Kavanaugh appointment ‘to reverse civil right gains’, groups warn | Trump News

Rights groups in the United States have sharply criticised the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, warning that the appointment of President Donald Trump’s pick would reverse hard-earned civil liberties for African Americans, women and other groups.

Trump on Monday chose Kavanaugh, who sits on the Federal Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia Circuit, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

If confirmed by the Senate, the 53-year old Kavanaugh is poised to remain on the bench for years to come, cementing conservative control in the country’s top judicial body.

Currently, the court tilts to the right with a 5-4 majority over its liberal wing, with 81-year-old Kennedy, who announced his retirement late last month, being the crucial swing vote. In theory, the can vote…

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