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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Reacts to Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearing Dates

For Immediate Release August 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the following statement following the announcement that Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has scheduled a confirmation hearing  for U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, on September 4, 2018:

“Chairman Grassley’s cherry-picked approach to disclosure of Judge Kavanaugh’s record and rush to schedule premature hearings raises questions about the integrity and politicization of the process. It is alarming that Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing comes weeks before the National Archives will have the opportunity to release to the public select, though not complete, records from his time at the White House.

“This process is now starting to bear the markings of the administration’s now-defunct Election Integrity Commission in its lack of balance, absenceof transparency, and swift attempt to achieve a predetermined agenda.

“For any judicial nominee, the evaluation process should be open and transparent and this is especially true for vacancies on our nation’s highest court.  We condemn any attempt to railroad a nominee on to the Supreme Court and urge disclosure of Kavanaugh’s full record in advance of any hearing.”

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will, consistent with its long-standing practice, issue a full report regarding the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. We urge the Senate to fully scrutinize and exhaustively examine Judge Kavanaugh’s record.

About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.

For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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