NEW ORLEANS, LA—July 10, 2018—Monday night the President announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh, from the federal appeals court in the D.C. Circuit, as his nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following Justice Kennedy’s retirement at the end of this month. The President made his selection based on a list of candidates provided by conservative organizations with an agenda that includes restricting abortion access. The President also made clear in prior statements that his pick for the Supreme Court will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
In a 5–4 decision on Tuesday in NIFLA v. Becerra, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a challenge to a California law that required reproductive health clinics in California, including crisis pregnancy centers, disclose certain information to patients. The question in this case is whether these notice requirements violate the First Amendment.
The law had two requirements: