4 Things You Didn’t Know About Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 6, 2018 by AFP

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin next week.

Judge Kavanaugh is an eminently qualified jurist who will defend the Constitution, but don’t just take our word for it. Learn more about Kavanaugh’s background below.

Did you know…?

  1. Judge Kavanaugh graduated from Yale University and Yale Law School.
  2. After law school, Judge Kavanaugh served as a clerk to the man he was nominated to replace, Justice Anthony Kennedy.
  3. Judge Kavanaugh sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, where he was confirmed in 2006 with bipartisan support.
  4. During his 12 years on the federal bench, Judge Kavanaugh has issued opinions in nearly 300 cases dealing with some of the most complicated issues considered by the federal courts.

Judge Kavanaugh has accomplished a lot over the course of his exemplary career.

But perhaps most importantly, during his career as a judge, he has demonstrated his belief that judges should uphold the Constitution and interpret the law as written.

Earlier this year, Judge Kavanaugh wrote, “the judge’s job is to interpret the law, not to make policy.”

Judge Kavanaugh has made it clear that he does not let his own policy preferences or personal feelings sway his decisions.

In other words, he has the exact kind of temperament one would look for in a Supreme Court Justice.

As senators consider Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination this week, it is crucial that AFP activists like you continue to keep pressure on our lawmakers to #ConfirmKavanaugh.

Take Action Today! Urge your senator to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court today!