People for the American Way reports:
The Senate Judiciary Committee just held a hearing on President Bush's nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the most powerful federal court other than the U.S. Supreme Court – often the last word on federal agency activities as the Supreme Court reviews so few lower court decisions. As Kavanaugh heads toward the Senate floor, let your senators know why the nomination should be rejected.
Kavanaugh is a right-wing political activist who does have have the experience to sit on a federal court What does he have that makes his nomination so important?
Support from the Religious Right.
Groups like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, two leading radical groups that support President Bush, have demanded that Kavanaugh be given a seat on the court. These groups oppose allowing women to make their own health care decisions, fight against civil rights for minorities, and reject the Constitutional foundation of religious pluralism in favor of creating a theocracy.
Clearly, the Bush Administration is bringing this nomination forward now to energize their political base for a fight before the mid-term elections.
We have to do what we can to stop this process from moving forward. Senate Democrats will need to filibuster this nomination if needed to keep Kavanaugh off the court.