When Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the supreme Court, he did what is likely the most important act a president of these United States can possibly do, constitutionally speaking.  The President’s powers are very limited and defined according to Article 2 of the Constitution and he has very little authority to personally impact the lives of the people, except through this power to nominate judges and  justices.  Yet, according to the Constitution, this is only 1/3 of the process necessary to seat a justice.A person may be nominated by the president to be a justice, but a justice is not seated until the person is vetted and confirmed by the Senate.  The bifurcation of this process was an intentional safeguard to ensure the appointment of a justice that would be independent of both the executive and legislative branches and to ensure that the judicial branch would remain true to the Constitution, rather than ruled by politics.

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