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President Trump’s pick to be sworn in on Saturday, cementing a 5-4 conservative majority
In a 50-48 vote, the Senate confirmed Brett M. Kavanaugh, cementing a conservative majority on the nation’s top court. Image: AP
WASHINGTON—The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, cementing a conservative majority on the nation’s top court after a blistering battle over sexual-assault allegations leveled against him.
Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed by a two-vote margin, with 50 in favor, 48 opposing, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) voting present. One senator, Republican Steve Daines of Montana, was absent due to his daughter’s wedding.