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FEATURING JESSICA MASON PIEKLO – President Donald Trump on Monday night made his highly anticipated announcement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his new Supreme Court nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. The 53-year old federal appeals court judge was an aide to President George W. Bush and had investigated President Bill Clinton.

He is a staunch Republican who is connected to GOP organizations and whose name was high on the list of 25 judges vetted by extremist anti-abortion groups that Trump promised to pick from in case of a Supreme Court vacancy.

So who is Brett Kavanaugh and which of our rights are at stake with his confirmation to the nation’s highest court?

Read Jessica Pieklo’s article on Rewire.News about Kavanaugh, HERE.

Jessica Mason Pieklo is Vice President of Law and the Courts at Rewire.News. She is a writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado. She is the former assistant director of the Health Law Clinic at Hamline Law School in St. Paul, Minnesota and former litigator. She just wrote a piece on about Kavanaugh.

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