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5 Tips For Kavanaugh As Confirmation Gets Underway

Law360 (July 10, 2018, 8:51 PM EDT) -- D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, has publicly shared his view that being a judge means following the law — not making it — being impartial and not acting like a jerk.

While speaking at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in 2015, Judge Kavanaugh used this "judge-as-umpire" reference, one that echoed what then-Judge John Roberts Jr. said to the Senate during his confirmation hearings in 2005.

"To be a good umpire and a good judge, don't be a jerk. In your...

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