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SCOTUS Brief Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Here’s the news you need to know on this Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

1. Former White House counsel blasts Senate Democrats documents dance
Democrats say they need even more documents than the White House has offered from Kavanaugh’s days in the Executive branch. That is absurd.

Yielding to the Democrats’ demands would involve an unprecedented waiver of executive privilege. Because unlike other White House personnel who serve a more peripheral role in the president’s administration of the executive branch, the staff secretary manages every paper that comes across the president’s desk — not just the ones he ultimately signs, but also draft orders, letters, memoranda, and other documents that never see the light of day. Subjecting all of these deliberative documents to public scrutiny would chill communications between future presidents and their staff, which could be disastrous for the country.

http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/399765-senate-democrats-should-meet-with-judge-kavanaugh


2. Kavanaugh’s record of clear and disciplined writing could prove to be one of his best traits
Asking whether or not a judge can write well may seem far less interesting than asking what conclusions they will reach. But the dynamics at play in this particular nomination make it such that Kavanaugh’s record of clear and disciplined writing may be one of the most influential traits he brings to the Court.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/briankmiller/2018/07/31/how-judge-kavanaughs-clear-and-disciplined-writing-will-affect-the-supreme-court/#5286bcb63e9e

3. When nothing else works, Democrats resort to scare tactics
…it’s no wonder that Democrats want to talk about anyone but Kavanaugh. They want to look at anything but his judicial record. That’s not only the best evidence for the kind of justice he would be, but it is already publicly available for anyone to examine.

https://www.heritage.org/courts/commentary/5-absurd-excuses-the-left-using-delay-brett-kavanaugh

4. Women for Kavanaugh bus tour to hit eight key states pushing confirmation
Concerned Women for America’s “Women for Kavanaugh” bus tour will kick off next week in Des Moines, Iowa, with the goal of encouraging female voters to reach out to their senators, voicing support for the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. … The women will travel Aug. 8 through 21, visiting Iowa, West Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, South Dakota, North Dakota and Alabama, according to the press release.

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/1/women-kavanaugh-bus-tour-hit-eight-key-states-push/

5. Letter: Senator Donnelly, Hoosiers want Kavanaugh confirmed
I was happy to see that Sen. Donnelly has agreed to meet with Judge Kavanaugh, one of only a few Democratic senators that have even agreed to take a meeting with him.  Following this meeting and a review of his many impressive decisions on the D.C. Circuit, will Sen. Donnelly follow the will of Hoosiers and vote “yes” for the immensely qualified Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next justice of the Supreme Court? Or will he take his orders from Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren in Washington? “

https://www.jconline.com/story/news/opinion/letters/2018/07/31/letter-hoosiers-want-kavanaugh-confirmed-supreme-court/871809002/