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Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee?

10 July 2018, 11:53 | Glen Norman

Networks covering Supreme Court pick move to battle footing

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

- President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nomination on Monday, but opposition by Democratic lawmakers was loud and clear on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington.

Kavanaugh, who serves on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is expected to be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was.

The court will hear new cases again in October; there has been debate in the last several weeks as to what a more conservative judge will mean for the cases that could come before the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh, a nominee of President George W. Bush, has penned notable rulings on a host of topics, including environmental regulations, guns, the Affordable Care Act and abortion.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly told Trump that the judges presenting the fewest obstacles to confirmation are Raymond Kethledge of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Thomas Hardiman of the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "A judge must interpret statutes as written and a judge must interpret the constitution as written", Kavanaugh said in a ceremony, highlighting his family, Roman Catholic faith and distinguished legal career. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainAn end game on Supreme Court nominations Supreme Court talk dominates Sunday shows as Trump nears decision Hysteria about the Supreme Court vacancy isn't about abortion - it's about reparations MORE (R-Ariz.) is away from Washington stricken with brain cancer, while Democrats control 49.

He is the kind of judge a President Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney would have picked - a man with an established legal pedigree and a reputation as a reliably conservative jurist. "He will make a superb Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States".

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Trump is hoping to replicate his successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago.

"Judge Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials".

The Times also reported that McConnell did not "want to draw the ire" of Paul over Kavanaugh's role in crafting Bush-era policies.

Also of note: Kavanaugh was key member of independent counsel Kenneth Starr's team that produced the report that served as the basis for President Bill Clinton's impeachment. "No single prosecutor, judge, or jury should be able to accomplish what the Constitution assigns to the Congress".

Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia will be prime targets. Kavanaugh has "stellar" qualifications, she said.

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Gorsuch, who worked at the Justice Department in 2005 and 2006, had a smaller set of executive branch documents for review. It has already reserved another four weeks of airtime nationally and in the four states, the group said.

Republicans hold 51 seats in the Senate, though Arizona Sen.

Kavanaugh spoke at a University of Minnesota Law School event in 2008 and later published an article about the event. Such questions, should they need to be settled, will challenge the legitimacy of the Court as a guardian of the constitutional order.

Kavanaugh is likely to be more conservative than Justice Kennedy on a range of social issues. The liberals' effort probably will focus on moderate GOP senators, such as Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, who might be wary of adding a hard-line conservative and risking decades-old precedents such as Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973.

Trump then introduced Kavanaugh, gesturing to this right, where a heavy wooden door swung open and Kavanaugh, his wife and two young daughters took the stage next to Trump.

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