Civil disobedience outside Trump Tower after Trump announced his SCOTUS nominee
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New York, NY – National Action Network (NAN) leadership and leading activists committed an act non violent civil disobedience outside Trump Tower in New York on July 9, 2018, resisting Trump SCOTUS nominee from day one and call on Senator Chuck Schumer and the Democrats to hold the Line at all costs.
Trump just nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a monumental shift in the court’s balance. Here’s what you need to know about him:
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s extreme outlier approach to the Second Amendment would elevate gun rights above public safety and put in jeopardy the full range of gun safety laws — including assault weapons and large-capacity magazine prohibitions, minimum age requirements, safe storage requirements, and other common-sense gun safety laws.
Kavanaugh is one of the most cravenly partisan choices Trump could have made. He’s been called the “Forrest Gump of Republican politics,” as he seems to always show up in high-stakes, far-right political battles and conspiracy theories.
Both because of his partisan allegiances and his views on presidential powers, Kavanaugh’s nomination could shield Trump from facing accountability for his crimes and corruption. Kavanaugh once wrote a law review article declaring that presidents should be free from criminal investigations. Also, while taking a shot at the Affordable Care Act in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, he wrote a lengthy opinion asserting that presidents can decline to enforce laws that they think are unconstitutional, even if courts disagree.
In the coming months and years, the Supreme Court could decide whether Trump is held accountable for his corruption and crimes, and if he’s able to expand his executive powers. So, it’s easy to see why he chose Brett Kavanaugh.
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