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.
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.
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.
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.
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.