US: President Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

US: President Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Jul 2018

Washington, July 10 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Monday selected Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to succeed Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in the Supreme Court.

Announcing his pick, Trump said: "Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications, and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law."

Trump said: "Throughout legal circles, he is considered a judge’s judge — a true thought leader among his peers."

Praising his nominee, Trump said: " He is a brilliant jurist, with a clear and effective writing style, universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time."

He said: "There is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving."

In a statement, the White House said: " 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."

Judge Kavanaugh has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006, authoring more than 300 opinions, including 11 that have been affirmed by the Supreme Court.

Before becoming a judge, he served in the George W. Bush administration, first as an Associate Counsel and then Senior Associate Counsel, and subsequently as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary.

A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Judge Kavanaugh clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Kennedy, and for judges on the Third and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Judge Kavanaugh also served as a Counsel for the Office of Independent Counsel under Ken Starr and as a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.
 

 

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US: President Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

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