President Trump selects Judge Kavanaugh as nominee for the Supreme Court
JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH IS AN EXTRAORDINARILY QUALIFIED NOMINEE, CONSISTENTLY AMONG THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE LAW.
Judge Kavanaugh has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for twelve years. That court is widely considered the second-most important court in the nation; three current justices also served there.
Judge Kavanaugh has written opinions in nearly 300 cases dealing with some of the most complicated issues arising in the federal courts. The Supreme Court has endorsed his positions in high-stakes issues at unparalleled rate; thirteen Supreme Court decisions have endorsed positions advocated in his opinions.
Edith Roberts of Scotusblog describes him as “bring[ing] a pragmatic approach to judging . . . his judicial philosophy is conservative, and he has applied principles of textualism and originalism espoused by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.”
Judge Kavanaugh has extensive experience in the executive branch, working in President George W. Bush’s administration as Associate Counsel and Senior Associate Counsel to the President, as well as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary to the President.
Judge Kavanaugh served in Ken Starr’s Office of Independent Counsel during the Clinton Administration.
Judge Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch clerked together for Justice Kennedy.