Who Is Brett Kavanaugh Trump Supreme Court Nominee

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Calling Trump's Supreme Court nomination an "honor and privilege", Kavanaugh addressed a crowd in the White House's East Room alongside his wife and two daughters.

Many Democrats were also swift to give their on-the-record reactions to Kavanaugh's selection. Sen.

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President Trump taunted his skeptics Sunday as he prepared to name his second nominee to the Supreme Court, tweeting a highlight reel of politicians and celebrities predicting he couldn't win the presidency.

Kavanaugh, 53, had always been mentioned in Washington chatter as a potential high court choice by a Republican president because of his educational background, intellectual firepower and an unyielding commitment to a legal approach championed by conservative Supreme Court justices such as Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. He is among the best and brightest jurists on the appellate courts with a reputation of being fair and impartial in his decisions.

Trump said on Sunday he not made up his mind yet but expected to do so by noon on Monday, ahead of his announcement at 9 p.m.

"By publishing a short list, and sticking to traditional conservative justices, he allayed many fears about who he might appoint to the Court".

In her 20s, she co-authored a paper that said Catholic judges, if they are faithful to church teachings, are "morally precluded" from enforcing the death penalty.

"Trump will never be elected president of the United States", said former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "Just as I did when Merrick Garland and Neil Gorsuch were nominated, I will evaluate Judge Kavanaugh's record, legal qualifications, judicial philosophy and particularly, his views on healthcare". Brett's mother Martha Gamble served as a Maryland state Circuit Court Judge from 1995 to 2001.

The stakes are sky high for filling the opening created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's imminent retirement. Kavanaugh, for instance, has not been as vocal about his opinions on abortion as, say, Amy Coney Barrett, another top contender for the role.

"We are close to making a decision", said Trump. He's urging people to make their voices heard, an indirect reference to voicing their objections to senators. While he has yet to reveal his sentiments on the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to abortion access, he was involved with a dispute over whether a pregnant migrant woman who was being held by immigration authorities could receive an abortion in 2017, according to the Los Angeles Times.

It can seem as if Kavanaugh has been getting ready for this moment for some time.

"In keeping with President Reagan's legacy, I do not ask about a nominee's personal opinions".

"Well, they're going to be completely in concert with President Trump's promise to only appoint biased judges who will overturn Roe".

On Monday evening, Kavanaugh said he was "humbled" to have been selected by Trump. He also praised Kennedy.

In recent years the Supreme Court has made landmark decisions on fundamental and often politically charged issues ranging from same-sex marriage, abortion, gun rights, corporate money in elections, and free speech. The framers established that the Constitution is created to secure the blessings of liberty. "Specifically, as a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, his nomination presents an existential threat to the health care of hundreds of millions of Americans". He says he will fight the nomination "with everything I have", and warns that if Kavanaugh is confirmed, "women's reproductive rights would be in the hands of five men on the Supreme Court".

Kavanaugh, 53, now serves as a judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

"He swung to the other side on the question of gay rights and abortion, and those are the particular issues that concern those on the left". Before becoming a judge, he served in the George W. Bush administration, first as an Associate Counsel and then Senior Associate Counsel, and subsequently as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary.

Kethledge, a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, is a former Kennedy clerk and a former in-house lawyer at Ford Motor Co.

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