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Trump Selects Kavanaugh in Bid to Cement Conservative High Court

  • Appeals court judge worked for President George W. Bush, Starr
  • Appointment could shift court to right on abortion, gay rights
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President Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as his choice for Supreme Court Justice. (Source: Bloomberg)

President Donald Trump moved to reshape the U.S. Supreme Court, filling the second vacancy of his presidency with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and potentially creating the most conservative court in generations.

Kavanaugh, 53, is a Washington insider and former aide to President George W. Bush who has been a skeptic of regulatory power during a dozen years on a federal appeals court in Washington.