Trump picks conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court


The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh comes after a selection process marked by an historic degree of transparency, including the President's public disclosure of a list of 25 highly qualified potential nominees to the Supreme Court.

"Trump must not nominate a candidate that will threaten people with preexisting conditions, and our senator must not vote to take away the protections we need to stay alive", said Laura Packard, a political consultant with stage 4 cancer, during a news conference in Las Vegas on Monday.

Like Trump's first nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh clerked for Kennedy.

A favourite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

A confirmation for Judge Kavanaugh would mean "women's reproductive rights would be in the hands of five men on the Supreme Court", he added.

"I will evaluate Judge Kavanaugh's record, legal qualifications, judicial philosophy and particularly, his views on healthcare", said Sen. "He's a brilliant jurist with a clear and effective writing style, universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds in our time". John McCain back in Arizona fighting cancer, McConnell can not afford to lose a single Republican vote without convincing Democrats to cross the aisle and back a candidate who is largely seen as a conservative nominee. These findings have become particularly relevant as special counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the Russian Federation investigation, considers actions Trump has taken that could possibly be considered obstruction of justice.

The nomination, if confirmed by the Senate, would represent one of the most consequential decisions of Trump's presidency. The president has spent the days leading up to his announcement discussing the pros and cons of various contenders with aides and allies.

Democrats are already lining up against Kavanaugh as too conservative. The ad will be dispersed on national television and across a number of large digital platforms.

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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.

"Let's say it's the four people, but they're excellent, everyone, you can't go wrong", Trump told reporters. The issue has even prompted moderate Republican Sen. As a result, they will argue, the nominee is certain to pursue Trump's policy goals of undermining the Affordable Care Act and overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that barred states from outlawing abortion.

"It is my honor and privilege to announce that I will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says by picking Kavanaugh, Trump is delivering on his pledge to "punish" women for their choices. "And at all times, I'll work to maintain the absolute independence of the judiciary, which in my judgment is the crown jewel of our constitutional democracy". Conservatives, meanwhile, have both downplayed and hailed the possibility of reversing Roe.

Outside adviser Leonard Leo, now on leave from the Federalist Society, said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that this kind of jockeying is standard, noting that "every potential nominee before announcement gets concerns expressed about them by people who might ultimately support them". "Our nation is at a pivotal moment, and CWA ladies will be in the center of the action, protecting our future children and grandchildren with grace and dignity".

Trump has moved quickly to make a nomination while Republicans hold a bare majority in the Senate, which needs to approve the appointment.

Raymond Kethledge, a former staff secretary to George W. Bush, did not impress Trump during his meeting with him, according to The Times, but has been flagged by Senator Mitch McConnell as a safe pick that would have a smoother Senate confirmation process than some of the other finalists.