Confirmation’s rocky road

It’s too soon to know what kind of fight President Donald Trump has on his hands in nominating federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. But one thing is clear: If Trump thinks this is going to be Gorsuch 2.0 — a relatively smooth process that inured to the president’s political benefit on the way to an inevitable confirmation — he is mistaken. There are five reasons the Kavanaugh confirmation battle will diverge from Justice Neil Gorsuch’s path to the court.

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