Congratulations, Justice Kavanaugh

Oct 8, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice by Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday evening. Justice Kavanaugh’s first appearance on the Court bench will be just before 10 a.m. tomorrow.

The confirmation followed many days of outlandish theatrics, delays and character assassination of Brett Kavanaugh and his family leading up to the Senate's 50-48 vote. Afterward, President Trump remarked, “He's going to go down as a totally brilliant Supreme Court justice for many years.”

Justice Kavanaugh, who has written over 300 judicial opinions, believes that “a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make it.” Kavanaugh also stressed he believes in interpreting statutes and the Constitution as they are written, “informed by history and tradition and precedent.” 

Photo credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.