Interfaith Alliance president Rabbi Jack Moline expressed concern following President Trump’s announcement of his nomination of federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to take Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court. During his 12-year tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Kavanaugh has had few chances to weigh in on matters of religious freedom, leaving Rabbi Moline with a few questions:
- What role, if any, does your religious faith play in your judicial philosophy?
- If a conflict arose between your faith and your obligations to the Constitution, how would you resolve it?
- How might you describe your judicial philosophy concerning the Establishment Clause?
- Do you believe that the Free Exercise Clause supersedes other rights?
- What is your perspective on the current state of the law concerning direct government funding of religious institutions?
More on the questions for Judge Kavanaugh can be found here: https://medium.com/@intrfthalliance/five-questions-for-scotus-nominee-judge-brett-kavanaugh-ecde41429b58
Interfaith Alliance celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit www.interfaithalliance.org.