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Kavanaugh Largely Backs Gov't In Defense Decisions

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 10:57 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been the author of a significant number of defense-related decisions in his dozen years on the D.C. Circuit, with his body of work suggesting a willingness to back the government's broad authority over national security issues, but also a willingness to call out vague laws and attempts to overreach the law.

Given the D.C. Circuit’s position as the first court — and often only court, given the limited number of cases taken by the Supreme Court — of...
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13-5093

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Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

2442 Jobs

Date Filed

March 29, 2013


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11-1324

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Appellate - DC Circuit

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Date Filed

September 14, 2011


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14-1227

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Appellate - DC Circuit

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Date Filed

November 4, 2014


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Case Number

15-5307

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Appellate - DC Circuit

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Date Filed

November 10, 2015


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10-5014

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Appellate - DC Circuit

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2442 Jobs 

Date Filed

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