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Kavanaugh Emerges as Man-in-the-Middle With Supreme Court Set to Shift Right

  • Conservative Trump pick would move junior member to center
  • Court likely to shift right if Senate approves Trump nominee
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh remains anathema to many liberals. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means he also may soon be their best hope to save abortion rights and Obamacare.

Kavanaugh, who prefers narrower rulings than some of his conservative colleagues, would find himself at the court’s ideological center if President Donald Trump succeeds in replacing Ginsburg with a staunch conservative. From there he could decide how far, and how quickly, it turns to the right on some of the country’s most divisive issues.