Yesterday Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the all-powerful D.C. Circuit was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, by a 10-8, party-line vote. This followed on the heels of Kavanaugh's recent testimony before the Committee on Wednesday, as part of his second confirmation hearing.
Kavanaugh, of course, is a member of the Elect; he clerked for Judges Walter Stapleton and Alex Kozinski, en route to Justice Kennedy (OT 1993). Via the Washington Post, here are some fun facts about him:
--"Kavanaugh's ties to Bush were strengthened when he played a major role in the legal battle over Florida's fiercely contested 2000 presidential vote. He later joined the White House counsel's office and then became staff secretary, where he oversees all paper that goes into the Oval Office. Two years ago, he married Bush's personal secretary, Ashley Estes.
--"His mother, Martha, was a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge. His father, Edward, also a lawyer, headed the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association for two decades."
A UTR source commented to A3G: "I wasn't surprised to hear that [Kavanaugh's] dad was a lawyer for the cosmetics industry. Did you see how much make-up Kavanaugh's mom wore to his hearing?"
With all due respect to Judge Martha Kavanaugh -- who is surely a superb jurist and an amazing mother -- A3G can't help noting:
Wearing excessive make-up is so state-court-judge...