Brett Kavanaugh became the newest Supreme Court justice this month after being accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and now his accuser has been forced to leave her home due to threats against her life by Trump supporters. This has not stopped Brett Kavanaugh from accumulating wealth throughout his adult life. He’s been appointed as a federal appeals court judge, hired as an appellate advocate by Bill Clinton, served under George W Bush as White House Staff Secretary, and was President Donald Trump’s second pick for Supreme Court after Justice Anthony Kennedy retired in July 2018.
The Early Years
Born in 1965, Brett Michael Kavanaugh grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and attended Georgetown Preparatory School before attending Yale University. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1990. He began his career as a law clerk for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. After that he served as an associate counsel for President George W. Bush from 2001-2003, then as White House Staff Secretary from 2003-2006, and finally as assistant to the president and staff secretary from 2006-2017. In 2017, Kavanaugh became a U.S. Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
In 1987, Brett Kavanaugh received his law degree from Yale Law School. He then worked as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. In 1990, he joined the George W. Bush administration and served as Associate Counsel in the Office of Counsel to President George H.W. Bush and later as Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Staff Secretary from 2001-2006 during George W. Bush’s first term in office. From 2006-2007, he served as Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel on the White House staff under both presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump. From 2003-2006, Kavanaugh also was Executive Director of the U.S. president’s Federalist Society Task Force on the federal judiciary. He also worked in private practice with Kirkland & Ellis in Washington D.C., 2002-2003; with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 1998-2001; as associate counsel with The White House 1998; and as an attorney advisor with Wilmer Hale 1995–1998.
In 2003, Judge Kavanaugh wrote a memo that would be published in The New York Times by Ron Suskind (2004) which advocated further investigation by an independent counsel into the Clinton email matter and potentially various other matters such as those relating to the Starr report or possible pardons issued by the president before leaving office.
In July 2018, Brett Kavanaugh became the 114th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He was nominated by President Donald Trump on July 9th and confirmed by the Senate on October 6th. His confirmation process was one of intense scrutiny and many allegations that were unproven or uninvestigated. The controversy surrounding his appointment made him an unpopular choice among Democrats, but he has been a Conservative favorite for years with his tendency to be pro-gun control and anti-abortion rights. Previously, he served as a staff secretary in the George W. Bush administration before being appointed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2006 by then-President George W Bush. For nine months during 2017, he was designated by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 100th Justice because of the death of Antonin Scalia and was thereby part of deliberations on such important cases as National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning (2014) and King v. Burwell (2015).
In 2007, Kavanaugh married Ashley Estes who is a former personal secretary to President George W Bush. She is also known for working in communications at the National Security Council and serving at the White House during President George W Bush’s first term in office. They have two daughters together named Liza Jane and Margaret Elizabeth while she is pregnant with their third child due in 2020 according to her Instagram account.
Marriage and Family Life
Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, were married on September 12, 2004 at George Washington University. They have two daughters – Margaret and Liza.
Kavanaugh previously served as a law clerk for Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1993 Term, and as Assistant to President George W. Bush (2001-2006) and Staff Secretary in the Executive Office of President George W. Bush (2001-2003).
Supreme Court Associate Justice
Kavanaugh, who is 53 years old, was born in Washington D.C., and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland with his two older sisters. He attended Yale University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987; he then attended Yale Law School for a Juris Doctor degree, graduating cum laude in 1990.
Kavanaugh had a successful career as an attorney before his nomination by George W. Bush to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 20th, 2006. In 1989, Kavanaugh became assistant counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel under Kenneth Starr. He eventually joined Bush’s presidential campaign from 1998-1999 as Associate Counsel and then served as President Bush’s staff secretary from 2001-2006. In 2004, he became co-chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party. In 2006, after Anthony Kennedy announced that he would retire from the Supreme Court of the United States following thirty-six years of service, Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by President George W. Bush to fill this vacancy on October 3rd, 2018
US Supreme Court
In 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was nominated for the US Supreme Court. In recent weeks, he has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. This could prove significant in his nomination process and future decisions in the court.
Kavanaugh attended Yale University and graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree. He then attended Yale Law School and graduated with a JD degree in 1987. Following that, he clerked for Judge Walter King Stapleton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1987-1988, who had been appointed by President Ronald Reagan. The next year he clerked for Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Brett M. Kavanaugh has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States after being confirmed in 2006 as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which is considered a stepping stone for future Justices. He is currently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP and previously served as Staff Secretary at The White House, Counselor to U.S. President George W. Bush, and White House Deputy Counsel during Bush’s first term. As Deputy Chief Counsel he assisted with selecting members of the Federalist Society to fill federal appellate judgeships in 2000. His involvement with Bush led him to become heavily invested in politics and law-making, culminating when he became one of the youngest members of the Washington D.C. Circuit that year. In 2003, he was unanimously confirmed by voice vote as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2005 where he advised on legal issues relating to detention practices in Guantanamo Bay among other things.
How much money does Brett Kavanaugh make?
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh is a conservative judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was nominated to that position by President George W. Bush and confirmed in 2006 after three years of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Kavanaugh has also served as a lecturer at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center. He clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court and Judge Alex Kozinski on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
The Clerkship Pathway
Kavanaugh was a clerk for Judge Walter King Stapleton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court. After this, he clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The clerkship pathway is generally a very long and arduous one that can take years to complete depending on how many clerkships you are seeking out. It requires a lot of patience and hard work, but it is quite well known that if you’re willing to put in all this time and effort, it will pay off in spades with an extremely solid resume with some impressive clerkship experience.
Why Kavanaugh’s shaky financial situation matters
In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice, many are wondering about his personal finances. After all, it was the topic of much discussion during the Senate hearing in which he defended himself against sexual assault allegations from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. After all, if he could afford a $200,000-a-year salary as a Washington D.C. Circuit judge and $27,000 in home mortgage payments on a $1 million home in Chevy Chase Maryland then surely he could have afforded to settle privately with Dr. Ford and avoid this whole public debacle? But what people don’t know is that Brett Kavanaugh had some financial troubles before this incident – trouble that originated from his wife’s legal work for George W.
It was only a matter of time before Brett Kavanaugh’s net worth came into question. With his nomination for the Supreme Court, questions about how he earned his money have come to the forefront of the conversation. The Wall Street Journal published an investigative report highlighting how Kavanaugh has been privy to some of the most contentious issues in recent history, and that may be why he is so wealthy.
Kavanaugh began as a clerk for federal judge Walter King Stapleton in 1994. After three years, he became Associate Counsel under President George W. Bush from 2001-2003, and the White House Staff Secretary from 2003-2006.