Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court? Here’s where Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on abortion, executive power, and guns. Ian Millhiser on the man Trump picked to kill Roe v. Wade. From Vox, the key senators to watch for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation: Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski matter most; and Trump is starting to pressure red-state Democrats to support his Supreme Court pick. “Akil Ahmar wins this year’s Neal Katyal Award for meritorious service on behalf of contrarianism”. The Supreme Court vs. democracy: Even those most invested in the Court’s grandeur are finding it hard to defend its reality.

Jay Michaelson on the secrets of Leonard Leo, the man behind Trump’s Supreme Court pick. The guy behind Trump’s SCOTUS choices says no one knows if they’d overturn Roe v. Wade.