Trump names Kavanaugh as nominee for new Supreme Court

Federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after US President Donald J. Trump (not pictured) announced him his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, Jul 9, 2018. EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

Washington DC, Jul 9 (efe-epa).- The president of the United States on Monday named conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as a nominee to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court.

Donald Trump made the decision after moderate conservative Judge Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.

Kavanaugh is a judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in Washington, and is known for his links with the Bush family administrations.