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Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Jurist

  • Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated by the US President Donald Trump as a Supreme Court judge. Mr. Trump praised Kavanaugh as a "brilliant jurist" during a primetime announcement at the White House. He said “Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law. He is a brilliant jurist with a clear and effective writing style, universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time.” Kavanaugh would replace 81-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his retirement in summer last month. Kavanaugh has said that he was humbled by Trump's confidence in him.