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What Editorials Are Saying About Brett Kavanaugh - Page 2

Concern, praise issue from different corners
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2018 10:26 AM CDT

  • USA Today: "Democrats will warn that a court with so many conservatives would overturn Roe v. Wade. But a more likely prospect, given the degree to which such a ruling would upend precedent, is a de facto repeal by allowing ever increasing restrictions on abortions."
  • Wall Street Journal: "We firmly believe that liberals have much less to fear from a conservative majority than they imagine. A genuinely conservative Court might even help progressives by liberating them to focus once again on the core task of self-government—persuading their fellow Americans through elections, not judicial fiat."
  • Washington Post: "Senators must extract an ironclad commitment that Mr. Kavanaugh will act as a check on the president. That's a role he has not seemed comfortable playing in cases involving enemy combatants, or in a law review article suggesting that the president should not be subject to civil or criminal court proceedings while in office."
  • National Review: "[Senate Democrats] will portray his concern for the structural limits on government power as a blanket hostility to government, which it is not. And they will cherry-pick decisions in which he ruled against a sympathetic cause or litigant, as is sometimes a judge's duty. They will call him every name in the book. But before too long, they will, as they should, be calling him 'Justice.'"
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