US President Donald Trump has nominated conservative Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court Judge to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement recently.
Kavanaugh, 53, of Maryland, currently a judge in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has impeccable credentials and one of the finest legal mind of our times. Trump announced during his prime time address to the nation from the White House last night.
Trump picked Justice Kavanaugh from his original list of 25 judges, from which he had said he would nominate for any vacancy in the Supreme Court. The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh comes after a selection process marked by a historic degree of transparency, including the President’s public disclosure of a list of 25 highly qualified potential nominees to the Supreme Court.