Donald Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice

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Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS - Getty Images
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From Cosmopolitan

President Donald Trump announced Monday night that he will officially nominate judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice of the United States, filling Anthony Kennedy's vacated seat.

Kavanaugh is a staunch conservative who attended Yale and Yale law, which is par for the course considering every judge on the court went to either Harvard or Yale, per Vox. He worked in the solicitor general's office during George H.W. Bush's administration and clerked for two well-known appellate judges. Since 2006, he's served on the DC circuit.

During his introduction, Trump said there is "no one more qualified" and "no one more deserving" than his nominee, and he made sure to point out that he hopes Kavanaugh moves quickly through the confirmation process. "This incredibly qualified nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust bipartisan support."

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Kavanaugh's potential nomination sparked concern among democrats, and it ensures that if confirmed, the Supreme Court will have a conservative majority and the Supreme Court will yet again be mostly male.

During his address, Kavanaugh noted specifically that he hires clerks every year, and "I'm proud that the majority of my clerks have been women." Many democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, expect Kavanaugh to potentially help overturn Roe v. Wade if a challenge on it were to come to the Supreme Court.

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