The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly:
So Kavanaugh did what he always did: his homework. The judge pored over opinions from his tenure on the District Court, focusing on the more controversial ones he was likely to be grilled about, such as the case on Obamacare and the one involving a pregnant undocumented teenager. Perhaps he would be asked in more detail about his accumulated debt of between $60,000 and $200,000, which Kavanaugh had explained was due to home improvements and having bought Washington Nationals tickets for himself and friends.
In preparing for the hearings, Kavanaugh drew on his carefully cultivated social graces as he made the customary rounds of senators’ offices—brandishing his hail-fellow-well-met demeanor and a pocket copy of the Constitution.