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Here’s the news you need to know on this Monday, July 30, 2018.
1. Polling in states including West Virginia show strong support for Kavanaugh
JCN released fresh polling from North Star Opinion Research (Whit Ayres) early last week that found that:
- A majority of voters (55% to 30%) in West Virginia say that the U.S. Senate should confirm Kavanaugh.
- Additionally, independents strongly favor confirmation by a margin of 59% to 23% in West Virginia.
2. In advance of Sen. Manchin’s meeting this afternoon with Judge Kavanaugh, Judicial Crisis Network’s Chief Counsel and Policy Director Carrie Severino released a statement
“Will Senator Manchin stand with the people of West Virginia in supporting President Trump’s extraordinarily qualified Supreme Court nominee, or will he stand with the extremists in his party like Chuck Schumer?” – Carrie Severino
3. West Virginia statewide radio talk show host predicts Manchin will vote for Brett Kavanaugh
WATCH: Gayle Trotter of the Judicial Crisis Network joins Hoppy Kercheval to preview Senator Manchin’s meeting with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
4. Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia writes that Judge Kavanaugh is fit to serve on the Supreme Court
Accountability to the American people is diminished when unelected judges pursue their own policy goals. If we are truly looking for a fair umpire, then a nominee with Judge Kavanaugh’s strong record of applying the text of the Constitution and the law should be confirmed with overwhelming support.
5. Rand Paul tweets his support and vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh
6. Brett Kavanaugh is no fan of increased executive power
. . . Kavanaugh has demonstrated is that he is a textualist with a deep respect for the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers as the best protection of our liberty. The best example of this is Kavanaugh’s writings on how much deference the courts should grant to the executive branch agencies or, as they have come to be called, the administrative state.