Judge Brett Kavanaugh By The Numbers

Do you know how many opinions Judge Kavanaugh has authored?

  • 12: The number of years Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Also the number of years he has taught law at Yale, Harvard, and Georgetown.

  • 307: The number of opinions that Judge Kavanaugh has authored.

  • 480,000+: The number of pages of documents the Senate Judiciary Committee has received—more than twice the number the Committee has received for any previous Supreme Court nominee.

  • 65:  The number of Senators Judge Kavanaugh has met with since his nomination.

  • 97: The percentage of cases in which Judge Kavanaugh voted with the majority on the D.C. Circuit.  Judge Kavanaugh’s Democratic-appointed colleagues were as likely to join Judge Kavanaugh’s published majority opinions in full (88.67%) as his Republican-appointed colleagues (88.94%).  

  • 96.43: The percentage of times Chief Judge Garland joined majority opinions authored by Judge Kavanaugh when the two sat together. (27 of 28)

  • 13: The number of times the Supreme Court has adopted positions advanced in Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions, citing him in at least 5 of those cases.

  • 10: The number of books and law review articles (1 book and 9 law review articles) written by Judge Kavanaugh.

  • 25: The years Judge Kavanaugh has spent in public service.  

  • 39: The number of Judge Kavanaugh’s law clerks (out of 48) who have gone on to clerk for 12 Supreme Court Justices (including Justices Stevens, O’Connor, Souter, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan).

  • 19:  The number of cases that Judge Kavanaugh’s law clerks have collectively argued before the Supreme Court.

  • 52: The percentage of Judge Kavanaugh’s law clerks who are female (25 of 48).  

  • 27:  The percentage of Judge Kavanaugh’s law clerks who are members of racial minorities (13 of 48:  6 Asian-American clerks, 5 African-American clerks, and 2 Latino clerks).


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