ACLU Issues Harsh Opposition Of Kavanaugh After Board Passes Resolution To Break Policy


Brett Kavanaugh is having a serious run of bad luck these past few weeks after numerous women came forward with wild claims against the pick for Supreme Court Justice. The federal judge, ironically enough, is having the hardest time with justice groups, and seemingly can’t find a single one to support him that isn’t politically motivated.

The list of credible justice groups opposing Kavanaugh now includes the ACLU, according to a statement put out by them on Saturday.

The statement in itself goes against the ACLU’s policy of remaining a non-political entity, but the national board held a rare meeting and decided an exception to that rule was in order when it came to Brett Kavanaugh. The statement reads:

“The ACLU’s board of directors, deeply concerned by the allegations raised in recent weeks, has made a rare exception to its longstanding policy and voted to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”

“As a nonpartisan organization, the ACLU does not oppose Judge Kavanaugh based on predictions about how he would vote as a Justice. We oppose him in light of the credible allegations of sexual assault against him.”

The ACLU article states that:

“In the wake of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sworn testimony of sexual abuse at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, the American Civil Liberties Union has announced its opposition to his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

“As a matter of organizational policy, the ACLU does not support or oppose candidates for political or judicial office. In this instance, the national board held an extraordinary meeting, and has chosen to make an exception to that policy.”

The ACLU board of directors has announced the passing of a resolution in this special case. That resolution reads,

“The ACLU opposes the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. There are credible allegations that Judge Kavanaugh has engaged in serious misconduct that have not been adequately investigated by the Senate. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s credible testimony, subsequent allegations of sexual misconduct, the inadequate investigation, and Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony at the hearing lead us to doubt Judge Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

“This is not a decision taken lightly. We cannot remain silent under these extraordinary circumstances about a lifetime appointment to the highest court of the land. The standard for such an appointment should be high, and the burden is on the nominee. That burden is not met as long as there are unresolved questions regarding the credible allegations of sexual assault.”

This is only the 4th time, in the nearly century long history of the organization, that the ACLU has opposed a presidential nominee to the Supreme Court, and it certainly won’t be the last.