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."
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