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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.

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Then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh walks along the hallways of the Russell Senate Office Building on his way to a meeting with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, on July 11. Photo Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

In an early sign of his pledge to be a “team player” on the U.S. Supreme Court, new Justice Brett Kavanaugh has decided to join the court’s “cert pool,” a system for sharing law clerks to screen the thousands of incoming petitions for review.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at tmauro@alm.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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