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.
- Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire.
- Lauretta Charlton, What to Know About Kavanaugh’s Record on Civil Rights, The New York Times (September 6, 2018)
- Associated Press, Members of Congressional Black Caucus Urge Senate to Reject Kavanaugh (September 6, 2018)
- Ellis Kim, Inside the Kavanaugh Hearing Room, Legal Luminaries and Protests Grab Attention, National Law Journal (September 5, 2018)
- Jess Bravin, Brett Kavanaugh’s Complicated History with Racial Preferences, The Wall Street Journal (September 4, 2018)
- Irin Carmon, Why Aren’t Democrats Waging an All-Out War to Stop Kavanaugh’s Confirmation? Daily Intelligencer (September 4, 2018)
- Eva Paterson, Kavanaugh Will Undermine Progress Made on Justice for All, San Francisco Chronicle (September 4, 2018)
- Robert Wilson, Kavanaugh’s Views on Civil Rights, USA Herald (September 2, 2018)
- CBS News/Associated Press, Inside Kavanaugh’s Record on Civil Rights Issues (August 31, 2018)
- Jesse J. Holland and Tammy Webber, Kavanaugh’s Civil Rights Views Studied Ahead of Confirmation, The Washington Post (August 31, 2018)
- Chicago Crusader, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Releases Detailed Report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Record (August 30, 2018)
- Susan Knopf, Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Would Erode Checks and Balances, Summit Daily (August 21, 2018)
- Ann E. Marimow, Brett Kavanaugh Once Predicted ‘One Race’ In the Eyes of Government. Would He End Affirmative Action?, The Washington Post (August 7, 2018)
- S.E. Williams, Civil Rights Leaders Give a Resounding “No!” to Kavanaugh, Black Voice News (August 1, 2018)
- Todd Ruger, Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh’s Responses Reveal Views, Roll Call (July 23, 2018)
- Mark Walsh, Where Does High Court Nominee Stand on Affirmative Action? Here Are Some Clues, Education Week (July 20, 2018)
- Noah Griffin, Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Will Echo Past Judicial Battles, Marin Independent Journal (July 20, 2018)
- Clint Confehr, Kavanaugh Threatens Civil Rights, Protects Trump from Mueller Investigation, The Tennessee Tribune (July 12, 2018)
- Donna Owens, Black Women Come Out in Droves to Protest Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Essence (July 12, 2018)
- Eugene Scott, Civil Rights Organizations Are Worried About Brett Kavanaugh’s Potential Impact on Racial Issues, The Washington Post (July 11, 2018)
- Darren Sands, Black Civil Rights Leaders Promise An Organized Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination, Buzzfeed News (July 11, 2018)
- Travis Andersen, Kavanaugh Will Be ‘A Disaster for the Country’ if Confirmed to the Supreme Court, Says Harvard Law Prof, Boston Globe (July 11, 2018)
- Darren Sands, Black Civil Rights Leaders Promise an Organized Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination, Buzzfeed (July 11, 2018)
- Darren Sands, National Civil Rights Groups Are Holding An “Emergency” SCOTUS Briefing, Buzzfeed News (July 10, 2018)
- Mark Hrywna, Progressives Gear Up For SCOTUS Nominee Fight, The Nonprofit Times (July 10, 2018)
- Natalie Gontcharova, All 34 Official Nods For Brett Kavanaugh Were By Men. Here’s What 34 Women Think, Refinery 29 (July 10, 2018)
- Tess Bonn, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund Official: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh ‘Needs to Comply with the Rule of Law’, The Hill (July 10, 2018)
- Lydia Wheeler, Kavanaugh Offers Lengthy Judicial Record Ahead of Bitter Confirmation Fight, The Hill (July 9, 2018)
- Soraya Ferdman, 5 Ways You Can Fight Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Mashable (July 9, 2018)
- Frederick H. Low, Justice Kennedy’s Replacement Has Some Blacks Worried, Louisiana Weekly (July 9, 2018)
- Sherrilyn Ifill, Will Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Uphold the 14th Amendment?, Politico (July 08, 2018)
- Caleb Gayle, Supreme Court Pick Could Put 40 Years of Affirmative Action Precedent at Risk, The Guardian (UK) (July 7, 2018)
- Benjamin Wermund, No Record on Affirmative Action From Trump’s Possible SCOTUS Picks, Politico (July 6, 2018)