Newly confirmed Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh jumped into work with his team of all-female law clerks.
The group of four women prepped with their new boss before he joined the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as it begins the second week of its term.
Only one clerk, Kim Jackson, worked with Justice Kavanaugh in the past. The other three — Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy and Sara Nommensen — are new hires but previously worked for appeals court judges appointed during Republican presidencies.
The group fulfills a promise then-Judge Kavanaugh made during the confirmation processes to hire an all-female law clerk team.
He is the first on the Supreme Court to have a team of all-female law clerks, The New York Times reported Sunday night.
Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate with a narrow 50-48 margin on Saturday after a bitter and hard-fought political fight over the nomination and sexual assault allegations.
He was sworn in Saturday night by Chief Justice John G. Roberts and will have a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House Monday night.
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