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What Kavanaugh Is Like Behind the Scenes: Former Clerks Share Stories

When Sarah Pitlyk, a graduate of Yale Law School, was months away from starting her clerkship for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, she was worried if she would be able to balance this opportunity while being a mom to her 1-year-old son.

“I got a call from Judge Kavanaugh, and he just put it out there: You’re a mom coming to clerk,” said Pitlyk, who clerked for Kavanaugh on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 2010 and 2011.

She recalled Kavanaugh—now President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee—saying, “Let’s figure out what we need to do to make the clerkship just as rewarding for you as it would be otherwise, and also to make it possible for you to be a mother while you’re doing it.”

“He asked for my ideas. He didn’t tell me what would work for me. He didn’t proscribe the best solution based on his infinite wisdom,” Pitlyk continued, speaking with other former clerks for Kavanaugh Thursday on a Heritage Foundation panel. “ … We made the accomodations I needed to see my son every day.”

Pitlyk is now the special counsel for the St. Thomas More Society, a religious liberty group.

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

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