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Conservative stalwart Justice Kavanaugh picked for US Supreme Court

Justice Kavanaugh's nomination has set the stage for a bruising confirmation battle as Democrats immediately vowed to oppose the President's choice

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

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Trump with the 53-year-old conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh   Photo: REUTERS

US President on Tuesday nominated conservative as a Supreme Court Judge, a decision that could have far—reaching implications on everything from abortion to guns to immigration and alter the balance of the ideologically divided apex court.

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President Trump picked Justice Kavanaugh, a conservative stalwart who has deep ties to the Republican establishment, from an original list of 25 judges, which also included prominent Indian—American judge


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Justice Kavanaugh’s nomination has set the stage for a bruising confirmation battle as Democrats immediately vowed to oppose the President’s choice of the vacancy created by 81-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Announcing Justice Kavanaugh’s nomination in a prime-time event at the East Room of the White House, Trump described the 53-year-old from Maryland, currently a judge in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as one with “impeccable credentials and one of the finest legal minds of our times”.

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 22:08 IST
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