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American Women Need to See the Full Paper Trail of Brett Kavanaugh
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American Women Need to See the Full Paper Trail of Brett Kavanaugh

Author Shilpa Phadke discusses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's troubling paper trail and its implications on the future of Roe v. Wade.

The decades-long goal of the anti-choice movement to gut and overturn Roe v. Wade has never been closer to reality. Conservative justices have used smokescreens to hide their positions on women’s rights, without a single one admitting their position openly. That’s why President Trump and Senate Republicans are so determined to quickly ram through a nominee who would tip the balance of the Supreme Court and finish the job, all with one last act of obfuscation.

But this time, there is too much at stake to rely on rhetoric and assurances of respect for “precedence.” Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) may be on a mission to cherry pick how much the public is entitled to know of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept it. We have to learn as much as we can about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record and motivations.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

Shilpa Phadke

Vice President, Women's Initiative

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