President Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

July 9, 2018 www.whitehouse.gov Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s assumption of senior status. The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh comes after a selection process marked by an historic degree of transparency, including the President’s public disclosure of a list of 25 highly qualified potential nominees to the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006, authoring more than 300 opinions, including 11 that have been affirmed by the Supreme Court. Before becoming a judge, he served in the George W. Bush administration, first as an Associate Counsel and then Senior Associate Counsel, and subsequently as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Judge Kavanaugh clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Kennedy, and for judges on the Third and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Judge Kavanaugh also served as a Counsel for the Office of Independent Counsel under Ken Starr and as a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. Judge Kavanaugh has earned a reputation as a brilliant jurist with impeccable legal credentials, and he is universally respected for his intellect, as well as his ability to persuade and build consensus. Judge Kavanaugh lives in Maryland with his wife Ashley and their two daughters. https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-judge-brett-m-kavanaugh-supreme-court-united-states/?utm_source=link   Full text of remarks PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: My fellow Americans, tonight I speak to you from the East...
Governor Abbott Appoints Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court

Governor Abbott Appoints Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court Governor Greg Abbott today appointed and swore in Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court following Justice Don Willett’s confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Blacklock has served as general counsel for Governor Abbott since 2015. “The Texas Supreme court plays a crucial role in the future of our state, and we need justices with a conservative judicial philosophy who will apply the Constitution as it was intended,” said Governor Abbott. “Jimmy Blacklock is a principled leader who knows that the role of the judicial branch of government is not to legislate from the bench, and he will use his profound understanding of the law to contribute to the court’s decisions. I thank Jimmy for his work on behalf of the people of Texas, and for his unwavering commitment to the rule of law.” Jimmy Blacklock was born and raised in Texas, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. Following graduation, he attended Yale Law School where he was a member of the Federalist Society and president of the Yale Law Republicans. Blacklock honed his legal skills serving as a clerk for Judge Jerry Smith on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He was then appointed by President George W. Bush in the Civil Rights Division within the United States Department of Justice. More recently, Blacklock served as Governor Abbott’s General Counsel after six years in the Texas Attorney General’s office, where he assisted on Obamacare litigation, religious liberty and right to life issues. Source: Press Release Want new articles directly...