Brett Kavanaugh

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Washington, D.C., USA
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Washington, D.C., USA

Brett Kavanaugh is an American Judge and Lawyer. Brett Kavanaugh is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Moreover, he has served as a judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals.

Early Life

His full name is Brett Michael Kavanaugh. He was born on 12 February 1965, in Washington, D.C., USA. At present, he is 57 years old and his birth sign is Aquarius. His mother’s name is Martha Gamble and his father’s name is Everett Edward Kavanaugh Jr. Moreover, he is of Irish Catholic descent on both sides of his family.

As a teenager, he attended ‘Georgetown Preparatory School.’ After graduating in 1983, he went to ‘Yale University.’ He was a basketball player and was the captain of the basketball team for his senior year. Then later, he attended ‘Yale Law School’, after which he began his career as a law clerk.

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Caption: Brett Kavanaugh clicking a photo. Source: The New Republic


On July 9, 2018, Brett was nominated by President Donald Trump and has served since October 6, 2018. Moreover, he was previously a United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and also worked as a staff lawyer for various offices of the federal government.

Brett started his career as a law clerk and then a postgraduate working under Judge Ken Starr. After Starr left the D.C. Circuit to become the head of the Office of Independent Counsel, Brett assisted him with various investigations concerning President Bill Clinton.

After the 2000 U.S. presidential election, he joined the Bush administration as White House staff secretary and was also a central figure in its efforts to identify and confirm judicial nominees. In 2003, Bush nominated Brett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Similarly, his confirmation hearings were contentious and stalled for three years over charges of partisanship.

Ultimately, in May 2006, Brett was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit after a series of negotiations between Democratic and Republican U.S. senators. Similarly, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9, 2018. Therefore, to fill the position vacated by retiring associate justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Caption: Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands with President Trump during the Supreme Court justice’s ceremonial swearing. Source: New York Magazine

Sexual Assault Allegations

Christine Blasey Ford, a Palo Alto University professor, came forward during Brett’s hearing and accused him of drunkenly pinning her down and sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers in the 1980s. Therefore, ‘The Washington Post’ published her account, where she said,

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me. He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

But, Brett refuted the claims, saying,

“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

Then, a second woman also came forward just one week after Ford’s claim. Therefore, Deborah Ramirez alleged that he exposed himself to her at a party when they were both freshmen at Yale. But, Brett again denied the accusation, calling it “a smear, plain and simple.”

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Caption: Brett Kavanaugh states during the 2nd day of his confirmation hearing on 5 September 2018. Source: NBC News

Likewise, a third woman, Julie Swetnick, accused him of sexually aggressive behavior while at alcohol-fueled parties in high school. And, after a two-day hearing, in which Ford and Brett both testified, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to advance Brett’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Moreover, Republican Jeff Flake called for a one-week delay

“to let the FBI do an investigation limited in time and scope to the current allegations,”before the Senate ultimately decided to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Additionally, The Senate Judiciary Committee held a supplemental hearing over Ford’s allegations. In which, experts on sexual violence are characterized as credible. Then, it voted to advance the confirmation to a full Senate vote. The full Senate confirmed Brett by a vote of 50–48, on October 6.

Personal Life

Brett is married to his wife Ashley Estes. They first met when they were employed by the Bush administration. The two were married in July 2004 and have two daughters named Margaret and Liza. The family currently lives in Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland. There is no other information related to his personal life. Therefore, his personal information is away and safe from the public.

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Caption: Brett Kavanaugh with his family and Donald Trump. Source: Voice of America

Brett Kavanaugh – Body Measurements

His height, as well as weight, is not given on the internet. However, he stands tall and has a decent weight that suits his body physique. His other body stats remain unknown as well. He is a smart and handsome man. Moreover, he has a set of dark brown eyes and also has dark brown hair. However, as of his age, his hair is growing grey.

Social Media

Brett is not active socially. Therefore, he has stayed low-key and maintained his private life. He has not made any social media accounts.

Brett Kavanaugh – Net Worth

His net worth stands at $4.6 million. His net worth is shown as $942K which includes $480K in government retirement accounts and $400K in home equity.