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Trump announces new Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON—Last night President Trump announced his Supreme Court justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh is 53 years old and considered a conservative choice that will most likely win support from most Republican members of the Senate to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who is retiring at the end of July.
Kavanaugh is currently a United States Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He heard over 300 cases that have been brought before him and authored hundreds of legal opinions during the George W. Bush administration when he worked as general counsel in the White House. In 1993, he also worked as law clerk for Justice Kennedy.
Senate members will be pouring through his legal decisions to determine how he would vote on issues concerning freedom of choice on women's reproductive rights, health insurance coverage, digital privacy, immigration, workers' rights, financial regulations, and environmental/climate change.
Immediately after President Trump announced his nomination, the Democrats held a rally late into the night in front of the Supreme Court led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
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