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Donald Trump nominated Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy of Supreme Court justice opened after the retirement announcement of moderate right-winger Anthony Kennedy.
The president of the United States, DonaldTrump, nominated today (09.07.2018) the conservative Brett Kavanaugh to occupy the post that will be vacant in the Supreme Court of Justice after the retirement in late July of the judge Anthony Kennedy.
With the departure of Kennedy, considered a moderate, Trump had the possibility of placing in office a magistrate that gives more weight to the conservatives within that legislative body.
Kavanaugh (53) is a judge of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in Washington, and stands out for his links with the Bush family administrations.
The candidate thanked the president for his confidence and he stressed the importance of confirming him quickly in the position. “There is no one in the United States more qualified for this position and no one who deserves it more,” said Trump, noting that Kavanaugh “merits a quick confirmation.”
Approval of the Congress
The nomination of the president must be approved by Congress. The leader of the Republican majority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, said that the chamber will appoint the new judge in late fall (boreal). On November 8, important parliamentary elections will take place in the United States.
If confirmed in office, Kavanaugh would tilt the balance towards a fully conservative court, since, along with John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, would have a majority of five votes.