SCOTUS 2019 pp 145-154 | Cite as

Justice Brett Kavanaugh Joins the Court

  • Lawrence BaumEmail author


What the Supreme Court does is largely a product of its membership. For that reason, new appointments to the Court are the subject of widespread interest and heated debate. This is especially true when the departure of a sitting Justice and the arrival of a successor are expected to bring about a substantial shift in the Court’s legal policies. That expectation accompanied the 2018 appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to succeed the retiring Anthony Kennedy. This final chapter reviews the first year of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in terms of the expected and unexpected rulings, what they reveal about his judicial philosophy, and the outlook for the future.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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