Supreme Court Justice Resigns With Force Over Brett Kavanaugh


The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh rubbed one Supreme Court Chief Justice the wrong way, and now, she has resigned, as well as left the Republican Party, and made a public statement. According to the report by Cal Matters, “California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has quietly given up her Republican registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, saying Thursday she had become increasingly uncomfortable with the GOP’s direction nationally and in the state.”

The Chief Justice said during a call-in interview with the outlet that she made the hard decision after watching the Senate hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s accusations of sexual assault. The long-time Justice was appalled by what she saw from her party, and refuses to be a part of it any longer. She said this:

“You can draw your own conclusions. I’ve been thinking about it for some time. You didn’t leave the party. The party left you. I felt compelled to make a choice now. It better suits what I do and how I approach issues.”

According to Cal Matters:

“She answered the question about her party registration Thursday after appearing on a National Judicial College-hosted panel at the National Press Club with judges and justices who discussed attacks on the judiciary.”

“Cantil-Sakauye last year sent a pointed letter to then U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly urging that federal law enforcement cease the practice of “stalking undocumented immigrants” to arrest them in courthouses. She warned that it would prompt immigrants to stop reporting crimes.”

In the letter, the Justice said, “Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair.”

She continued:

“I don’t believe the attacks are going to stop. I do not believe the undermining and marginalizing of the branch will ever stop. And it is people’s right to speak up.”

Cal Matters reports that Cantil-Sakauye “was a prosecutor before becoming a judge 28 years ago and California Supreme Court chief justice in 2011.”