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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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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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Senate Recess: Organizations Announce Wave of Grassroots Opposition to Kavanaugh’s Nomination

“Today, organizations representing millions of supporters and concerned constituents nationwide announced a wave of grassroots opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination while the Senate is home for recess. Speakers from Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Protect Our Care, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Iowa Citizen Action Network, Alliance for Justice, and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights detailed …

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Civil Rights Leaders and Senators Discuss #WhatsAtStake for LGBTQ Rights in SCOTUS Fight

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights hosted a telephone press briefing with civil rights leaders and senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today to discuss what’s at stake for LGBTQ rights in the Supreme Court vacancy and nomination process. The speakers emphasized how nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s troubling record on health care, …

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Confirmation of Kavanaugh Protégé Britt Grant Poses Threat to Civil and Human Rights

“Ms. Grant’s confirmation continues the Senate Republicans’ packing of our federal courts with Trump loyalists and ideologues. Grant earned a place on Trump’s Supreme Court short list because of her troubling history of challenging voting rights, LGBTQ rights, labor rights, women’s access to health care, environmental protections, and gun safety. She shares these ideological views …

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In Video Op-Ed, Vanita Gupta Discusses #WhatsAtStake in SCOTUS Fight

In the wake of Justice Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Vanita Gupta discusses the significance of the vacancy and what’s at stake.

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Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Implications of Justice Kennedy Retirement

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other organizations today hosted a telephone press briefing on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Civil rights leaders outlined what’s at stake in the wake of his retirement, the need for an independent and fair-minded justice, and the importance of opposing any nominee …

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