo organized efforts in support of the John Roberts and Samuel Alito U.S. Supreme Court confirmations...Leo has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post.[8][9][10] He is a board member of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.



18 posted on 07/09/2018 4:38:45 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: a little elbow grease

Wow. As I suspected, Kavanaugh is a mental midget AND a Clinton stooge.


19 posted on 07/09/2018 4:54:39 PM PDT by beergarden
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To: Innovative

Fox News now reporting that Kavanaugh will be the pick.They said his name has been cleared off the docket for upcoming cases on the DC circuit. If it’s Kavanaugh he’s caved to the Deep Staters and ignored all the slimey crap the crook has did in all his years of being a Bushie. If it’s Kavanaugh he’s ingnored all the concerns of conservatives. Kavanaugh has said time and again that Roe v, Wade is settled law. Ain’t nothing changing with the establishment cronie Kavanaugh.


20 posted on 07/09/2018 4:57:52 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Man without God descends into madness")
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