(Okay, fine, it hasn't been that long. But Brett and Ashley's daughter, Margaret, is almost nine months old.)
After three long years, Brett Kavanaugh (AMK/OT 1993) -- a former law clerk to Judge Walter K. Stapleton and Judge Alex Kozinski, both of whom testified before the Senate on his behalf -- has been confirmed to the D.C. Circuit. The vote was 57-37. Congratulations, Judge Kavanaugh!
It's a good time of year to be joining the D.C. Circuit. Those judicial mandarins take the summer off -- just like the Supreme Court, a common destination for D.C. Circuit members. So Judge Kavanaugh will have a few months to get his chambers up and running before oral arguments start.
The rumor mill is saying that Kavanaugh may pick up some of the displaced Luttig clerks for next year. Can anyone confirm?