"Throughout legal circles he's considered a judge's judge, a true thought leader among his peers", Trump, who named conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to the court a year ago, told an applauding audience in the White House East Room during the announcement that was carried on prime-time TV. Kavanaugh worked in the Bush White House as an associate counsel, Staff Secretary and Assistant to the President.
A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Kavanaugh spent two years as a law clerk, for Judge Walter Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He is a fine husband, father, and friend-and a man of the highest integrity. But four Democrats from states Trump won in 2016 voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago, leaving the Republicans room for error.
With President Trump about to make his Supreme Court nomination, one top Democrat is so anxious he's urging his colleagues to put the country before their own careers.
Leonard Leo, a former vice president of the Federalist Society who has advised Trump on judicial nominations, said his goal "has always been to find people to serve on the court who believe in the constitution as it's written".
Democrats see the seat being vacated by Justice Kennedy, a conservative judge who sometimes sided with the court's liberal wing, as critical to maintaining abortion rights and key provisions of former President Barack Obama's healthcare plan.
Yet, following Trump's nomination, McConnell called on his colleagues "to put partisanship aside and consider his legal qualifications with the fairness, respect, and seriousness that a Supreme Court nomination ought to command".
"Most of the time Kennedy swung to the conservative side, especially on questions of the limits of congressional power, the First Amendment, and the Second Amendment", Burrus, who also is managing editor of the Cato Supreme Court Review, tells VOA. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., says she does not have a litmus test for who she wants to serve on the Supreme Court, but someone similar to Justice Neil Gorsuch would be a great selection.
The nominee must be confirmed by the US Senate, which the Republican president's party narrowly controls 51-49. Kavanaugh would be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was.
Outside adviser Leonard Leo, now on leave from the Federalist Society, said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that this kind of jockeying is standard, noting that "every potential nominee before announcement gets concerns expressed about them by people who might ultimately support them".
Before a full vote on the chamber floor, the prospective justice will be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee in hearings that can go on for days.
Still, Trump has recounted how close he came to selecting Hardiman, who was recommended by the president's sister and sometime confidante, retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry.
Kavanaugh's family was present when Trump made the announcement.
The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one. Judge Thomas Hardiman is a USA appeals court judge that The Washington Post reports is a "Second Amendment extremist".
Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia will be prime targets. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been absent since December and is battling brain cancer.
Democrats who plan to oppose Trump's nominee are focusing on two Republican moderates, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, hoping to turn them against Trump's selection.
"President Trump has made another outstanding choice", Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, said a statement moments later.
The two squared off for a moment before Lesnar shoved Cormier in the chest and stated, "DC, I'm coming for you, m--f--". The card is headlined by Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier , as well as co-main event Derrick Lewis vs Francis Ngannous.
The 52nd-ranked Giorgi produced a backhand victor at 4-5, 30-40 in the second set, then won a tiebreaker to force a deciding set. Serena Williams , the seven-time Wimbledon victor , is seeded 25th after her tentative return from the birth of her first child.
Britain blames Russian Federation for the attack, however, Russian Federation has denied the allegation. Still, more than 20 other countries have expelled Russian diplomats in a show of support for the UK.
Asked by Autosport why Verstappen was so much stronger in that area, Horner replied: "Max has got a great ability to do that". I think overall, it's not going to change the world in my opinion. "At the moment I don't know", Raikkonen added.
After the news of her engagement broke, McPhee used Twitter to address the reports with a single emoji and an Ariana Grande GIF. The Canadian music mogul popped the big question while the couple enjoyed a European vacation on the island of Capri on Sunday.
The former director of the Central Intelligence Agency added that he expected North Korea to be "ready to do the same". Both issues are considered essential tests of whether Mr Kim is serious about negotiations.
Since then, fuel has only been added to the rumours thanks to the social media activity of Justin and Hailey's family and friends. Excited for the next chapter!" the singer's father Jeremy Bieber wrote on Instagram with a picture of his son.
USA officials and business owners have warned Trump that the tariffs will be a major hit to American companies. Ahead of the planned tariffs, China said that the "US is opening fire on the entire world, including itself".
Verstappen was half a second off pace-setter Lewis Hamilton in the second practice session which left him P5 in the standings. His Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo endured a frustrating race on his 29th birthday, retiring due to a broken exhaust.
Daniel Cormier goes big in quest to make history
For all the talk about champion-vs. -champion bouts over the years in the UFC, their actual history is just two chapters long. Could Brock Lesnar versus Daniel Cormier be the match that takes the UFC out of its slump? "It's a true superfight", he said.
Boys Have Been Rescued From Thailand Cave
It is estimated that the boys and their coach are 1.24 miles from the mouth of the cave and about 0.6 miles below the surface. His parents, who along with other families, have maintained a constant vigil at the site since the boys first became trapped.
Trump to meet Queen as United Kingdom rolls out red carpet
Smyth expressed doubts that the president would stop by for a pint but said he would "have a pint of stout ready for him in case". "I was talking to regulars who are looking forward to the visit and I said "Let's set up the Trump Arms while he is here".
Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Star release date
Flexible smartphones have been in works but we are yet to see a commercially available foldable smartphone in the market. This is expected to be a drag on profit growth when the Korean conglomerate posts second quarter earnings on Friday.
Apple's Next iPhone Series Rumored To Launch With New Colors
Kuo believes that the 2018 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus will carry a $999 price tag which is similar to the existing 5.8-inch iPhone X. There is also a rumoured 6.1-inch LED iPhone, which will reportedly come in gray, white, blue, red, and orange colour schemes.
Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif given 10-year jail term
The decision against the Sharifs comes ahead of the July 25 polls, as well as media complaints that the press is being muzzled. He denies drawing the monthly salary. "PML-N will not perish politically as it has a strong base in northern Punjab".
Vice President Mike Pence Met With Supreme Court Contenders
In the coming weeks, you'll hear critics charging that Trump's pick is not sufficiently independent, that he's no Anthony Kennedy. In January, Collins was one of two Republicans who voted against banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy along with Sen.