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High court nominee Kavanaugh dangerous

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Senate GOP leadership wants to have the confirmation process for Kavanaugh completed in time for him to join the high court at the start of its new term in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Senate GOP leadership wants to have the confirmation process for Kavanaugh completed in time for him to join the high court at the start of its new term in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) AP

I oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court’s decision in United States vs. Nixon requiring President Richard Nixon to hand over tape recordings and other materials was not partisan; it was an 8-0 decision after then-associate Justice William Rehnquist recused himself.

Kavanaugh is on record multiple times as saying that the ruling should be overturned. In other words, this is not an average conservative nominee — this is an extremist who may well have been nominated because of his support for the concept of a presidency that would have such a lack of constraint that it might as well be a monarchy or dictatorship.

The current presidency shows that we need more checks on presidential power, not less. Our senators, Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, should say no to Kavanaugh.

Jean Amick

Lexington

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