Brett Kavanaugh’s climb from the D.C. Circuit to the U.S. Supreme Court was rough for just about everyone. Now that he’s in place, we’re starting to see how he’ll go about handling cases that make it to the highest court in the land. In this Instant Insights, we look at some early signs of how Kavanaugh will conduct himself and what his presence means for the SCOTUS judiciary.
Marcia Coyle | October 08, 2018
Introducing Brett Kavanaugh, now justice, President Donald Trump slammed the sexual misconduct claims that roiled the nominee's confirmation proceedings. Kavanaugh said Monday at the White House: "That process is over. My focus now is to be the best justice I can be."
Marcia Coyle | October 07, 2018
"I’ll be the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have a group of all women law clerks. That is who I am. That is who I was," Brett Kavanaugh said on Sept. 27, testifying after the emergence of sexual misconduct allegations.
Marcia Coyle | October 09, 2018
Sitting at the far right corner of the bench, Kavanaugh chatted and laughed with his seatmate, Obama appointee Justice Elena Kagan, before arguments began. Inside the courtroom, there were no signs of his bitter confirmation proceeding.
Tony Mauro | October 09, 2018
At least three high-profile cases were available to be acted on but were not, likely because they were reviewed by only eight justices.
Tony Mauro | October 11, 2018
Two justices—Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito Jr.—have stayed out of the pool, which means that their clerks give them independent assessments of petitions.
ALM Staff | October 10, 2018
"The Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional. That process is over," Kavanaugh said at the White House on Monday. "My focus now is to be the best justice I can be. I take this office with gratitude and no bitterness."
Tony Mauro | October 08, 2018
Kavanaugh told us that increasing diversity among clerks requires outreach. “A big part of it is demystifying the process, having a conversation about how it works, and encouraging the students to apply,” he said last year.
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