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Zoe Tillman @ZoeTillman
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#SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh says the White House first called him hours after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he was stepping down. That and more in Kavanaugh's newly released Senate questionnaire…
Kavanaugh membership as an undergrad in Yale's Truth and Courage Society isn't listed in his Senate questionnaire, which only asks for memberships since he started law school (it was in his DC Circuit questionnaire). Previously from @mollyhc on this:…
@mollyhc Since becoming a judge in 2006, Kavanaugh's newer memberships included coaching youth basketball teams, volunteering with Catholic Charities, and joining the John Carroll Society (for Catholic professionals) and the Lawyers Club of Washington
The questionnaire sent to Kavanaugh specified for the first time that the nominee should include any pseudonymous or anonymous writings — Kavanaugh did not list any
Here's the section that highlights a big sticking point for Democrats — they want access to Bush-era records about Kavanaugh's time in the White House, Republicans have pushed back on how much should be sought/released
The questionnaire asked Kavanaugh to list the 10 "most significant cases" he had handled. The first nine cases involved a position he took that was later adopted by #SCOTUS. He included the tenth case "because of what it says about anti-discrimination law and American history"
About that 10th case Kavanaugh included: It was an employment discrimination case. The three-judge panel also included Chief Judge Merrick Garland (remember him?) and Judge Griffith. Main opinion was per curiam, so not signed. Kavanaugh wrote a concurrence…
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