Monday, July 30, 2018

Rand Paul Says He’ll Support Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination To Supreme Court

HuffPo

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced on Monday he will support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

The Kentucky Republican had previously expressed concerns about Kavanaugh’s stance on the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which bans “unreasonable” searches and seizures by government officials. In 2015, for example, Kavanaugh wrote a concurring opinion to a District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruling affirming the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s warrantless phone records collection program, which allowed the government to track Americans’ metadata.

“I disagree completely,” Paul said of Kavanaugh’s ruling earlier this month.

But after meeting with Kavanaugh last week in his office for over an hour, and after reviewing his caseload, Paul said he hoped the conservative judge “will be more open to a Fourth Amendment that protects digital records and property.”

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