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Like Trump, Brett Kavanaugh would protect the rights of the wealthy and powerful over the rights of all – a fact verified by his prominence on Trump’s short list of potential nominees. #StopKavanaugh #WhatsAtStake

The 88K pages of Kavanaugh records released over the weekend? More than 40K were from Ginni Thomas (Justice Clarence Thomas' wife) promoting Heritage Foundation events. How, exactly, is this helping senators and the public better understand Kavanaugh's record? #WhatAreTheyHiding

BREAKING: Over the weekend, we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents related to @realDonaldTrump's SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. #SaveSCOTUS https://t.co/rH3KvJLzdM

#WhatsAtStake with this #SCOTUS nomination? Brett Kavanaugh is a threat to the right of women to make their own health care decisions and is a direct threat to the Affordable Care Act. He does not belong on the U.S. Supreme Court. #SaveSCOTUS #StopKavanaugh

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If Republicans truly have nothing to hide, they will #ReleaseTheRecords – ALL of them. Senators must put country over party and refuse to set different standards of transparency for Supreme Court nominees. #WhatAreTheyHiding

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Americans must understand where Kavanaugh stands on all critical issues - and releasing his White House records before scheduling any hearings is the only way we can. So why are some Senators refusing to #ReleaseTheRecords? #WhatAreTheyHiding?

Read this thread from @SenatorDurbin about the partisan Kavanaugh records production process. Then continue asking: #WhatAreTheyHiding?

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Hearings for Kavanaugh Set Before Senators and Public Have Opportunity to Review His White House Records

“One of the most important roles of the Senate is to consider nominees to the Supreme Court, and this responsibility is even more important right now. The process for considering Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination needs to be independent, guided by transparency, honesty, and rigor, given all that is at stake for our rights and freedoms. The …

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National Archives Must Release Kavanaugh’s Full White House Record

““This nomination process has been the most partisan and most reckless ever. Chairman Grassley is seeking only a narrow set of Kavanaugh’s record as a political appointee to the George W. Bush White House, hiding three years of his work in the administration. Even with that limited request, the National Archives has said it will …

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The People Deserve to See Kavanaugh’s Full Record

“Today, Chairman Chuck Grassley issued a partisan letter requesting a narrow set of Brett Kavanaugh’s record rather than a bipartisan request like has been done before requesting all of a Supreme Court nominee’s record. When Elena Kagan was nominated, Chuck Grassley and others like Jeff Sessions and John Cornyn insisted on seeing all of her …

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In Second #SaveSCOTUS Video, Civil and Human Rights Coalition Says #StopKavanaugh

“The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights released a video today in response to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference, highlights the Senate’s duty to put country over party and reject Kavanaugh’s nomination The video details the threat Kavanaugh poses to American civil and human rights, …

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100+ Civil, Human Rights Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Brett Kavanaugh

“The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of our laws and Constitution, and its rulings dramatically impact our rights and freedoms. Every Supreme Court vacancy is significant, but the stakes could not be higher in deciding who will replace Justice Kennedy – who served as the deciding vote in nearly all the momentous cases of …

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Brett Kavanaugh is Unfit to Serve on Supreme Court

“Brett Kavanaugh is a direct threat to our civil and human rights and is unfit to serve on our nation’s highest court. Like President Trump, he would protect the rights of the wealthy and powerful over the rights of all – a fact verified by his prominence on Trump’s vaunted short list of potential nominees. …

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Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Supreme Court Nomination

Following President Trump’s announcement of his intent to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Alliance for Justice, and People For the American Way hosted a telephone press briefing with other civil rights leaders to discuss the …

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Statement on the Retirement of Justice Kennedy

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the announcement that Justice Kennedy plans to retire at the end of the current Supreme Court term

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How a Supreme Court Shaped by Trump Could Restrict Access to Abortion

“President Trump has pledged to appoint Supreme Court justices who will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was a cautious supporter of abortion rights. With his departure and the addition of a second Trump appointee, the Supreme Court would have a …

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Kavanaugh’s ‘Predictable Decisions’

“Opposition by some liberal civil-rights groups similarly ignores Kavanaugh’s record. A letter led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, for example, says that he would “undermine many of our core rights and legal protections.” But in Ayissi-Etoh v. Fannie Mae (2013), Kavanaugh not only joined in allowing a discrimination claim by a …

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Republicans schedule Kavanaugh hearings, despite lack of documents

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement on Friday, “Republicans’ mad rush to hold this hearing after unilaterally deciding to block nearly all of Judge Kavanaugh’s records from public release is further evidence that they are hiding important information from the American people, and continues to raise the question, ‘What are they …

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‘No Integrity, No Respect for the Constitution, No Regard for Our Rights’

“With our most fundamental rights — and health — at stake, the United States Senate is putting politics ahead of its constitutional duty by expediting its hearings on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Beginning the hearing on September 4, well before the National Archives can produce Kavanaugh’s records from his time at …

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Ahead of Announced Kavanaugh Hearing, HRC Asks Chairman Grassley: “What Are You Hiding?”

“During his time in the Bush White House, Brett Kavanaugh almost certainly was involved with numerous legal and policy issues that impact the lives and rights of LGBTQ people, including hate crimes legislation, non-discrimination protections for federal workers, and a proposed Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in every state.” Read full statement here

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Family Equality Council Condemns Decision to Hold Hearings on Kavanaugh Nomination Before Records Are Released

“The importance of the Senate’s role in advising and consenting to a President’s nominee to the Supreme Court cannot be overstated. The process is generally methodical and thoughtful, to examine a nominee’s history and writings in order to ensure that he or she is well suited to a lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court, …

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Republican Leaders Put Kavanaugh on a Dangerous Fast Track to End Roe v. Wade, Affordable Healthcare, and LGBTQ Equality

“Republicans and Democrats alike are entitled to review Brett Kavanaugh’s entire record before he comes before the Senate Judiciary Committee. There is too much at stake to fast-track a nominee who will jeopardize affordable healthcare, access to safe and legal abortion, and LGBTQ equality. Protecting our courts is a two-party job, and the American people …

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Did Kavanaugh’s ‘one race’ assertion signal a vote against racial preferences?

“The high court later struck down the Hawaii voting restriction in an opinion by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. But Kennedy—whom Kavanaugh would replace—also provided the tiebreaking vote two years ago in a decision upholding a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas. Vanita Gupta, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, …

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Sierra Club Statement On Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Dates

“In an unprecedented move, Sen. Grassley scheduled the hearings before Kavanaugh’s records have been released. Kavanaugh spent over five years in the White House under President George W. Bush, first as White House Counsel and then as Staff Secretary, and has more than 4 million documents in his record from that time. To date, Sen. …

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PFAW Statement on GOP Scheduling Kavanaugh Hearing without Full Record: “Their Corruption and Hypocrisy is Mind Boggling

“Today’s scheduling of Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing is just the latest shameful example of Senate Republicans changing long-established institutional norms and practices to advance their extreme agenda. Nothing could be more central to the Senate’s constitutional role than the thorough vetting of a Supreme Court nominee for a lifetime seat on the Court.  Yet Senate Republicans, …

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