Former Bethesda Resident Is Leading Candidate for Nomination to Supreme Court; Montgomery County Will Get All-Female School Board
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Trump could consider nominating former Bethesda resident to Supreme Court vacancy
Brett Kavanaugh, one of the chief contenders for nomination to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, grew up in Bethesda. He rose to prominence in the 1990s when, as a protege of Kenneth Starr, he helped write the Starr Report that detailed the relationship between Monica Lewinsky and then-President Bill Clinton. He now serves as a federal appeals judge in D.C., and his wife is the town manager of Chevy Chase Village. Kavanaugh’s name was also on President Donald Trump’s list of Supreme Court nominees after the death of Judge Antonin Scalia. [Baltimore Sun]
In historic first, women will occupy all seats on Montgomery County school board
The Montgomery County school board will be composed entirely of female members for the first time in its history, beginning later this year. The primary election last week eliminated all the male candidates for open seats on the board of education. The three board members whose seats are not up for election this year are all women, and the incoming student board member is also female. [Washington Post]
Katie Ledecky talks about why she loves Bethesda
Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky said some of her favorite Bethesda hangout spots as a kid included Palisades Pool, the now-closed Barnes & Noble and Ledo Pizza. The five-time gold medalist opened up to Washingtonian magazine about why she loves her hometown, Bethesda. She said she still returns to visit several times each year. [Washingtonian]
Silver Spring man charged in three-car crash in Virginia
A Silver Spring man has been charged in connection with a three-car crash that injured a woman in Virginia. Renzo Angus, 29, is accused of driving while intoxicated in the June 16 collision in Dumfries. Police say Angus drove through a red light and struck a car that was turning left into a shopping center. [Prince William Times]
Sweltering weather to start the week
Temperatures are expected to peak at about 97 degrees Monday. Sunny skies and humidity will make the day feel as hot as 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight lows will be in the mid-70s.
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This article was updated to correct the spelling of Brett Kavanaugh's name.