Issue Update

Brett Kavanaugh Poses a Severe Threat to Civil Rights: the Senate Must Reject His Nomination

August 31, 2018

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson issued the following statement on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh:

“This Senate hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination should not go forward. The President is in personal legal jeopardy and only a fraction of Kavanaugh’s record has been produced.  To proceed now threatens the legitimacy of the Senate’s constitutional review and the Supreme Court itself.

What we do know of Judge Kavanaugh’s civil rights record is deeply troubling. His views on voting rights, affirmative action, equal employment, fair housing, and criminal justice could shut the courthouse door on justice for a generation.  Senators need to fight this nomination with everything they have.  There is simply too much at stake.”



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