Brett Kavanaugh
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Brett Kavanaugh

Republican

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

District of Columbia, District of Columbia

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Court
1 First Street, Northeast Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, DC. 20543
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Brett Kavanaugh

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Summary
Experience
56
Years of Age
DCResidence (state)

Brett Michael Kavanaugh (KA-və-NAW; born February 12, 1965) is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump on July 9, 2018, and has served since October 6, 2018. He was previously a United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and worked as a staff lawyer for various offices of the federal government.Kavanaugh studied history at Yale University, where he joined Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He then attended Yale Law School, after which he began his career as a law clerk and then a postgraduate fellow working under Judge Ken Starr. After Starr left the D.C. Circuit to become the head of the Office of Independent Counsel, Kavanaugh assisted him with various investigations concerning President Bill Clinton, including drafting the Starr Report recommending Clinton's impeachment. After the 2000 U.S. presidential election, in which he worked for George W. Bush's campaign in the Florida recount, he joined the Bush administration as White House staff secretary and was a central figure in its efforts to identify and confirm judicial nominees. Bush nominated Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2003. His confirmation hearings were contentious and stalled for three years over charges of partisanship. He was ultimately confirmed to the D.C. Circuit in May 2006 after a series of negotiations between Democratic and Republican U.S. senators. Two law professors performed an evaluation of Kavanaugh's appellate court decisions in four separate public policy areas for the Washington Post.

Experience

Education

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Yale Law School
Juris Doctor
1990
Yale College
Bachelor of Arts history
1987
Georgetown Preparatory School

Past Positions

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
2018
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
2006 - 2018

Other Experience

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Coach
Girls Basketball Teams
Current
Judicial Liaison Representative
Administrative Conference of the United States
Current
Lector
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Current
Member
Federalist Society
Current
Member
Board of Directors, Washington Jesuit Academy
Current
Member
John Carroll Society
Current
Member
Lawyers Club of Washington
Current
Member
American Law Institute
Current
Member
Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court
Current
Member
Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, Judicial Conference of the United States
Current
Member
Committee on the Judicial Branch, Judicial Conference of the United States
Current
Member
Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court
Current
Tutor
Washington Jesuit Academy
Current
Tutor
J.O. Wilson Elementary School
Current
Member
Board of Directors, District of Columbia Circuit Historical Society
2010 - 2016
Former Judiciary Ex Officio Representative
Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, American Bar Association
Former Notes Editor
Yale Law Journal