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WaPo: Kavanaugh has the spending habits of a 3rd year biglaw associate

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U-Boat Cmdr Getting AMOGd by Alpha Tank Chad
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The credit card debts and loan were either paid off or fell ...
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michael doodikoff
  07/11/18
* goy 3rd yr assoc
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This makes me like him more. Can't stand penny pinchers. Liv...
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Alan Smithee
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Also might make him more sympathetic to plight of student de...
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Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle
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Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle
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180. Can’t take it with you.
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Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle
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EVIDENCE | BASED | APPROACHES
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Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle
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Is the subtext to this that he paid for the tickets to cop C...
U-Boat Cmdr Getting AMOGd by Alpha Tank Chad
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Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle
  07/11/18
You can imagine Trump staffers planning this reveal: let the...
Talk to Your Kids About Niggers
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Good for him. There are few rewards for being a government l...
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Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle
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all things considered, it sounds like he's living quite well...
Metal Up Your Ass
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Given the job security, retirement plan and pension for an A...
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Date: July 11th, 2018 7:57 PM
Author: U-Boat Cmdr Getting AMOGd by Alpha Tank Chad

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaugh-piled-up-credit-card-debt-by-purchasing-nationals-tickets-white-house-says/2018/07/11/8e3ad7d6-8460-11e8-9e80-403a221946a7_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5f71a29ad950

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets, according to a review of Kavanaugh’s financial disclosures and information provided by the White House.

White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a “handful” of friends. Shah said some of the debts were also for home improvements.

Kavanaugh’s most recent financial disclosure forms reveal assets between $15,000 and $65,000, which would put him at the bottom of the financial ranking of justices, most of whom list well over $1 million in assets. The value of residences is not subject to disclosure, and Shah added that Kavanaugh has a government retirement account worth nearly half a million dollars that also was not required to be disclosed.

Unlike some of the other justices, Kavanaugh has worked more than two decades in the public sector and has not built wealth as a private lawyer.

“Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist who has dedicated his life to public service,” Shah said.

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Meet Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court nominee

President Trump announced July 9 that Brett M. Kavanaugh will be the Supreme Court nominee to fill Justice Kennedy's vacant seat. (Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)

In 2016, Kavanaugh reported having between $60,000 to $200,000 in debt accrued over three credit cards and a personal loan. Each credit card held between $15,000 to $50,000 in debt, and a Thrift Savings Plan loan was between $15,000 to $50,000.

The credit card debts and loan were either paid off or fell below the reporting requirements in 2017, according to the filings, which do not require details on the nature or source of such payments. Shah told The Post that Kavanaugh’s friends reimbursed him for their share of the baseball tickets and that the judge has since stopped purchasing the season tickets.

Shah did not provide the names of the friends or additional details about the tickets. Kavanaugh, who is known to be a Nationals fan, did not respond to a request for comment.

Prices for Nationals season ticket packages can vary widely, depending on their location in the stadium. Seats a dozen rows behind the dugout in the lower area of the stadium can go for as much as $6,000 apiece for an 81-game season package.

Gleaning financial information from public disclosure forms has limitations. For instance, judges do not report primary residences — meaning that estimates of net worth can be significantly undervalued. Disclosures are meant to provide transparency to avoid conflicts of interest involving justices and those who do business before the court.

Federal law requires only broad ranges for disclosure forms, and such filings include assets for spouses, so it is difficult to pinpoint an exact financial snapshot for an individual.

But for Kavanaugh, the differences between his finances and those of his would-be peers on the court are stark. He lists just two kinds of assets — unspecified accounts held with Bank of America, and his wife’s retirement fund from her job in Texas — totaling between $15,000 to $65,000.

His public filing does not include his home, which he purchased with his wife, Ashley, in 2006 for $1.2 million. Public real estate filings indicate that the couple has refinanced their mortgage twice, most recently in 2015. Their current mortgage is $865,000.

His past financial disclosure forms reveal that Kavanaugh has carried significant credit card debt — on and off — for more than a decade. He previously reported between $60,000 to $200,000 in debt among three credit cards and a loan in 2006, the same year he was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Without including homes, Kavanaugh would rank at the bottom of disclosed assets among the justices by a considerable margin, according to a review of 2017 disclosures listed on Fix the Court, a website dedicated to greater transparency in the judiciarybranch.

