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6 Ways Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Could Threaten Latinos
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6 Ways Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Could Threaten Latinos

Author Angel Mendez-Flores discusses Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh's judicial record on immigration, reproductive rights, health care, voting rights, and other issues, as well as the threat it poses to the Latino community.

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  • Angel Mendez-Flores

A recent Quinnipiac poll revealed that Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee, has the lowest favorability ratings of any nominee to the United States Supreme Court since Harriet Miers, whose nomination to the Supreme Court was withdrawn by President GW Bush in 2005. While this poll finds that most African American voters are opposed to Kavanaugh’s nomination, Latinx voters are lukewarm toward Kavanaugh or have no opinion on the nomination—this despite the fact that his confirmation to the Supreme Court could bring disastrous consequences for the Latinx community.

Kavanaugh’s judicial record clearly suggests that he will use his position on the nation’s highest court to limit, and potentially reverse, many rights and protections that Latinxs currently enjoy in areas such as immigration, reproductive rights, health care, education, criminal justice, and voting rights.

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Angel Mendez-Flores