In an announcement on prime-time television Monday night, President Donald Trump named Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring at the end of July.
Kavanaugh, 53, is a conservative judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. A Yale Law School graduate, Kavanaugh was appointed to the federal bench by former President George W. Bush and has written nearly 300 opinions in 12 years.
Morning Shift digs into the impact Kavanaugh could have on the nation’s highest court for decades to come.
GUEST: Genevieve Lakier, assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School
Dan Hemel, assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School
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