His views on abortion are generally unknown, but Kavanaugh was part of a panel that signed an order previous year to prevent an illegal teenage immigrant from getting an abortion.
U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Raymond Kethledge, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman are all in the running as final candidates.
Kavanaugh worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel whose investigation of Clinton helped spur an effort by congressional Republicans in 1998 and 1999 to impeach the Democratic president and remove him from office.
The appointment is seen as crucial because Kennedy was often a swing vote who would sometimes side with the court's four conservative justices and at other times with its liberals.
Trump is hoping to replicate his successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace long-serving conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement on June 27 at age 81.
Trump suggests China might be interfering in North Korea talks Security Council has demanded numerous times that the North dispose of its nuclear weapons and end its ballistic missile program. During the trilateral meeting in Tokyo , Kono thanked Pompeo for that, a senior Foreign Ministry official said later on Sunday.
OMCs gain as US-China trade war fears weigh on oil prices For the week ended on July 6, the total number of oil drilling rigs in the USA increased by 5, or by 0.6 percent - to 863 units. US markets also garnered support from a government employment report showing better-than-expected growth in jobs.
The White House is hoping the Senate moves quickly to confirm Kavanaugh before the midterm elections in November threaten to unfurl the narrow Republican majority in the chamber and nix the precious leverage the GOP holds over some red state Democrats up for reelection in 2018.
The president has spent the days leading up to his announcement discussing the pros and cons of the various options with aides and allies.
In a primetime announcement at the White House, Mr Trump praised his pick as a "brilliant jurist".
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Roy Blunt of Missouri said Sunday that they believe any of the top four contenders could get confirmed by the GOP-majority Senate.
Meanwhile, liberal groups are already calling on two moderate Republican senators - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - to reject the nominee. In 2017, Kyl helped prepare former Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his confirmation hearing.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, while not arguing against Kavanaugh on the merits, has spoken to the White House about the volume of material from the judge's career that would need to be pored through, potentially bogging down the confirmation, according to people familiar with the process.
Blumenthal told Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that the public supports abortion rights.
One Democrat up for re-election, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, announced Monday that he would oppose any nominee from Trump's list of 25 possible candidates, drafted by conservative groups. He called it the "fruit of a corrupt process straight from the D.C. swamp". But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions.
Then, Baron Cohen's voice - in a thick, Borat-style accent - can be heard addressing former US Vice President Dick Cheney . It also follows news from earlier this year, in which it was said that Baron Cohen was trying to get in a room with O.J.
When the practice schedule was released yesterday at Wimbledon , the first reaction was to wonder if there had been some mistake. Two double-faults from De Minaur followed by a net error allowed Nadal to serve for the first set, which he took easily .
The newly minted Duchess of Sussex wore a sleeveless Brandon Maxwell sheath dress paired with Manolo Blahnik nude pumps. The pair seemed to get on brilliantly with photos of them laughing and smiling together beamed around the world.
Marouane Fellaini has made one of the midfield spots his own since his game changing performance against Japan last week. For the French to land it, they'll have to end Belgium's 24-match unbeaten run which comprises 19 wins and five draws.
Mazbouh fiercely criticized the way she had been treated, claiming she was "harassed by taxi drivers and men in the street". Tourist Mona el-Mazbouh complained about sexual harassment in profanity-laced video, with Egyptians responding in kind.
The 26-year-old had a number of suitors for his signature but was lured to the London Stadium by Pellegrini's vision. West Ham have signed Fabián Balbuena from Brazilian side Corinthians on a four-year contract.
It added that "not all women are able to breastfeed", and they "should have the choice and access to alternatives". An Ecuadorian official said that his government did not anticipate the harshness of America's response.
Such an attempt wasn't as hard for Pastrana, who jumped over 16 buses easily . "Man I tell you what, it's been such an honor". After finishing with a few burnouts, Pastrana celebrated his triplicating feat by diving into the fountain.
Lucas Colazzo, a cardiac surgeon at the hospital, wrote alongside a photo of Gadot posing with several employees. The movie has since cast Kristen Wiig as the film's villain , Cheetah, and Pedro Pascal in an undisclosed role.
Firmino says Brazil's elimination a 'huge blow'
The winners will move on to play for the World Cup , while the losers will have to settle for a third-place playoff. The Chelsea star has been involved in 14 goals in his past 14 internationals, with eight goals and six assists.
Why the Thai cave rescue is so tricky
The first boy of the day, and fifth overall, was removed from the cave at 5 p.m., a source close to the operation told ABC News . Narongsak Osattanakorn said the second phase began at 11 a.m. and authorities "hope to hear good news in the next few hours".
Russia, US readying deal for summit
Russia's expectations were low heading into the World Cup , but Cherchesov feels their efforts have won over the public. We could only prove our worth by working hard", said Cherchesov.
Starbucks Will Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020
The announcement comes after Seattle, Starbucks' home market, banned restaurants from using plastic straws and utensils on July 1. Last month, McDonald's announced that it would start testing plastic-straw alternatives at certain US locations later this year.