DEAR SUSAN COLLINS: THE OPPOSITION TO BRETT KAVANAUGH INCLUDES CHURCHES, LAW PROFESSORS, AND CONSERVATIVES — EVEN HIS OWN FRIENDS

PETER MAASS|AIWA! NO!|DEADLINE|THE OPPOSITION to Brett Kavanaugh that has gotten the most attention is, naturally, the Senate Democrats who are voting against his Supreme Court nomination, and members of the #MeToo movement who believe Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez when they say Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted them in high school and college.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Across the country, a diverse array of prominent individuals and organizations have come out against Kavanaugh, quite publicly and quite surprisingly. That even includes friends of his. Unlike the political divide on Capitol Hill, which is predictably stark with the exception of a few wavering senators, the national opposition to Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court includes a startling number of church groups, including Mormons and Christians. Conservative scholars and legal figures — such as former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a lifelong Republican appointed to the court by a Republican president, Gerald Ford — have also spoken out against the nominee.

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