Big Law, Academia & Advocates: Early Lines on Kavanaugh
President Donald Trump picked Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, succeeding Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom he clerked. The nomination triggered a flood of responses from top appellate lawyers in Big Law, law school professors and advocates on the right and left. We’ve compiled some of the notable remarks below.
Tara Malloy, Campaign Legal Center: “Judge Kavanaugh’s view on election law ignores the current reality of our campaign finance system, which is awash in secret, unaccountable money. Kavanaugh’s skepticism of reasonable limits on money in politics threatens the ability of federal, state and local governments to maintain laws that regulate campaign contributions and spending and require disclosure of where all the money is coming from.”