Friday on the NewsHour, the Senate Judiciary Committee gives a green light to confirming Brett Kavanaugh but joins the White House in calling for an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations he faces. Also, why the U.S. will be engaged in Syria for the foreseeable future, Shields and Brooks discuss Kavanaugh and how one television show is handling today’s contentious politics.
There was a striking difference in style — and substance.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Christine Blasey Ford testifies she is 100 percent sure Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her and the Supreme Court nominee vehemently denies her claims. We examine the day-long hearing and its significance.
Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct, is currently blubbering before the Senate Judiciary Committee in an attempt to paint himself as a victim, a champion of women, and a family man. Naturally, some viewers noticed that, curiously, Kavanaugh’s left hand is absent of a wedding band.
Republicans and Democrats are expected to take very different approaches to the questioning of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
The law professor testified against Judge Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings in 1991. What has changed since?
President Donald Trump has grown increasingly dissatisfied with the way Brett Kavanaugh has defended himself in wake of sexual assault allegations that have threatened to derail his Supreme Court nomination, multiple sources tell CNN.
We look at three stances taken on the accusations against the Supreme Court nominee.
The anonymous op-ed, the Kavanaugh hearings, decorum, civility, and the freedom to speak.
Between the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill and an anonymous op-ed from within the Trump White House, a wave of rule-bending and -breaking has crashed on Washington. This week, we explore how political decorum and popular dissent have evolved since the early days of our republic — and how the legal protections for those core freedoms could transform our future.
1. Brooke and Bob on how best to cover the anonymous op/ed written by a "senior official in the Trump administration." Listen.
2. Geoffrey Stone, professor of law at University of Chicago, on our evolving — and occasionally faulty — interpretations of the first amendment. And, Laura Weinrib, professor of law at University of Chicago, on how early-20th century labor struggles gave birth to our modern ideas about freedom of speech. Listen.
The Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some high school friends described themselves in a yearbook as “Renate” alumni. The woman they were referring to is furious.
The Republican, Senator Lisa Murkowski, said she was troubled by Christine Blasey Ford’s story. Senate Republicans hired a sex-crimes prosecutor from Arizona, Rachel Mitchell, to question Dr. Blasey.
GOP pushes for swift hearing as Kavanaugh accuser discusses terms for testimony As Christine Blasey Ford tells it, only one person can offer eyewitness confirmation of her account of a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh: Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s friend and classmate at Georgetown Prep. Ford says Judge watched Kavanaugh attack her at a high school party in the early 1980s and then literally piled on, leaping on top of her and Kavanaugh. Judge says he does not remember the party and never saw his buddy behave like that. Ford’s legal team has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to compel Judge to testify.
Controversy rises over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Panelists discuss what to expect from a potential hearing later next week, and what’s at stake for both parties as they approach the November midterm elections. Plus, a new twist in the president’s attacks on the Department of Justice.
Formerly confidential emails have been released that show the Supreme Court nominee contradicting statements he made under oath to the Senate.
One big personal issue has been absent from the potential Supreme Court justice's confirmation hearing.