Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice Nominee

If approved by Congress, the U.S. Court of Appeals judge would be a conservative replacement for the retiring Anthony Kennedy's swing vote.

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President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court Monday night, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court ever further to the right. A favorite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Like Trump's first nominee last year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young… Read at AP News

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