October 8, 2018: Brett M. Kavanaugh was confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court Judge by the U.S. Senate in a 50-48 vote held on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Kavanaugh, 53, Republican, was most recently a U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for Washington, D.C., a position he held since 2006. Kavanaugh has written more than three-hundred judicial opinions, including eleven that were affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Before he was appointed as a Judge, Kavanaugh worked in the administration of former President George W. Bush, first as an Associate Counsel, and then holding the positions of Senior Associate Counsel, and subsequently, Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary. Kavanaugh previously clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court for Anthony Kennedy, who is now retired, and whom Kavanaugh succeeds on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh also clerked for Judges on the Third and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kavanaugh also worked as a Counsel at the U.S. Office of the Independent Counsel, led by Kenneth Starr; as a partner at the Kirkland and Ellis, LLP, law firm, and as a lecturer at the Harvard Law School. After his confirmation, Kavanaugh was subsequently into office as the 114th U.S. Supreme Court Judge in the evening of October 6, 2018. The oath of office was administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and the judicial oath was administered by retired Judge Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh graduated from Yale University and the Yale Law School.