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Trump Picks EPA Critic Kavanaugh For High Court, Teeing Up Senate Fight

July 09, 2018
President Donald Trump has named U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, setting up what is expected to be a fiercely contested confirmation fight over adding a long-time EPA critic to the high court. If the Senate confirms Kavanaugh, observers expect he would add a reliable conservative vote to the closely divided court, boosting the odds that Trump EPA rollbacks will survive judicial...

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