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Florida Why Courts Matter coalition on SCOTUS nomination

July 9, 2018

Contact: Damien Filer / 850-212-1858 /

Statement from Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo on behalf of the Florida Why Courts Matter Coalition:

“President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court should concern every Floridian.

“Whether you care about access to health care, reproductive rights, voting rights, protecting our environment, LGBT equality, or criminal justice reform, the fate of them all hang in the balance.

“Kavanaugh tried to sabotage the Affordable Care Act. He believes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional and time and time again he has sided with large companies over the interests of consumers. And Kavanaugh’s writings clearly demonstrate that he would allow Donald Trump’s abuses of power to go unchecked.

“Recent Supreme Court decisions are a stark reminder of the damage already wrought by one Trump appointment to the high court. Worker’s rights, women’s access to health care and voting rights have all been diminished during the just concluded Supreme Court term.

“We cannot let President Trump take over the court for the next 40 years with justices like Brett Kavanaugh, who would rewrite the Constitution and roll back a century of progress on civil and human rights.

“Justice Kennedy’s replacement must be a fair-minded constitutionalist who values equality and justice for all, not just the wealthy and powerful.


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