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Letter: Reject Kavanaugh

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
    | Opinion
  • Updated: August 11
  • Published August 11

I can't claim to be a lawyer or legal scholar. I'm a proud journeyman electrician, and between making a living and taking care of my family, I haven't had much time to study constitutional law. But, I do understand the fundamental ideas that this country stands for. And as an American, I expect our legal system to live up to those principles.

I expect the law to not be swayed by access and wealth. I expect political influence to be checked at the door of any courthouse — most of all at the steps of the Supreme Court. And I expect the men and women chosen to serve in those offices to share that commitment to equality and fairness.

Brett Kavanaugh has spent his entire career doing just the opposite, serving the interests of corporations and ruling against the basic rights of working families. This is an easy decision. For the sake of hardworking Alaskans and working people everywhere, I am counting on Sen. Lisa Murkowski to stand up for Alaskans and vote against this nomination and demand someone committed to equal justice under the law.
— Ryan Andrew

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