b. February 12, 1965
Washington, DC

Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Took His Seat: October 6, 2018

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): "Would you keep an open mind on cameras in the courtroom, or if you have strongly held views on it, don't be afraid to tell me."

Justice Kavanaugh: "...On the Supreme Court, I think the best approach for me is to listen to the views of people like yourself, Mr. Chairman, and others I know who are interested in that, to learn -- if I were to be confirmed -- from the experience there and to see what the experience there is like, to listen to the justices currently on the Supreme Court, as I've said, be part of a team of nine."

"I'd want to learn from the other justices what they think about this (cameras in the Court), because several of them, as you know well, Mr. Chairman, when they are in my seat, expressed support for the idea of cameras for oral arguments and then when they were there for a few years, switched their position after experiencing it. So I'd want to talk to them why -- why that position."

- Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing, September 6, 2018

Remarks on Cameras in the Court from the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, September 6, 2018