Brett Kavanaugh’s seat on the Supreme Court could mean abortion opponents are closer than they’ve been in 45 years to overturn Roe v. Wade.
President Donald Trump nominated federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court Monday night, a pivotal choice that could move the court in a more conservative direction for decades.
At a White House ceremony announcing the pick, Trump described Kavanaugh as a man of "impeccable credentials" and a "true thought leader among his peers."
Kavanaugh ruled in one case involving abortion last year and is considered a likely opponent of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. He has a solidly conservative record as a judge in cases involving government regulation and the separation of powers, issues that are important to the groups supporting his candidacy.
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