“Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials. Throughout legal circles, he is considered a true judge’s judge,” said Trump.
US President Donald Trump has nominated appellate court judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court spot being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Kavanaugh graduated from Yale Law School, and is currently on the US Court of Appeals in the D.C. Circuit court.
During the announcement, Trump said “I do not ask about a nominee’s personal opinions. What matters is not a judge’s political views, but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require.”
Here’s what the White House said about Kavanaugh’s background:
“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.”
The announcement can be watched below:
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