Judge Kavanaugh Stops DC Circ. Work For Confirmation Fight

By Michael Macagnone (July 17, 2018, 4:47 PM EDT) -- D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh has stepped away from case work while his nomination for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat is pending, a court official confirmed on Tuesday.

Judge Kavanaugh, who has been on that court since 2006, could miss arguments in September when the court returns from its summer break, and the court has not released an opinion penned by Judge Kavanaugh since his nomination Monday. At least while his nomination from President Donald Trump is pending, a court spokeswoman said, he won't participate in case work. Although most Democrats are expected to oppose the nomination, the leaders...

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