It's Kavanaugh: Discussing the next SCOTUS justice - Rundown 7/9/18

On Monday evening, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to be the next justice of the Supreme Court.

Liberals are on a sheer panic, with CNN's chief legal pundit, Jeffrey Toobin, saying he believes the result will be that abortion will be illegal in half of the country in 18 months. I think that's utterly ridiculous.

As with any judge -- and as with any person looking at a judge's record -- there are things to like and dislike within Kavanaugh's record, which is longer than the record of any of the 3 other apparent finalists. 

We'll talk with some great guests about the choice, including Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union (Matt knows Kavanaugh personally), and John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation. If you miss any of the interviews, they'll all be up here on the blog shortly after they happen.

Here are some interesting articles about Kavanaugh's record and what some think of him as a choice (not all positive):

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/09/brett-kavanaugh-track-record-675294

https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/07/scotus-shortlister-brett-kavanaugh-on-ob

https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/09/brett-kavanaugh-justin-amash-supreme-cou

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/george-w-bush-praises-trump-for-outstanding-supreme-court-pick

The far-left, especially those senators who have presidential ambitions were out there quickly opposing Kavanaugh. Cory Booker (NJ) described it as Trump's get-out-of-jail-free card:

Elizabeth Warren was also on MSNBC but I can't bear the idea of posting her on this page.

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