Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday night in a live, televised announcement.

Kavanaugh, 53, had been considered by many the front-runner. He’s currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He served as staff secretary to President George W. Bush and was a former law clerk for Kennedy. Kavanaugh has gained the support of a number of business groups for his rulings against excessive regulation.

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If confirmed, the addition of Kavanaugh will likely create a solidly conservative five-judge majority on the high court for decades to come, potentially clearing the path to overturning Roe v.

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