Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Kennedy as US Supreme Court judge

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Washington: US President Donald Trump today 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.

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.

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