Brett Kavanaugh Sworn in as 114th Justice of the Supreme Court

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On October 6, 2018, the United States Senate approved the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States by narrow vote of 50-48. President Donald J. Trump almost immediately signed Judge Kavanaugh's commission aboard Air Force One, and Judge Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice John G. Roberts.

Justice Kavanaugh fills the seat that was vacated by former Justice Anthony Kennedy in June of 2018 [see blog]. He will begin his duties on the Court immediately.

As those following the news likely know, the confirmation process for Justice Kavanaugh was highly contentious. For my part, I wholeheartedly congratulate Justice Kavanaugh and his family on his confirmation to the Supreme Court. I hope that he will prove to be an excellent Justice for decades to come, and his credentials and reputation suggest that he will be just that. I will post more about his background and judicial philosophy in the coming weeks, and we will surely write about Justice Kavanaugh's opinions on the Court in the months and years ahead.

Brett Kavanaugh Sworn in as 114th Justice of the Supreme Court