Atty. General To Award Lawyers Who Worked on Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process

Attorney General William Barr will honor the team of lawyers who worked on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s highly contentious nomination process next month, according to The New York Times.

The team — composed of “prosecutors and lawyers from the department’s tax division, the environment and natural resources division, the civil appellate section and several United States attorneys offices” — will be presented with the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for their work “to support [Kavanugh’s] nomination.”

Kavanaugh was confirmed to his post last October after a wild nomination process that included professor Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony that he had sexually assaulted her during their college years.

The then-nominee vehemently denied Ford’s allegations and “sometimes shouted and teared up as he accused Democrats of persecuting him” as he testified before the Senate.

The Times noted that the award generally “is given to employees who worked on significant prosecutions, rather than on judicial nomination processes.”

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