When Brett Kavanaugh succeeded Anthony Kennedy as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, he considered shifting the judges and the SC to far-right. Following the end of the first term of nine months, it can be said that Kavanaugh has successfully shifted the court.
He has been successful in tilting the court and its judgment in favor of the Republicans from delivering impartial statements for the welfare of the society.
Other than the 54-year-old, Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch was also on the President’s list as a successor to Kennedy. Kavanaugh and Gorsuch were selected from a list, which conservative legal activists prepared. However, the road to the Supreme Court’s judge for the conservative party was not easy for Kavanaugh due to sexual harassment allegations.
During the ruling, the conservative judges denied restraining partisan gerrymandering, this in simpler terms is manipulation of the people of electoral districts by the candidates.
Along with the four other conservative justices, Brett Kavanaugh delivered a 5-4 ruling that came to as a major blow to the election reformers.
There have been many other cases in which he denied to side with the justice for people and instead decided to be oppressive. One instance is when he denied the permission requesting the presence of an imam during the execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama.
However, Brett Kavanaugh has been appreciated by many lawyers, including Mike Davis. Davis has played a major role in the selection of Kavanaugh as a supporter to Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.
“Candidate Donald J. Trump promised the American voters that he would appoint judges in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a lion of the law. And President Trump, in one of his most consequential achievements, delivered on that campaign promise with the appointments of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh,” Davis said.
Kavanaugh is also in close terms with Chief Justice John Roberts and has agreed with him almost 94 percent of times. Lawyer Nicole Saharsky in the same regards said, “The fact he stuck so closely to the chief is probably the most notable feature of his jurisprudence.”
While the first term has successfully seen its end, it also saw Brett Kavanaugh as a puppet to the President. And, with the upcoming voting to roll back the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling at the starting of the next term from October, every American would have to hold their breaths for this could be a major win for the conservatives, if Kavanaugh or Gorsuch vote along with conservatives to overrule the decision.