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#1210 Brett Kavanaugh and the Imperial Presidency (Supreme Court): Air Date: 9/14/2018 Today we take a look at the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh, his stance on several critical issues and his threat to democratic values and separation of powers in the federal government Be part of the show! Leave a message...

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Air Date: 9/14/2018 Today we take a look at the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh, his stance on several critical issues and his threat to democratic values and separation of powers in the federal government Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991   Episode Sponsors: Newsvoice App| Amazon USA| Amazon CA| Amazon UK  Support Best of the Left on Patreon!   SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Prove It's Not About the Constitution, It's About Power - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date 9-9-18 Dahlia Lithwick, law correspondent at Slate, joins Ring of Fire’s Sam Seder, to talk about the illegitimacy of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. Ch. 2: Garrett Epps on Kavanaugh's allegiance to executive power - Diane Rehm - On My Mind - Air Date 9-7-18 Constitutional law scholar Garrett Epps on protests, sparring over documents and questions about the limits of executive privilege during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Ch. 3: Kavanaugh and the threat he poses to women’s healthcare rights - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 9-7-18 Salon.com political reporter Amanda Marcotte discusses what we’ve learned — and haven’t — about Kavanaugh and the threat he poses to women’s health care rights Ch. 4: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh To Deepen the 'Imperial Presidency' - @TheRealNews - Air Date 9-4-18 We discuss Judge Kavanaugh's nomination, the hearings and how they will affect executive power and international law with Marjorie Cohn Ch. 5: Report Finds Judge Kavanaugh Ruled Against Public Interest in Almost All of His District Court Cases - Democracy Now! - Air Date 9-5-18 Robert Weissman of Public Citizen on their analysis of Kavanaugh’s opinions in split-decision cases in which he sided against the public interest 87% of the time in split-decision cases dealing with consumer, environmental and worker rights. Ch. 6: Brett Kavanaugh is a threat to environmental standards and climate action - @GreenNewsReport - Air Date 9-6-18 Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court spells big trouble for environmental standards and climate action Ch. 7: Explaining how Brett Kavanaugh will perpetuate structural racism - Boom! Lawyered - Air Date 9-5-18 Imani and Jess explain how we know what kind of a Justice Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be for people of color. Ch. 8: Jesse Lee explains the dangers of unrestrained executive power - @offkiltershow - Air Date 9-6-18 Jesse Lee, Vice President for Communications at CAPAF, explains the dangers of unrestrained executive power. Ch. 9: What You Can Do To Resist the Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh - Thinking Cap - Air Date 9-6-18 Vanita Gupta on what listeners can do to say “no” to the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation. Ch. 10: Dahlia Lithwick discusses the protests surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh hearings - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 9-6-18 Virginia Heffernan is joined by Slate's Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the protests surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Ch. 11: THE MIDTERMS MINUTE- Pennsylvania’s Battleground Races! - Best of the Left Activism Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.   VOICEMAILS Ch. 12: Bernie Sanders helped me come back to politics - Sarah from Cool, CA   Ch. 13: Final comments asking for stories of getting inspired and engaged in politics   THE MIDTERMS MINUTE (Quick Links): REGISTER TO VOTE: RocktheVote.org  CONFIRM VOTER REGISTRATION: RocktheVote.org/voting-information  VOTER ID INFO/HELP: VoteRiders & 866ourvote.org Get Involved: Swing Left (Help flip districts from anywhere)  Red to Blue(DCCC program to flip seats)  When We All Vote(Michelle Obama’s initiative)  Voter Circle(friend-to-friend outreach tool)  Volunteer for Democrats  Abroad? Phone bank for Democrats   Let America Vote (voting rights focus)  Justice Democrats “Justice Dialer” Brand New Congress GOTV Dialer  National Democratic Redistricting Committee  Easily donate to candida

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