Donald Trump's choice for Supreme Court justice is set to become the latest political battleground in the US Senate.

The president's nomination of Republican loyalist Brett Kavanaugh is opposed by Democrats.

They say Trump's trying to tilt the nine justices in the highest court in the land towards the conservative right.

Advocacy groups have already begun spending millions of dollars to persuade senators to make the right choice when they vote in the autumn.

The outcome of this nomination is expected to shape the Supreme Court for many years to come.


Presenter: Laura Kyle


Sandy Levinson - professor of government, University of Texas Law School

Kenneth Jost - author of the Supreme Court yearbook and legal affairs blog 'Jost on Justice'

Matthew Mackowiak - republican consultant and former aide to ex-President George W Bush

Source: Al Jazeera News