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Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, the 82-year-old jurist who Kavanaugh replaced, was in the courtroom, as were members of the new justice's family.

The 114th justice's first day on the job consisted of hearing oral arguments in a pair of criminal cases.

In 2009 when Sotomayor was sworn in, administration officials said Obama wanted to forgo a White House oath as a sign of the new justice's independence.

McConnell was referring to the staunch opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination, which grew stronger when a woman came forward to say he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago when they were in high school.

Brett Kavanaugh spent a collegial first day on the bench as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday that contrasted sharply with the venom of his confirmation process, taking an active role in arguments alongside his eight new colleagues.

According to Deadline, Kimmel joked that Trump is "flying extra high today after the confirmation of beer-battered Brett Kavanaugh, who is now on the United States Supreme Court despite all of the stuff you know about".

Walsh accused Kavanaugh of pandering, but his record as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rebuts the accusation.

Kavanaugh's allies predicted the partisan air around his confirmation would fade.

On Oct. 6, Kavanagh was confirmed to the court by a vote of 50-48 in the Senate, a slim victory after multiple women had accused him of sexual misconduct.

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The clerks are Kim Jackson, who previously worked for Kavanaugh on the federal appeals court in Washington, Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy and Sara Nommensen.

President Trump thanked his Republican constituents on Monday for standing by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh throughout his tumultuous confirmation process.

He shares the name of the newest Supreme Court Justice, though not the same spelling. He ended up asking questions of lawyers on both sides during two cases argued before the justices.

Trump has repeatedly said that putting conservatives on the court - Kavanaugh is his second appointment - was among the top goals of his presidency.

"I give special gratitude to senators Rob Portman, Susan Collins, Joe Manchin, John Kyl and Lindsey Graham". After weeks of being painted as an existential threat to women's rights and, indeed, a serial predator, the newly-minuted justice made history by bringing on SCOTUS' first ever all-female slate of law clerks.

Kavanaugh can be expected to cast crucial votes on those issues as well as gun control, immigration, voting rights and others.

So far this term, there are no blockbuster cases on the court's docket, but significant issues concerning LGBT rights, the Affordable Care Act, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and voting rights issues are percolating through the lower courts. Kavanaugh won't vote in those cases, but if the court is split 4-4, it could decide to have those cases reargued so Kavanaugh can break the tie. He'll also be the one to answer the door at those meetings if someone knocks to deliver something such as a justice's coffee or forgotten glasses.

He'll also sit on the committee that oversees the court's cafeteria, which is open to the public.

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