Brett Michael Kavanaugh is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump on July 9, 2018, and has served since October 6, 2018. He studied history at Yale University, where he joined Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. After the 2000 U.S. presidential election, he worked for George W. Bush’s campaign in the Florida recount.
About Brett Kavanaugh in brief
Brett Michael Kavanaugh is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump on July 9, 2018, and has served since October 6, 2018. He studied history at Yale University, where he joined Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He then attended Yale Law School, after which he began his career as a law clerk and then a postgraduate fellow working under Judge Ken Starr. After the 2000 U.S. presidential election, he worked for George W. Bush’s campaign in the Florida recount. He later worked as White House staff secretary and was a central figure in its efforts to identify and confirm judicial nominees. His confirmation hearings were contentious and stalled for three years over charges of partisanship. In October 2018, it was reported that Kavanaugh and Chris Dudley were involved in a bar fight in September 1985 after Kavanaugh threw ice in a fight. In his yearbook, Kavanaugh called himself a “Renate Alumnius,” a reference to a female student at a nearby Catholic school. He is of Irish Catholic descent on both sides of his family. His paternal great-grandfather immigrated to the U. S. from Roscommon, Ireland, in the late 19th century. His maternal Irish lineage goes back to his great-great-grandparents settling in New Jersey. His father was a lawyer and served as the president of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association for two decades. His mother was a history teacher at Woodson and McKinley high schools in Washington in the 1960s and 1970s.
She earned a law degree from American University in 1978 and served from 1995 to 2001 as a Maryland Circuit Court judge in Montgomery County, Maryland. He graduated from Yale in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in history. He played basketball with future judge James E. Boasberg and played for two years on the junior varsity team. He also served as a member of the Yale Daily News, the Yale Law Journal and the Yale School of Law. He worked as a staff lawyer for various offices of the federal government, including the Office of Independent Counsel. He has served on the D. C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2003. In 2003, President Bush nominated him to be a judge on the Circuit. In May 2006, he was ultimately confirmed to the Circuit after a series of negotiations between Democratic and Republican U. S. senators. In July 2013, he served on a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., until he was appointed to a federal appellate court in May 2014. In August 2013 he was named a judge of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In March 2014, he became the first African-American judge to serve on the Federal Court of appeals in New York City. In April 2015, he joined the New York Supreme Court as a judge. In June 2014 he was elected to the New Jersey Supreme Court. In September 2014 he served a three-year term as a New Jersey Superior Court judge.