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Kavanaugh, Brett M.
Born 1965 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 25, 2006, to a seat vacated by Laurence H. Silberman. Confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 2006, and received commission on May 30, 2006.

Education:
Yale College, B.A., 1987
Yale Law School, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Walter K. Stapleton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1990-1991
Law clerk, Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1991-1992
Attorney, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1992-1993
Law clerk, Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States, 1993-1994
Associate independent counsel, Whitewater investigation, 1994-1997, 1998
Private practice, 1997-1998, 1999-2001
Associate counsel, President George W. Bush, 2001-2003; senior associate counsel, 2003
Assistant to the president and staff secretary, President George W. Bush, 2003-2006

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, July 25, 2003; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, February 14, 2005; no Senate vote

 

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