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Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court 

President Trump announced the nomination of Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, at a ceremony at the White House Monday night.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, describing the federal court judge as a “judge’s judge” and “one of the sharpest and finest legal minds” during a prime-time address.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kavanaugh will replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who provided key swing votes for the court’s liberal side.

By selecting Kavanaugh from a list of nominees compiled by conservative policy groups, Trump all but ensured his latest Supreme Court appointment will lock in a 5-4 conservative majority on the bench.

“There is no one in America more qualified and no one more deserving,” Trump said in the White House East Room, where he was joined by Kavanaugh and the judge’s wife Ashley and daughters Margaret and Liza.


Kavanaugh, 53, a former staff secretary for President George W. Bush, beat out eight other prospective nominees interviewed by Trump at the White House last week.

The president whittled down his choices to four appellate court judges — Kavanaugh, Thomas Hardiman, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett. Trump mulled his options over the weekend, telling reporters he would make his decision by a self-imposed noon deadline.


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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host7/10/18 6:51 AM 
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Where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on key issues

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump announced on Monday his decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision to retire.

Kavanaugh, 53, currently serves as a judge on the powerful US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Here's where he stands on some hot-button issues:


Because he was a swing-vote in favor of abortion rights, Kennedy's departure from the court has sparked alarm among abortion rights activists that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973, could be overturned. In addition, Trump has long vowed to appoint justices who would reverse Roe and allow states to determine whether abortion should be legal.
Kavanaugh has not expressed outright opposition to Roe v. Wade.......


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