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In these extraordinary circumstances -- including an incomplete record of the nominee’s relevant professional documents, and incomplete DOJ investigations into President Trump and alleged corruption of the electoral process -- we urge the Senate to put the confirmation process on hold until a complete record of all that’s at stake is made public.

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Common Cause

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The U.S. Senate must put the brakes on lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court -- including Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Our system of government is built on the separation of powers -- where the...

The U.S. Senate must put the brakes on lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court -- including Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Our system of government is built on the separation of powers -- where the executive, legislative, and judicial branches are co-equal. The Senate, which is supposed to the legislature's "deliberative body," has the sole power to "advise and consent" on presidential appointments. 

No matter who occupies the White House, senators -- and the public -- should be fully informed about all that's at stake before consenting to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Waiting until there is more public information about the DOJ investigations into President Trump's campaign and Kavanaugh's record will allow senators to evaluate more fully the basis of the president's decision to choose a specific nominee for a lifetime seat on the high court.

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