Justice Clarence Thomas has assets listed between $695,000 and $1.7 million, which is the least among the justices, not counting departing Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, but still at least 10 times that of Kavanaugh. The court’s newest justice, Neil M. Gorsuch, reported assets worth between $3.6 million and $10.5 million in his most recent filings. The justice with the highest reported assets was Stephen G. Breyer, who listed between $6.4 million and $16.6 million.

Federal circuit judges draw annual salaries of about $220,000 a year, and Kavanaugh supplemented his salary with more than $27,000 in teaching income in 2017 from Harvard Law School. Associate justices on the Supreme Court make $255,300, while Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. draws a $267,000 salary.

Kavanaugh lives in the affluent village of Chevy Chase, Md., where his wife works as the town manager and draws a $66,000 annual salary.

The Kavanaughs send their two daughters to the Catholic private school of Blessed Sacrament, where tuition costs $10,025 per child.

The perch of a Supreme Court seat can provide additional sources of income. Shortly after her 2009 nomination to the court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor announced plans for a memoir, which was published in 2013. Last year, Sotomayor reported more than $117,000 in income from publisher Penguin Random House. She received a publisher’s advance of nearly $1.2 million.

Academic trips and fellowships can also bring in additional income. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned $25,000 as a visiting fellow to Stanford University last year.

Alice Crites, Andrew Ba Tran, Rick Maese and Thomas Heath contributed to this report.

This story has been updated to reflect that Kavanaugh has a government retirement account worth nearly half a million dollars that was not required to be disclosed.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408165)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 7:58 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)

The credit card debts and loan were either paid off or fell below the reporting requirements in 2017

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He literally bought season tickets for a crew on his CC and crew then paid him back

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408168)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:05 PM
Author: michael doodikoff



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Date: July 11th, 2018 7:58 PM
Author: Naomi Bat Osaka (*)

* goy 3rd yr assoc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408173)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 7:59 PM
Author: corporate slave posting from a bathroom

This makes me like him more. Can't stand penny pinchers. Live your life

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408175)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 7:59 PM
Author: Alan Smithee



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408180)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:00 PM
Author: corporate slave posting from a bathroom

Also might make him more sympathetic to plight of student debtors. 180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408186)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:03 PM
Author: Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408199)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:03 PM
Author: Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408198)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 7:59 PM
Author: Alan Smithee

180. Can’t take it with you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408179)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:03 PM
Author: Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408201)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:03 PM
Author: EVIDENCE | BASED | APPROACHES

"White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a 'handful' of friends. Shah said some of the debts were also for home improvements."

seems chill af, only in libs' funhouse mirror world is this not a ringing endorsement

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408200)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:03 PM
Author: Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408205)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:03 PM
Author: U-Boat Cmdr Getting AMOGd by Alpha Tank Chad

Is the subtext to this that he paid for the tickets to cop CC points and then they stiffed him?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408210)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:05 PM
Author: Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:05 PM
Author: Talk to Your Kids About Niggers ( )

You can imagine Trump staffers planning this reveal: let the libs trash baseball like they trashed Barrett's religion. Win!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408221)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:04 PM
Author: Talk to Your Kids About Niggers ( )

Good for him. There are few rewards for being a government lawyer in an expensive city.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408212)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:05 PM
Author: Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408222)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:05 PM
Author: Metal Up Your Ass

all things considered, it sounds like he's living quite well.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408225)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 8:51 PM
Author: Verne lundquist

Given the job security, retirement plan and pension for an AIII Judge there is no reason not to just yolo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408591)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 9:48 PM
Author: Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

Yeah I was going to say guy is guaranteed six figures for life why the fuck would he care about actually incurring debt

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36408989)



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Date: July 11th, 2018 11:22 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36409693)



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Date: July 12th, 2018 9:38 AM
Author: ETH dunking on Skadden Assoc (joeybank)

A3 judge is probably the only place it is fine to just live check-to-check. Guy can get his whole salary as a pension in under 10 years or something . Or just take Sr. status and putter around the courthouse getting full pay. As long as you get a good life insurance and disability insurance policies should be fine.

Only thing I wonder is how he planned to pay for his 2 kids' college without saving. Maybe 529's or whatever don't need to be disclosed?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4023396&forum_id=2#36410946)