Brett Kavanaugh’s Double Standard on Religious Right Exposed, Sides with Liberal Judges
When President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States I’m sure that he had high hopes in the man.
I think we all had high hopes for Brett Kavanaugh. Well, except for the liberals were and are still trying to nail him to a cross for a fabrication.
There have been times where Kavanaugh has sided with the right side and then there have been times where he has sided with the left side of the Supreme Court.
But what really grinds my gears not just about Brett Kavanaugh but with anybody is hypocrisy and double standards.
Last week Brett Kavanaugh sided with the liberal justices of the Supreme Court in the decision of 6-3 that the Pentagon has the right to take into consideration vаccination records of Navy SEALs and whether or not they should be deployed.
Is that the right decision or the wrong decision? I could understand the arguments from both sides. On the one hand I can understand considering that status for deployment because of certain exposure and liability issues. On the other hand I can see a potential problem here because the reason for a vаccination status that is not to the Pentagon’s liking is based on religious reasons.
However, justice Samuel Alito also knows the hypocrisy after Brett Kavanaugh having decided to honor the religious rights of inmates who were on death row but denying the religious rights of those who protect our country.
Here is what Justice Alito said:
Today, the Court brushes aside respondents’ First Amendment and RFRA rights. But yesterday, the Court handed down another decision that illustrates the strong protection for religious liberty that is provided by the framework that applies under RFRA and strict scrutiny. The decision in question, Ramirez v. Collier, involved a convicted murderer awaiting execution and his rights under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, 14 Stat. 803, 42 U. S. C. §2000cc et seq., which, among other things, essentially requires prisons to comply with the RFRA standard. Ramirez argued that his exercise of religion will be burdened unless Texas allows his pastor to lay hands on him and pray aloud while he is being executed. Ramirez was less than punctilious and consistent in requesting a religious accommodation, see Ramirez, 595 U. S., at ___–___ (slip op., at 4–5); id., at ___ (THOMAS, J., dissenting) (slip op., at 8), but the Court’s decision forgave all that. Texas objected to Ramirez’s request on the ground that the pastor’s conduct might interfere with the execution, but the Court held that the State failed to discharge its burden to substantiate the likelihood of such harm. Id., at ___ (slip op., at 12).
The contrast between our decision in Ramirez yesterday and the Court’s treatment of respondents today is striking. We properly went to some lengths to protect Ramirez’s rights because that is what the law demands. We should do no less for respondents.
Kavanaugh justified his decision saying: “That is because the Navy has an extraordinarily compelling interest in maintaining strategic and operational control over the assignment and deployment of all Special Warfare personnel—including control over decisions about military readiness. And no less restrictive means would satisfy that interest in this context.”