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Kavanaugh Emerges as Key Contender for Trump Supreme Court Pick

  • Trump and GOP leaders eager to move quickly on confirmation
  • Trump says he will make choice from list of 25 contenders
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Bloomberg’s David Westin and Greg Stohr discuss Justice Kennedy’s retirement.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh, a former Anthony Kennedy law clerk with close ties to the retiring justice, is emerging as a top contender to replace his former boss, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the Trump’s administration thinking.

It remains early in the selection process for a nomination that could tip the ideological balance of the court to its most conservative in decades, and President Donald Trump has a record of shifting directions on key decisions.