Shelby welcomes SCOTUS nominee, expresses support

Published 1:40 am Wednesday, August 1, 2018

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) Monday stated his strong support of President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, following their meeting.

“After speaking with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, I am confident that he is principled, intelligent, and a steadfast supporter of the rule of law,” said Senator Shelby. “He is highly-qualified for this role and exhibits strong, conservative values and an unwavering commitment to our Constitution. I have no doubt that Judge Kavanaugh will uphold the principles on which our nation was founded.

“Confirming Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most important things we will do during this Congress. I look forward to supporting his nomination to serve on our nation’s highest court, and I urge my colleagues to do the same,” Shelby continued.

Since his nomination by President Trump in July, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been making routine visits to Capitol Hill to meet with senators on both sides of the aisle.

Kavanaugh has served for more than a decade as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and currently serves as the Samuel Williston Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School. He clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski, and Third Circuit Judge Walter Stapleton. He has more than 300 published opinions, including more than a dozen endorsements by the Supreme Court, and has a proven track record of well-reasoned decisions that demonstrate a deep respect for the law.