92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1907 (2016-2017)
Two Challenges for the Judge as Umpire: Statutory Ambiguity and Constitutional Exceptions

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    FEDERAL COURTS, PRACTICE & PROCEDURE
           SYMPOSIUM: JUSTICE SCALIA AND
                   THE   FEDERAL COURTS



 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TWO CHALLENGES FOR THE

    JUDGE AS UMPIRE: STATUTORY AMBIGUITY

         AND CONSTITUTIONAL EXCEPTIONS


                         Brett M. Kavanaugh*

    I am honored to be back at Notre Dame Law School. This is one of the
very best law schools in the United States. I love coming here. I thank the
Law Review for hosting this symposium -in honor ofJustice Scalia. I am grate-
ful to Professor Barrett for the generous introduction and for her outstand-
ing scholarship and teaching at this law school. She is an inspiration to her
students and an inspiration to me. I thank my many friends on the faculty
for being here. I want to single out my longtime friend and colleague Bill
Kelley. We have worked together on many challenging assignments in the
past. He is a special person and a great teacher, scholar, and lawyer. I am
proud to be his friend.
    I am Catholic. This university holds a special place in the hearts and
minds of most American Catholics, and it represents the best of the Catholic
educational tradition. That tradition is one that emphasizes service-caring
for the poor, the neglected, the vulnerable. It lives out the Gospel of Mat-
thew and teaches that your most important duty is to take care of the least of
your brothers and sisters. At the same time, this university's tradition is one
of inclusiveness, of welcoming people of all faiths and beliefs. And the tradi-
tion is one of teaching and learning, always probing and studying and think-
ing about how to make our country and our world a better place.

  @   2017 Brett M. Kavanaugh. Individuals and nonprofit institutions may reproduce
and distribute copies of this Address in any format at or below cost, for educational
purposes, so long as each copy identifies the author, provides a citation to the
Notre Dame Law Review, and includes this provision in the copyright notice.
   *  United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit. This is based on remarks delivered at Notre Dame Law School on
February 3, 2017.


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