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With all the news about the recent Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, many people might be wondering just what kind of person he really is, particularly as he is so young at just 53 years old. 

For non-lawyers, and even lawyers, judges can often occupy an almost incomprehensible place in society. Though we've seen more and more judges fall from grace in recent years, it's important to remember that these judges, even the ones on the Supreme Court (or on their way there) are people too.

Below are five fun facts about Judge Kavanaugh in order to get a better sense of this guy that just got nominated to be a Supreme Court justice.

Perhaps it's fitting to celebrate civil disobedience the day before we celebrate our national independence. After all, a group of colonies officially declaring themselves a new nation, free of the empire that founded them, is a pretty epic act of disobedience.

So July 3rd is Disobedience Day, a day to celebrate the refusal to obey certain laws, statutes, or other commands of a government. Of course, there's a fine line between dangerous, illegal disobedience and peaceful, legal protest. Here are a few legal tips on exercising your right to disobey, hopefully without getting into too much trouble:

When a federal judge ruled that President Trump violated Twitter users' First Amendment rights by blocking them from his @realDonaldTrump account, she warned: "Because no government official is above the law ... we must assume that the President ... will remedy the blocking we have held to be unconstitutional."

From that Twitter case to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to alleged violations of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, the words "President Trump" and "not above the law" are often colliding in headlines recently. So what does it mean, and how accurate is it to say that a president is not above the law?

Last week, President Donald Trump outlined the full scope of his presidential power to pardon. "As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself," Trump tweeted, "but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?" Why, indeed?

It was a broad assertion of the scope of the pardoning power, leaving many to wonder if Trump was right, specifically, and what the limits of presidential pardons are, generally. So here's a roundup of some of our posts on presidential pardons, and their limits.

Back in December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibited internet service providers from charging internet users different prices based on the user, content, website, platform, application, or method of communication.

But yesterday the Senate pushed back, voting 52-47 to reinstate net neutrality protections. The vote may be cosmetic -- the House is unlikely to take similar action and the FCC could move ahead with its repeal anyway. So, what does this mean in the meantime?

Last week, actor and comedian Bill Cosby was convicted on sexual assault charges stemming from an incident that happened last decade. A total of 60 women have come forward with similar accusations, spanning almost 40 years. So why isn't he facing criminal charges in all the other cases? Mostly due to statutes of limitation -- legal time limits on criminal charges.

These time limits can vary depending on the type of crime and even the state in which the crime occurred. So how do you know when it's too late to file criminal charges?

Can the Second Amendment Be Repealed? How?

Gun violence has become a serious and widespread problem in the U.S. While many people are calling for stricter gun control laws, one retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice has a more drastic solution: repeal the Second Amendment. Justice John Paul Stevens called for repealing the Second Amendment in an op-ed piece he wrote in the New York Times. Justice Stevens also encouraged demonstrators demanding more gun control to also call for repeal.

Can I Sue the Court?

There are some classic threats you hear regarding legal arguments. "You're getting sued!" "I'll see you in court!" "I'm taking my case all the way to the Supreme Court!" But what if your beef is with a judge or the court itself? Can you take the court to court?

While courts and judges generally enjoy immunity from civil lawsuits, there may still be ways to hold them accountable for certain actions. Here's what you need to know about suing the court.

What Is Prior Restraint?

If Michael Wolff'sTrump tell-all book, Fire and Fury, reminds you of Shakespeare, it's probably the bard's take on life from Macbeth: "it is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing." The same might be true of the bluster around the book, with Trump's lawyers (as usual) sending a threatening cease and desist letter, and publishers responding in kind.

Trump clearly didn't want the book to be published (or maybe he has a stake in the book and is boosting sales by tweeting about it), but does the president or the courts have the power to ban a book before it comes out?

In order to present a case, attorneys need evidence. That evidence may take the form of witness testimony, documents, or physical evidence, and that evidence must be presented in court. But not all evidence is easily obtainable or voluntarily makes its way into court. And for those instances, courts have subpoena power.

A subpoena is a court order to produce documents or testify in court or other legal proceeding, and, as evidenced by its Latin translation "under penalty," those who defy valid subpoenas risk civil or criminal penalties. So is there any way to avoid complying with a subpoena?