Brett Michael Kavanaugh belongs to the judicial background and serves as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Earlier, he served as United States’ Circuit Judge and also as a staff lawyer for several federal government offices. President Trump nominated him to succeed Anthony Kennedy as the Associate Justice.
Brett Kavanaugh Career, Salary
He started working as a law clerk for various judges. Gradually, he earned a fellowship with the Solicitor General of the United States. Kavanaugh was a privileged principal author of the Star Report to Congress on the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal in 1998. The focal argument of the report was Clinton’s impeachment and discussed know detail about every sexual encounter with Lewinsky.
While serving as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, he propagated his conservative views by dispensing opinions favouring the Second Amendment and religious freedom and various other such issues.
It was in 2000 that Kavanaugh got the opportunity to become a part of the legal team of President George W. Bush. From July 2003 onwards, he served as Assistant to the President and White House Staff Secretary. Kavanaugh also worked at Kirkland and Ellis, a private law firm. Since his tenure as a Supreme Court Justice from October 2018, he has heard various notable cases and taken decisions on several concerning issues like abortion, capital punishment etc.
Kavanaugh also taught at Harvard Law School full-term courses on Separation of Powers and also taught about National Security and Foreign Relations Law at Yale University.
As an Appeals Court Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, he used to earn $220,600 salary, however, now, as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, there will be a substantial increase in his salary. He also earned $27000 as a lecturer at Harvard Law School.
Brett Kavanaugh Personal Life, Married To Wife Ashley Estes
Kavanaugh has attended the private Roman Catholic Primary and Secondary schools and also Georgetown Preparatory School for his higher-school years. His career in law was greatly inspired by the lives and experiences of his parents. His father, for more than 20 years, served as the President of the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association and attended law school at night. While on the other side, his mother also brought a shift in her career from a public school teacher to a prosecutor and further a state trial judge.
Kavanaugh also faced sexual harassment charges by a colleague of his high school as under the influence of the International movement Metoo, in which he defended himself significantly. He even said that he had felt overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused of horrible conduct.
Kavanaugh married Ashley Estes, who earlier served as the personal secretary of President George W. Bush. Their introduction took place while both of them were employed for the Bush administration. Kavanaugh was quite impresses and exclaimed that she was a source of strength for President Bush and everyone in the building in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks that took place. Their marriage took place in 2004 and as of now, they are blessed with two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth.
Kavanaugh has successfully completed many short races ranging from 5 km to 10 miles and he also ran in 2010, the Boston Marathon. Kavanaugh is a devout Catholic and is also a regular lector at his Washington DC Church.
Quick Facts About Brett Kavanaugh
Name: Brett Michael Kavanaugh
Date of Birth: February 12, 1965
Birthplace: Washington D.C. US
Spouse: Ashley Estes
Parents: Everett Edward Kavanaugh Jr. And Martha Kavanaugh
Children: Elizabeth and Margaret