09.06.18

WTAS: State Officials From Georgia Support Judge Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, state officials and elected leaders from Georgia sent letters to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court:

Governor Nathan Deal: “As Judge Kavanaugh stated in his remarks to the nation, his judicial philosophy is straightforward. He believes a judge must be independent and open-minded and must interpret the law as written. As his record shows, he will interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history, tradition, and precedent. Judge Kavanaugh will adjudicate legal disputes with impartiality, preserving the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law.” (7/25/2018)

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp: “Judge Kavanaugh exhibits all of the personal qualities that we must demand from our Supreme Court justices. He prioritizes his faith and family, raising two school-aged children with his wife, Ashley, and stands as a pillar in his community. In all circumstances, he exudes civility and respect for others. He is a man of unquestionable integrity and values. Throughout his career, Judge Kavanaugh has built consensus, decided cases based on fact and law with no regard for his personal preferences, and shown enduring respect for the text, structure, and authority of our Constitution. I strongly urge Judge Kavanaugh's timely confirmation to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.” (8/2/2018)

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr: “Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will have profound and long-lasting consequences for the people in our States. For too long we have suffered the ill effects of federal overreach as all three branches have at times exceeded the constitutional limits on their authority. Judge Kavanaugh will help reverse that trend by reviewing challenged laws and regulations with an eye to ensuring that all branches of our government act within their constitutionally assigned roles – regardless of which party is in power. A judiciary committed to the fundamental principles enshrined in the Constitution can ensure that the work being done now is safeguarded for decades to come.” (7/12/2018)

27 Georgia State Senators: “The role of a judge in our government is to interpret the law as it is written. Judge Kavanaugh – a fine mind, with impeccable credentials – is uniquely qualified to perform this function. With over 300 published opinions to his credit, a review of his body of work reveals a jurist who is dedicated to preserving the history, text, and structure, as well as the original understanding, of the Constitution. Judge Kavanaugh will make a fine addition to the United States Supreme Court.” (8/27/2018)

5 Georgia State Representatives: “Judge Kavanaugh’s commitment to his community, to mentorship and statesmanship, is unrivaled among American jurists. Judge Kavanaugh has a proven track record of strict constitutionalism. He applies the law as written. He is a judge who will enforce the text, structure and original understanding of the Constitution. Judge Kavanaugh believes ‘the judge’s job is to interpret the law, not to make the law or make policy.’ Rather, he reads statutes as written – mindful of history and tradition. In a time of political division, Judge Kavanaugh is a consensus builder who works with all stakeholders to assess cases based on the law rather than personal preference.” (8/24/2018)

Watch U.S. Senator David Perdue’s floor speech in support of Judge Kavanaugh here.  

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