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Activists protest Trump’s Supreme Court announcement

A demonstrator protests in front of the Supreme Court as President Donald Trump announces Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2018. (Photo: Cliff Owen/AP)

Activists protest Trump's Supreme Court announcement

President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to the right.

A favorite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Like Trump’s first nominee last year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare. (AP)

Here’s a look at reactions leading up to and in response to the announcement.

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