Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court of the United States

Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court of the United States

Brett Michael Kavanaugh was born in February 1965 in Washington, D.C. He earned an undergraduate degree from Yale University and received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law. He clerked at the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and earned a one-year fellowship with the Solicitor General of the United States, Ken Starr.

He continued to work with Starr as an Associate Counsel in the Office of the Independent Counsel and was a principal author of the Starr Report on the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. He worked as an associate in the White House Counsel’s office during the George W. Bush Administration. He later entered private practice.

President Bush nominated Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, but his nomination stalled in the Senate for nearly three years. He was ultimately confirmed by the Senate in a 57-36 vote and sworn in in June 2006.

President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. After prolonged debate and the invoking of cloture, he was confirmed by the Senate and was sworn in October 6, 2016.

Kavanaugh is married to Ashley Estes, and they have two daughters. He is a Catholic.

In the News…

The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld a lower court ruling that personal property forfeiture requires a promptly initiated case by the state but not a preliminary hearing for forfeiture proceedings.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the decision, which stated, “Due process ordinarily requires States to provide notice and a hearing before seizing real property. But States may immediately seize personal property subject to civil forfeiture when the property (for example, a car) otherwise could be removed, destroyed, or concealed before a forfeiture hearing.“

When a State seizes personal property, due process requires a timely post-seizure forfeiture hearing,“ the ruling continued. “Due process does not require a separate preliminary hearing to determine whether seized personal property may be retained pending the ultimate forfeiture hearing.“

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Justice Kavanaugh today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Justice Brett Kavanaugh
Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543


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