Like the other eight justices on the court, Kavanaugh has an Ivy League law degree, spending his undergraduate and law school years at Yale.
Speaking at the White House, Kavanaugh pledged to preserve the Constitution and said that "a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law".
Trump even kept his decision from lawmakers until just before his 9 p.m. announcement Monday, informing senators of his decision during a reception in the State Dining Room before his prime time address. In a lecture hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh said Byrd stressed to him the importance of the powers listed in the Constitution.
It appears that if confirmed, Kavanaugh would be the least wealthy justice.
Kavanaugh, 53, a 12-year veteran of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, is expected to face a bruising confirmation battle.
"When I was 15, I found a friend near death, bleeding to death from a back alley abortion", Frankel said, according to the Washington Examiner, which reported she held up the hanger and tapped it on the table.
"I am here tonight because I'm a United States senator", Sen.
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Kirsten Gillibrand said Kavanaugh must "not become the next justice" and that it "will take all of us" to fight against him. "This is an opportunity for senators to put partisanship aside and consider his legal qualifications with the fairness, respect and seriousness that a Supreme Court nomination ought to command".
Despite Kavanaugh's grueling week leading up to his nomination, and spending the ensuing the two days since meeting with senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill ahead of his confirmation hearings, he managed uphold the prior commitment he made with with St. Maria's Meals program.
Democrats hope two Republicans who back abortion rights, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, will vote against the nominee.
The same Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are already talking about having Trump's pick confirmed before the next midterm elections.
Yet there's little doubt that Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, would shift the nation's highest court further to the right.
That could have been a nod to Senate Judiciary Democrats who said Tuesday that they want to review every piece of paper related to Kavanaugh's public service, including his work in the George W. Bush administration.
In another case, Kavanaugh argued in favor of delaying an abortion for an undocumented teen.
Conservative judges are assigned a score between 0 and 1; the closer you are to 1, the more conservative the judge.