Statement on Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Alexandria, VA – The Institute for Free Speech, America’s largest nonprofit defending First Amendment political speech rights, applauds President Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as a nominee for the Supreme Court.

“Justice Kennedy was a great friend to free speech in the political arena – the core of the First Amendment. We believe that Judge Kavanaugh will continue that tradition,” said IFS Chairman and Founder Bradley A. Smith. “Judge Kavanaugh has frequently demonstrated a healthy skepticism when the state asserts a need to infringe on First Amendment rights, and we look forward to seeing that healthy skepticism at the High Court.”

To read the Institute’s analysis of Judge Kavanaugh’s record on free speech rights, click here. Prior to yesterday’s announcement, the Institute analyzed the free speech records of every judge on President Trump’s shortlist for the nomination.

About the Institute for Free Speech

The Institute for Free Speech is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government. Originally known as the Center for Competitive Politics, it was founded in 2005 by Bradley A. Smith, a former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission. The Institute is the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.