President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is a 53-year-old former aide to former President George W. Bush. He has served on the D.C. Circuit Court since 2006, and he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. He also worked with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr on the investigation that led to former President Bill Clinton's impeachment.
While some liberals say he's too extreme, most conservatives seem pretty content with the pick — the president among them. Speaking to reporters this morning, Trump was optimistic about the upcoming confirmation hearings and said, “Kavanaugh has gotten rave reviews ... from both sides.”
Jim Braude was joined by Renee Landers, Suffolk Law professor and constitutional law expert, and Kevin Martin — a partner at Goodwin Procter, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. They gave their take on Trump’s nominee.