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Confirming Kavanaugh Would be a Disaster for Workers and People in Poverty
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Confirming Kavanaugh Would be a Disaster for Workers and People in Poverty

Authors Jeremy Slevin and Jake Faleschini discuss Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh's pro-business ruling record and why his confirmation would be a disaster for American workers and impoverished communities.

Authors

  • Jeremy Slevin
  • Jake Faleschini

By now, most of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s decisions and speeches have been pored over by both advocates and reporters. But comparatively little attention has been paid to a posture that has defined Kavanaugh’s legal career: a consistent willingness to side with the rich and the powerful over the most vulnerable members of society.

While retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy generally has a pro-business voting record, he has often broken with the conservative wing of the court on civil rights cases and issues of environmental law. At times, this led Kennedy to rule in favor of civil rights and against powerful interests.

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Authors

Jeremy Slevin

Director of Antipoverty Advocacy

Jake Faleschini

Director, Federal Courts Program