Research by Anne Moore for Lower Cape Indivisible
Kavanaugh said during his 2004 Senate confirmation hearing that he had previously served as the co-chairman of the Federalist Society’s “School Choice Practice Group.” Kavanaugh also said, in response to written questions, that he had “worked on school choice litigation in Florida for a reduced fee.” He didn’t provide additional details about that matter. On private school choice, Kavanaugh predicted in a TV appearance in 2000 that school vouchers would one day be upheld by the Supreme Court. Americans United for Separation of Church and State, an advocacy group, said Kavanaugh’s record shows he will not uphold the separation of government and religion, which the group called the “linchpin of religious freedom.”
School prayer and religious freedom
December 1999 – wrote a brief in favor of a Texas high school’s policy allowing the use of a public-address system for student-led and student-initiated prayers at school football games. Rejected by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional in a 6-3 decision.
Kavanaugh in 1999 co-wrote an amicus brief on behalf of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a group that opposes race-based affirmative action in college admissions. The Supreme Court agreed in a 7-2 decision.
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