Federalist Society welcomes Kavanaugh with standing ovation

Newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughBiden's court-packing theater could tame the Supreme Court's conservatives Trump knocks CNN for 'completely false' report Gaetz was denied meeting NY Times beclowns itself by normalizing court-packing 'to balance the conservative majority' MORE received a standing ovation at the conservative Federalist Society's annual convention at the Mayflower hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Video of Kavanaugh's introduction posted on Twitter by BuzzFeed News reporter Zoe Tillman shows Kavanaugh being met with loud applause and cheers from the crowd as the conservative justice was introduced.

Kavanaugh's appearance at the group's annual National Lawyers Convention in Washington was one of the justice's first public appearances since his contentious but successful confirmation battle last month.

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The Federalist Society, a conservative judicial policy group, is thought to have pitched Kavanaugh's nomination to President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE and the group's president, Leonard Leo, has advised Trump for months on judicial nominees at various levels.

In 2001, Kavanaugh mentioned the group in an email chain uncovered by CNN in August in which he apparently complained about media coverage linking him to an "ongoing" relationship with the group, noting that he and others had resigned from the society.