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Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? A Look At Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

On Monday night, President Trump took to national television to announce his nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has sat on the DC. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2006. Reaction to his nomination was swift and, depending on what side of the political spectrum it came from, ranged from praise to alarm.

Morning Shift spends the hour breaking down this nomination. We’ll get reactions from three U.S. Senators, talk with law experts about the potential impact of a Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court and the country. We also open the phones to take listeners’ questions and comments.

But first we ask the question: Who is Judge Brett Kavanaugh? Morning Shift digs into his backstory.

GUEST: Jonathan Turley, professor of constitutional law at George Washington University

LEARN MORE: Trump Chooses Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court  (New York Times 7/9/18)

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