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SCOTUS Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Sunday, August 26, 2018
4 pm Pacific, 5 pm Mountain, 6 pm Central, 7 pm Eastern
Join #CripTheVote for this discussion about the nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Before the hearing for Judge Kavanaugh starts on September 4th, we will discuss what this nomination will mean for the disability community and the nominee’s record on civil rights and other important issues.Additional links
Grassley: Kavanaugh Hearings to Begin September 4 (August 10, 2018)
Disability Rights Groups React to Premature Scheduling of Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing (August 13 2018, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law)
10 Reasons People with Disabilities Should Oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination (August 2018, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law)
Review of disability-related cases by Judge Brett Kavanaugh (July 2018, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law)
Kavanaugh Thinks It’s Okay to Perform Elective Surgery on People Without Their Consent (August 9, 2018 by Hannah Leibson & Rebecca Cokley)
Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination Could Put the Americans With Disabilities Act in Danger (July 26, 2018, by Robyn Powell)
Center for Medicare Advocacy Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court (July 10, 2018)
AUCD Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States (July 15, 2018)
Plain Language: AUCD Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States (August 31, 2018)
Why DREDF Opposes Judge Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the Supreme Court (August 15, 2018)
The American Association of People with Disabilities Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court (August 15, 2018)
NCIL Opposes Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court (August 8, 2018)
Oppose the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States (July 17, 2018, CivilRights.org)How to Participate
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Welcome to the #CripTheVote chat on #SCOTUS nominees and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. FYI, throughout the chat SCOTUS refers to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Remember to use the #CripTheVote hashtag when you tweet. If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripTheVote”
Content warnings: abortion, bodily autonomy, medical coercion, forced treatment, forced surgery. Please feel free to mute or take a break from this chat if needed.
9/4 will be the first day of the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as #SCOTUS Associate Justice with questioning beginning 9/5 https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/press/rep/releases/grassley-kavanaugh-hearings-to-begin-september-4 #CripTheVote
Q1 Why does the Supreme Court, and the justices nominated to #SCOTUS, matter to you as a disabled person, to the future of the entire country? #CripTheVote
Q2 What are some recent and past examples of #SCOTUS nominees with significant track records on disability rights (both negative and positive)? #CripTheVote
Q3 Once the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh was announced, what were your thoughts about his professional background and rulings as a judge? #CripTheVote
Q4 On the Affordable Care Act, Kavanaugh dissented in a decision that said the #ACA was constitutional. What are your concerns on how this will impact access to quality healthcare? #CripTheVote http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/center-for-medicare-advocacy-statement-on-the-nomination-of-judge-brett-kavanaugh-to-the-united-states-supreme-court/
Note on language: ‘dissented’ means disagreeing with an opinion or decision held by a majority of people. ‘Affirmed the constitutionality’ means a decision or law that is in agreement with the United States Constitution #CripTheVote
In the case Doe ex rel. Tarlow v. D.C, Kavanaugh vacated a decision that protected disabled people’s right to self-determination & decision-making with elective surgeries including abortion. For more: https://talkpoverty.org/2018/08/09/kavanaugh-thinks-okay-perform-elective-surgery-people-without-consent/
The case: https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-dc-circuit/1348102.html #CripTheVote
Q5 What are your thoughts and concerns about this ruling by Kavanaugh in Doe ex rel. Tarlow v. D.C and how it will impact the disability community if he is confirmed to #SCOTUS? #CripTheVote
Q6 What are some other ways the Kavanaugh nomination to #SCOTUS will impact reproductive choice, voting rights, civil rights, workers rights and other important issues? #CripTheVote
Kavanaugh also has an expansive view of the Executive Branch, believing that presidents should not be subject to civil lawsuits or criminal investigations while in office. https://civilrights.org/oppose-confirmation-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-united-states/ #CripTheVote
Q7 How will Kavanaugh’s view of Presidential power put the checks and balances at risk between the legislative, judicial, and executive branch of the federal govt? For more about the different branches of govt: https://www.aucd.org/docs/policy/Plain%20Text_Nomination%20of%20Judge%20Brett%20Kavanaugh.pdf #CripTheVote
Q8 What can individuals do to voice their opinions about Kavanaugh or any #SCOTUS nominee?
This concludes our #CripTheVote chat on #SCOTUS nominees and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Thank you for joining us today. A compilation of Tweets from this #CripTheVote chat will be up shortly. Check out our blog for the latest: http://cripthevote.blogspot.com/