Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On Monday night, President Trump announced he has chosen Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The conservative Kavanaugh graduated from Yale Law School in 1990, and was a law clerk for Kennedy in 1993. He was an associate counsel to Kenneth Starr, and helped draft the Starr report urging President Bill Clinton's impeachment. President George W. Bush nominated him to the D.C. Appeals Court in 2003, but he was not confirmed until three years later, with Democrats saying he was too partisan and inexperienced.

Trump said Kavanaugh has "impeccable credentials," and is "considered a judge's judge." He's a "brilliant jurist, with a clear and effective writing style," Trump added, and "one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time."

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us