Kavanaugh and his family watch President Trump sign his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Members of North Carolina and South Carolina's congressional delegation responded to President Donald J. Trump's nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court with praise and alarm. On Monday night, the president nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, to fill the position that Associate Justice Kennedy will vacate upon retirement. 

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as a federal judge by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2006. President George W. Bush looks on. Kavanaugh is Trump's pick to replace Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

President Trump has chosen Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — often thought of as the second-most-powerful court in the country — to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

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President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. If confirmed, Trump's choice would solidify the high court's conservative majority and continue the president's push to shift the federal bench to the right.

Trump announced his choice with a prime-time address from the White House East Room.

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There are a lot of rules that come with practicing medicine, therapy and other professions. They are in place to protect the consumer. But when those rules are used to restrict competitors doing the same thing at a lower cost, it raises the question: Do regulators have consumers' best interest at heart? There has been a spike in lawsuits that challenge the authority of licensing boards. One of the latest disputes comes from North Carolina. It’s between physical therapists and acupuncturists.  

On Wednesday, members of the General Assembly will begin complying with an order issued by the U.S. Supreme Court - fix 28 state legislative districts which the high court found to be illegal racial gerrymanders.

A select group of state senators and representatives will start that process when they meet to discuss redistricting.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Monday struck down North Carolina's 1st and 12th congressional district lines drawn by state legislators in 2011.   A three-judge