Faculty Weigh In on Brett M. Kavanaugh's Nomination to U.S. Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh
July 11, 2018

On Monday, July 9, President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, former aide to President George W. Bush and onetime investigator of President Bill Clinton, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. Presenting Judge Kavanaugh at the White House, Mr. Trump declared him a jurist who would set aside his political views and apply the Constitution "as written." GW Law's faculty members shared their thoughts on the nomination and what it suggests about the future of the Court.


Paul Schiff Berman

"Trump Unveils Court Pick on Monday"

July 9, 2018 - VOA

"Trump Ready to Make Second Supreme Court Pick in 15 Months"

July 9, 2018 - UPI 

"Collins Says Justice's Respect for Precedent Will Protect Roe v. Wade. Experts Disagree."

July 8, 2018 - The Portland Press Herald 

David Fontana

"Legal Experts Say President Trump's Supreme Court Pick Reflects GOP Mainstream"

July 10, 2018 - Time

Jeffrey Rosen

"How Public Opinion Could Play a Role in Roe v. Wade"

July 10, 2018 - MSNBC

Jonathan Turley 

"Trump Nominates Conservative-Leaning Kavanaugh to Supreme Court"

July 10, 2018 - VOA

"Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? A Look At Trump's Supreme Court Nominee"

July 10, 2018 - WBEZ-FM, Chicago

"Brett Kavanaugh is Back in the Fray with His Supreme Court Nomination"

July 10, 2018 - The Hill

"What Trump's Supreme Court Pick Means for the Russia Probe"

July 9, 2018 - Politico

"Why Trump's Next U.S. Supreme Court Pick Isn't Likely to Spell Reversal of Roe vs. Wade"

July 9, 2018 - CBC News

"Conservatives, Civil Libertarians Pan Supreme Court Finalist Brett Kavanaugh's 'Troubling' NSA Ruling"

July 6 - Washington Examiner