The ACLU says that they do not do this very often. It seems like it is against standing policy to make comments on the nominations for judges. In this case, they felt compelled to make an exception. They have jumped on the bandwagon to oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. How do they justify this? It must be just too egregious for them to stay silent.
As Written and Reported By Kimberly Leonard for the Washington Examiner:
The American Civil Liberties Union has opposed the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, departing from its policy to remain silent on judicial candidates.
“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,” Susan Herman, president of the ACLU, said in a statement issued Saturday.
The organization said it has deviated from its policy three other times during its 98-year history. It remained silent following the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch by President Trump.
The ACLU’s board of directors passed a resolution saying that it could not remain silent following the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford, who said during a Senate Finance Committee hearing that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, and the FBI is conducting an investigation.
“As a nonpartisan organization, the…..
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