Rutledge Statement on the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
July 9, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement following the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Donald J. Trump.
“Once again, President Donald Trump has appointed one of the country’s top legal minds to serve on the nation’s highest court,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Judge Kavanaugh currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. and has worked in President George W. Bush’s administration, at the Justice Department and even clerked for Justice Kennedy. Judge Kavanaugh has continuously supported reigning in the over-regulation of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama Administration, as well as deeming the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unconstitutional. His legal experience and educational background make him an exceptional choice by the President and one that I fully support. I know Judge Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Justice will continue to protect the liberties of all Americans.”