Trump picks conservative judge Kavanaugh for US Supreme Court

These two judged are favorites to win Supreme Court nod

In picking the 53-year-old Kavanaugh, Trump aimed to entrench conservative control of the court for years to come with his second lifetime appointment to the nation's highest judicial body in his first 18 months as president.

While the president has been pondering his choice, his aides have been preparing for what is expected to be a tough confirmation fight.

Kavanaugh's 12 years as an appellate judge, combined with his Yale pedigree, Supreme Court clerkship under Kennedy and top posts in the Bush administration, give him a resume his predecessors can't match. CBS News reported that Judge Thomas Hardiman, who was the runner-up to Neil Gorsuch, was also a finalist. As an attorney, Kavanaugh worked for the special counsel investigating former President Bill Clinton, who was eventually impeached, and also worked for the Bush campaign during the 2000 presidential election recount. Kyl also was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hold a hearing on Trump's choice for the court. "A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law", he told the assembled dignitaries, as Trump beamed. The New York Times reports she says she would like to see the scope of abortion rights changed. He left office as the number two in his party's Senate leadership, a position now held by Republican GOP Sen.

Democrats have sounded the alarm that by shifting the ideological balance of the top court Trump could place women's reproductive rights, health care and LGBT rights at risk, and demonstrators gathered at the Supreme Court Monday night in protest at the nomination.

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Hardiman had a personal connection to the president, having served with Trump's sister on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. As an appeals court judge, Kethledge authored several notable opinions, including one that upheld the death penalty against a suspect who murdered a woman on federal land and a case in OH that questioned whether private citizens can sue the state for failing to enforce pollution controls.

The White House has assembled a team to handle communications, strategy and messaging coordination to defend and push the nomination through on Capitol Hill.

Kavanaugh also offered a nod to the Supreme Court justice he's expected to replace, saying "the framers established that the Constitution is created to secure the blessings of liberty".

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From the other side of the aisle, Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said that Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh "shows his commitment to selecting judges who are themselves committed to this restraint". And they certainly want Trump's choice confirmed before the November election, when Democrats have a long-shot chance of retaking the Senate majority.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace a frequent swing vote on the bench, retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often sided with his liberal colleagues on issues such as abortion, affirmative action and LGBT rights. The White House said Monday that former Sen.

The White House reassigned key communications staff last week to focus exclusively on the looming Supreme Court fight.

One Democrat up for re-election, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, announced Monday he would oppose any nominee from Trump's list of 25 possible candidates, drafted by conservative groups.

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"Red-state Democrats are going to have a very hard decision, and I hope that every Republican will rally behind these picks because they're all outstanding", Sen.

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