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AG Reyes’ statement on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court

July 9, 2018


Sean Reyes Praises Judge Kavanaugh, Urges Quick Confirmation

SALT LAKE CITY – This evening, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes made the following statement in support of the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States:

I applaud President Trump for nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh’s experience and jurisprudence on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia demonstrates he has the most important quality a judicial nominee can possess—the ability to decide cases as an impartial judge based on the U.S. Constitution and laws passed by Congress, and not as a would-be legislator, based on laws as the judge may wish them to be.

President Trump deserves credit for continuing his commitment to nominate originalist and textualist jurists like Justice Neal Gorsuch and Judge Brett Kavanaugh who respect the Constitution and the Rule of Law. Judge Kavanaugh brings with him many of the best aspects of Justice Kennedy’s legacy in addition to his own unique lens to the Court.

Those who have worked with Judge Kavanaugh on both sides of the aisle praise his intellect, approach and character on the bench. He will be a fine addition to the High Court. I urge the Senate to quickly confirm Judge Kavanaugh so that the Court can continue its important work with a full complement of Justices when it returns to the bench this fall.

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[UPDATE, 7/13/18:] A majority of the nation’s state attorneys general, including AG Reyes, asked the United States Senate to confirm Judge Kavanaugh, describing him as an outstanding jurist with a proven commitment to upholding the Constitution and the rule of law. Here’s the letter