These Brett Kavanaugh Quotes Reveal Where He Stands On A Whole Bunch Of Key Issues

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On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump announced his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump's nominee is a long-serving D.C. circuit court judge who has ruled on a variety of cases over the years. Indeed, these Brett Kavanaugh quotes reveal where he stands on several issues — and have been pulled from former judicial opinions as well as other publications by the SCOTUS nominee.

Kavanaugh has served as a justice on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for the past 12 years. The D.C. circuit court is considered one of the most impactful courts in the United States, because it has the power to review rule-making decisions of federal agencies. Thus, the court's rulings often have nationwide implications.

Kavanaugh's judicial decisions made during his tenure on the D.C. circuit court provide some insight into his take on a variety of important issues that affect many Americans. His early professional years spent working for attorney Kenneth Starr, who led the impeachment case against Bill Clinton, and in the White House Counsel's Office under George W. Bush, also shed some light on how he may approach future judicial decisions.

Thus, the quotes below offer a glimpse into Kavanaugh's past and could perhaps indicate subjects on which he will face questions and scrutiny during the Senate confirmation process.

On Why Sitting Presidents Shouldn't Be Investigated

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- "Separation of Powers During the Forty Fourth Presidency and Beyond," by Brett Kavanaugh, Minnesota Law Review, 2009

On Whether He Will Follow Roe v. Wade

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- Kavanaugh during his 2006 confirmation hearing for the D.C. circuit court

On Why Net Neutrality Is Not Lawful

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- Dissent in United States Telecom Association v. FCC, 2017

On Why The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Unconstitutional

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- Decision in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, 2017

On Why An Immigrant Teenager In U.S. Custody Shouldn't Have Immediate Access To A Desired Abortion

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- Dissent in Garza v. Hargan, 2017

On Why Obamacare's Contraception Coverage Mandate Limits Religious Freedom

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- Dissent in Priests for Life v. HHS, 2015

On Why The NSA's Warrantless Collection Of Phone Metadata Is Constitutional

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- Opinion in Klayman v. Obama, 2015

On Why The EPA Should Consider Businesses' Costs When Creating Anti-Pollution Regulations

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- Opinion in White Stallion Energy Center LLC v. EPA, 2014

On Why The D.C. Circuit Court Shouldn't Have Ruled On The Constitutionality Of Obamacare's Individual Mandate

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- Dissent in Seven-Sky v. Holder, 2011

On His Opposition To D.C.'s Semi-Automatic Rifles Ban

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Dissent in Heller v. District of Columbia, 2011

On Why An EPA Rule Regulating Inter-State Emissions Should Not Be Upheld

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- Opinion in EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. EPA, 2012

Overall, these quotes from Kavanaugh should serve to shed some light on where Trump's nominee stands on a host of important and nationally impactful issues. Moreover, Kavanaugh's forthcoming confirmation hearing should offer even further insight into how the judge would approach the role of Supreme Court justice.