How Kavanaugh Helped Shape Bush-Era Tort Reform

By Michael Macagnone (August 28, 2018, 8:48 PM EDT) -- D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh spent most of his time during his stint in the Bush White House dispensing legal advice, but documents released this month as part of his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process show he also worked on legislative efforts to overhaul class action jurisdiction and terrorism insurance.

While his rulings on other issues, such as abortion and the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act have dominated the headlines, Judge Kavanaugh's views on class actions and other torts could resurface during his multiday confirmation hearing next week, beginning Tuesday. The documents — among thousands of pages of emails from...

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