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PLF applauds nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Arlington, Virginia; July 9, 2018: Pacific Legal Foundation praised the qualifications and fitness of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States following his nomination by President Trump today.

“Judge Kavanaugh is incredibly well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and in his 12 years on the federal bench, he has demonstrated the right approach to judging,” said Todd Gaziano, Pacific Legal Foundation’s Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research. “When they are faithful to the Constitution’s text and original public meaning, judges like Kavanaugh play a vital role in protecting individual rights, including freedom of speech, economic liberty, property rights, and other guarantees of freedom. Justices on the Supreme Court who carefully enforce the Constitution’s protections also ensure the other branches observe the proper separation of powers when they write laws and regulations and take other executive actions.”

“Americans expect judges to enforce the text and original understanding of the Constitution and statutes, but none of us can predict how they will rule in future cases. Indeed, we do not want judges who will pre-judge outcomes in cases not yet before them,” Gaziano continued. “Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a proper approach to his judicial duties which limits personal bias and upholds the rule of law. He has also shown a special understanding of and commitment to the Constitution’s structural limits that were designed to protect individual liberty.”

PLF has won 10 cases before the Supreme Court, and it is directly representing clients in two cases that will be argued during the first week of the High Court’s next term in early October: Knick v. Scott Township, PA, and Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service.

About Pacific Legal Foundation
Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) is the nation’s leading public interest legal organization devoted to preserving individual rights. Since 1973, donor-supported PLF has successfully litigated for limited government, private property rights, and economic liberty in the nation’s highest courts.


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