Will Kavanaugh's Catholicism Affect His Confirmation to the Supreme Court?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 858 , Segment 1
Episode: Kavanaugh’s Catholicism in the Supreme Court, Lie-Detecting Airport Robots, Cave Rescue
- Jul 18, 2018 11:00 pm
- 18:17 mins
Guest: Gary Doxey, JD, Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University Law School Appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh seeks Senate confirmation to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, and has brought up his background as a Catholic. Theoretically, a nominee’s religious beliefs aren’t supposed to be part of decision the Senate makes to confirm or reject a Supreme Court nominee. But Kavanaugh’s confirmation would make the Supreme Court solidly conservative and, potentially, open to new interpretations of the law on moral issues like abortion and same sex marriage that matter a lot to religious groups. So, should Judge Kavanaugh’s Catholicism be part of the decision to confirm him, or not?