Today, after the Senate voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the RNLA sent a letter to Senate leaders from its leaders, members, and friends in support of confirming Judge Kavanaugh:
As members and friends of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), we urge the Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has an important role in our constitutional system with an immense duty to uphold the rule of law as the final arbiter of cases and controversies in the United States. Supreme Court justices must be excellent lawyers with immense respect for the rule of law, a deep understanding of the separation of powers and federalism, reverence for the Constitution, and a thoughtful judicial temperament. Judge Kavanaugh possesses all of these qualities in abundance.
Judge Kavanaugh has immense judicial experience. In his over 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, he authored over 300 opinions, providing a wealth of information on his jurisprudential philosophy and commitment to enforcing the text, structure, and original meaning of the Constitution and statutes. He has regularly considered complex legal questions of the kind that the Supreme Court hears in its cases. Prior to his judicial service, he served in various roles in the White House, in the Executive Branch, and in private practice.
Through his career in public service and on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh has proven that he is committed to the rule of law, to interpreting the law as written, to the limited role of the courts in our constitutional system, and to protecting the rights of all Americans.
Thank you for your thorough consideration of Judge Kavanaugh. His sterling legal credentials make him an excellent choice to be the next Associate Justice to sit on the United States Supreme Court. We encourage the Senate to provide President Trump with its advice and consent and promptly confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
The complete letter with the list of signers may be viewed and downloaded here.