Podcasts: Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh — Conservative, Very Conservative, or Off-the-Chart Conservative?

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh and his family with Donald Trump, July 9, 2018

I joined talkRADIO and Monocle 24’s The Briefing on Tuesday to discuss the Trump Administration’s selection of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, ensuring a 5-4 conservative conservative majority.

With Trump having little role in the process, I chat about the politics around Kavanaugh’s selection, involving the Federalist Society, White House staff, and GOP leaders in the Senate. And we look at how far and how fast the new Justice might go in pushing against LGBT rights, environmental regulations, gun control, and even abortion rights.

Listen to talkRADIO from 8:38 in 0930-1000 Segment

Listen to Monocle 24 from 1:26

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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