President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, marking the second high court nomination of his presidency. Here's what you should know about Kavanaugh, and how he compares to other finalists for the position.
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Three other jurists were reported to be finalists for the position. Thomas Hardiman, a judge on the Philadelphia-based Third Circuit Court of Appeals, was also a finalist for the last opening on the Supreme Court, which ultimately went to Justice Neil Gorsuch. Here is background on the other contenders for the position.