Friday, October 5, 2018

Brett M. Kavanaugh: I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge

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Yes, I was emotional last Thursday. I hope everyone can understand I was there as a son, husband and dad.
I was deeply honored to stand at the White House July 9 with my wife, Ashley, and my daughters, Margaret and Liza, to accept President Trump’s nomination to succeed my former boss and mentor, Justice Anthony Kennedy, on the Supreme Court. My mom, Martha—one of the first women to serve as a Maryland prosecutor and trial judge, and my inspiration to become a lawyer—sat in the audience with my dad, Ed.
That night, I told the American people who I am and what I believe. I talked about my 28-year career as a lawyer, almost all of which has been in public service. I talked about my 12 years as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often called the second most important court in the country, and my five years of service in the White House for President George W. Bush. I talked about my long record of advancing and promoting women, including as a judge—a majority of my 48 law clerks have been women—and as a longtime coach of girls’ basketball teams.
As I explained that night, a good judge must be an umpire—a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no political party, litigant or policy. As Justice Kennedy has stated, judges do not make decisions to reach a preferred result. Judges make decisions because the law and the Constitution compel the result. Over the past 12 years, I have ruled sometimes for the prosecution and sometimes for criminal defendants, sometimes for workers and sometimes for businesses, sometimes for environmentalists and sometimes for coal miners. In each case, I have followed the law. I do not decide cases based on personal or policy preferences. I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge. I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge. I am a pro-law judge.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You were there as a supreme court nominee.

Your statement, that was prepared the night before and not in the heat of the moment, showed that you are not an impartial or independent judge.

Look, I get it. Many men in this country probably have an episode where they sexually assaulted a woman while drunk. That is why Kavanaugh is being supported. Men just simply don't care that Ford was assaulted. Little Donnie Jr and the pres are afraid for the boys in this country! Oh no, whatever will we do when men can't get away with assaulting women anymore . . .