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Examining Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh’s Health Care Opinions

Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, has served on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for over a decade. Writing on To the Point, Timothy S. Jost of the Washington and Lee University School of Law analyzes Judge Kavanaugh's opinions in the five major health law cases in which he has been involved.

"In none of these cases did Kavanaugh stake out a strong ideological position," Jost says. But Kavanaugh has made it clear he supports a more expansive role for the courts and might be open to dramatically expanding the power of the executive branch.

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