Judge Brett Kavanaugh

On Monday July 9th, 2018 President Trump announced his choice for the Supreme Court.  The choice is 53 year old Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  He went to Catholic elementary and high school.  He graduated from Yale Law school and as a lawyer in private practice, he chaired the Federalist Society’s Religious Liberty Practice Group.

In 2006 he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the District of Columbia Circuit Court.  He has over 300 decisions that can be analyzed.  He is identified as a proponent of originalism, a manner of interpreting the Constitution that begins with the text and attempts to give that text the meaning it had when it was adopted.  He is a strong believer in the separation of Powers. (Legislative, Judicial, and Executive)

His confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate will be difficult.  The balance of the Court is at stake.  He needs 51 votes to confirm his nomination.  More will follow…..