Supreme Court justices serve for a lifetime, making these nominations among the most important decisions a president will face. Interfaith Alliance fights to ensure that each prospective justice undergoes a thorough and timely vetting process and, if confirmed, will respect the inherent rights of all Americans.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the first day of his confirmation hearing, September 4, 2018. (Photo by Jack Gruber/USA Today)

Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Justice Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Trump on July 9, 2018. During his 12-year tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Justice Kavanaugh had few chances to weigh in on matters of religious freedom, leaving us concerned about his views on key issues. But a deeply fraught nomination process led us to the unprecedented step of calling on Justice Kavanaugh to remove himself from consideration.

Learn more about his record and how we reached this decision.

 

Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch listens to questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the first day of his confirmation hearing, March 20, 2017. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Justice Neil Gorsuch

Justice Neil Gorsuch was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Trump on January 31, 2017, after the seat vacated by Justice Antonin Scalia remained vacant for nearly a year. Interfaith Alliance President Rabbi Jack Moline expressed concern following Justice Gorsuch’s nomination, saying “Religious freedom is not a license to discriminate. Unfortunately, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch seems to believe otherwise.”

Rabbi Moline released a second statement following the confirmation hearing, available here.

 

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan answers questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of her confirmation hearings on June 29, 2010. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Justice Elena Kagan

Justice Elena Kagan was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama on May 10, 2010. Read President Emeritus and Senior Scholar Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy’s statement following the announcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing on July 14, 2009. (Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009. Read President Emeritus and Senior Scholar Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy’s statement following the announcement.