Andrew Hamm on Jul 9, 2018 at 7:45 pm – “We live-blogged with First Mondays as President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. The transcript is available below and at this link.”
- President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment, will set off a furious battle.
- Replacing Justice Anthony M. Kennedy with a committed conservative will fundamentally alter the balance of the court.”
Washington Post – Trump picks Judge Kavanaugh for Supreme Court – Conservative stalwart has deep ties to the Republican establishment. “Brett Kavanaugh, 53, served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and worked in George W. Bush’s White House before moving to the federal bench. He served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in the early 1990s alongside Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated for the Supreme Court last year. Kavanaugh has endorsed robust views of presidential powers The record of the federal appeals court judge suggests he would be more to the right than retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.”