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Brett Kavanaugh Nominated To Replace Justice Kennedy On The Supreme Court11:30
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to President Trump announcing his nomination in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to succeed retiring Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh currently serves on U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and teaches law at Harvard.

Kavanaugh is a veteran of a number of explosive partisan battles, including the investigation that led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton.

If the Senate confirms him, what kind of justice would Brett Kavanaugh be? And how far to the right would he push the nation's high court?

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Nancy Gertner, former federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and WBUR's legal analyst. She tweets @ngertner.

Ron Cass, dean emeritus of Boston University School of Law and former vice-chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

This segment aired on July 10, 2018.

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