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William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing on January 15, 2019. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM)

At a private ceremony Thursday morning, U.S. Attorney General William Barr presented one of the Justice Department’s most prestigious awards to a group of government lawyers who supported Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018, a contentious confirmation process that became embroiled in allegations of sexual misconduct.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at cbarber@alm.com. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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