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Trump picks Kavanaugh for high court

U.S. SUPREME COURT building in Washington, D.C.

Brett M. Kavanaugh, currently a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was nominated Monday evening by President Donald Trump to become an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH

If confirmed by the Senate, Kavanaugh, 53, would succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement recently. Originally appointed to his judgeship post in 2006 by George W. Bush, he previously served as White House staff secretary from 2003 to 2006.

Before that he worked with Kenneth Starr in the Office of the Independent Counsel investigating the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal that led to the impeachment trial of then-president Clinton

He would give the court a 5-4 conservative majority.  Born in Washington D.C, in 1965, he attended Yale University and is married to Ashley Estes.

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