President Donald Trump announced on July 9th, 2018, his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), issued the following statement:

“This nomination is a turning point for our country. We have litigated racial discrimination issues at the Supreme Court since 1940, and Justice Kennedy’s replacement could transform that institution in a way that we have never seen before, jeopardizing the progress we have achieved over the last 78 years. The very integrity of our justice system and the rule of law are at stake—and we cannot afford to approach this nomination as business as usual.”

Read our full report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record. 

Read the Nomination Background on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. 

Read the Executive Summary of our report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record. 

Read a Supplementary Report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record.

The American people will be affected for generations if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. LDF has released a comprehensive report on Judge Kavanaugh’s publicly available record, but his full record has yet to be examined.

Sign the petition  to tell your senators to #StopKavanaugh.


Read our full statement here.

Read a pdf of our statement here.

Read a blog post on what’s at stake here.

Read a joint statement with six civil rights organizations here.

Listen to a press call with LDF’s Janai Nelson on Judge Kavanaugh’s record on voting rights here.

Read a blog post on the need for Senators to have access to Judge Kavanaugh’s rull record here.

Read a statement on the scheduling of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing without releasing his full record here

Read a statement from civil rights leaders calling for full examination of Judge Kavanaugh’s record and request for meeting with Senate Leadership here.

Public Documents:

  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire.