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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump has made his choice for Supreme Court. Now it's up to the Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy.

Trump called Kavanaugh "a judge's judge" and a smart man for the bench.

Kavanaugh said he was honored to be chosen.

Republicans, including the Kansas lawmaking contingent, are generally pleased with the pick. Democrats like Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon aren't.

Democrats also fear the rollback of Roe v. Wade and other significant court cases if Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate.

The 53-year-old Kavanaugh is a Washington, D.C., native and attended Yale for both his undergraduate and law degrees. He also clerked for Justice Kennedy -- who was confirmed to the bench over 30 years ago -- and has been serving on the D.C. Court of Appeals since 2006.

Kavanaugh becomes Trump's second Supreme Court nominee after the President appointed Neil Gorsuch to the bench last year.

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