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Brett Kavanaugh

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Confirmed May 26, 2006

Brett Kavanaugh

President George W. Bush first nominated Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on July 7, 2003.  The Senate Committee on the judiciary held a hearing on this nomination on April 27, 2004.  On February 14, 2005, President Bush formally renominated Kavanaugh. On March 3, 2006, Democrats on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary requested a new hearing on the renomination.  The Senate voted 57/36 to confirm on May 26, 2006.

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President Bush Sends Americans a Valentine's Day Message of Confrontation and Divisiveness (02/14/05)
Former mining lobbyist re-nominated to lifetime post

Bush Announces Plans to Renominate Blocked Judicial Candidates (12/23/04)
President chooses path of confrontation and gridlock

Committee Hearing on DC Circuit Court of Appeals Nominee Brett Kavanaugh (04/26/04)
Earthjustice focuses on Kavanaugh’s role in selecting anti-environmental judicial nominees