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Legend Weighs in on SCOTUS Pick

Legend Weighs in on SCOTUS Pick

Singer and activist John Legend is not giving the green light to Supreme Court Justice pick Brett Kavanaugh. In a video put out by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Legend urges viewers to call their Senators and urge them to vote no on the controversial nomination. “Who becomes the next Supreme Court Justice is the decision of a lifetime -- your lifetime,” the 39-year-old EGOT-winning star says in the video. “Brett Kavanaugh’s troubling views on the issues that matter the most and his rushed confirmation process make him unfit for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.” The video then highlights a diverse group of ordinary people (see what we did there?) -- including people of color, women, union workers, and members of the LGBTQ community -- questioning whether their fundamental rights would be threatened by Kavanaugh’s appointment. See the video here.

President Says No to Puerto Rico Statehood Because of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

President Says No to Puerto Rico Statehood Because of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

Google CEO Heads to Congress This Week

Google CEO Heads to Congress This Week