President Trump has nominated federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, he announced in a prime-time event Monday.
Kavanaugh, 53, is tapped to fill retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat and if he is confirmed by the Senate, the Supreme Court’s ideological tilt is expected to shift solidly to the Right. Senate approval of Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, would mark the second vacancy on the high court filled by Trump.
Kavanaugh would replace Kennedy, for whom he clerked for on the Supreme Court. Kennedy sent shockwaves across Washington, D.C., when he announced late last month he will be retiring after 30 years on the high court, effective July 31.
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