History of the Federal Judiciary

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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 February 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.

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


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