West Hollywood City Council Also Votes to Oppose Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

By Gavi Greenspan | August 9, 2018 | 12:46pm EDT
Judge Brett Kavanaugh and
President Donald Trump. 
(YouTube)

(CNSNews.com) -- The West Hollywood City Council, which voted Monday to recommend the removal of President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, also unanimously voted to oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The resolution passed by the city council included and analysis of Judge Kavanaugh’s legal position on topics such as abortion and gun control.

On abortion, the resolution stated that “Kavanaugh has refused to say whether he agrees with the Roe v. Wade decision, but he has publicly praised Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s dissent from the majority’s decision.”

Image: YouTube.

“Additionally, Judge Kavanaugh wrote a dissent from a decision from the D.C. Circuit that required the government to allow an undocumented minor in U.S. custody to obtain an abortion, stating his colleagues had ‘badly erred’ in their determination.”

On the Second Amendment the resolution said: “Considered extreme on the issue of gun control by Senator Dianne Feinstein [D-Calif.], Judge Kavanaugh has argued that a ban on assault weapons is unconstitutional. Self-described as a ‘lonely voice’ in defense of a constitutional unregulated right to bear arms, he has taken a stricter stance than even some fellow conservatives.”

Brett Kavanaugh, nominated by President Trump to replace the retiring 
Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. (YouTube)

The resolution, introduced by City Council member John Heilman, clarified the city’s own progressive tendencies, saying, “the City of West Hollywood is a city of ‘firsts,’ serving as a model for progressive policies such as banning assault weapons, and declaring itself a sanctuary city and a pro-choice city.”

The resolution opposing Kavanaugh was passed as part of a “consent calendar” containing multiple resolutions, including the resolution calling for the removal of President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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