Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court


Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Trump revealed his pick Monday night, fewer than two weeks after Kennedy announced his retirement from the bench.
Kavanaugh is Trump’s second nominee to the high court in the nearly 18 months since he took office. Justice Neil Gorsuch, his first nominee, was confirmed in April 2017.
Confirmation proceedings await Kavanaugh next, and conservatives are already going all-in to usher him across the finish line.

President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court.

Trump announced his pick on Monday evening, fewer than two weeks after Kennedy said he would end his 30-year career on the bench. This is Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee. His first, Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the high court in April 2017.

The 53-year-old Kavanaugh has sat on the Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. The chief justice John Roberts and justices Clarence Thomas, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the same court.

A Yale Law graduate, Kavanaugh started his career as associate counsel with Kenneth Starr, the special prosecutor who investigated former President Bill Clinton’s extramarital affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, helping draft the report recommending Clinton’s impeachment. He also led the investigation into the suicide of Clinton aide Vince Foster.

Kavanaugh, who Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin once called the “Forrest Gump of Republican politics,” later served as partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, DC, and served as senior associate counsel, associate counsel, assistant to the president, and staff secretary to former President George W. Bush.

He also worked in the solicitor general’s office in the George H.W. Bush administration before clerking for recently retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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