👓 The Harvard Trial Doesn’t Matter | The Atlantic

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The lawyers challenging the university are testing out their arguments to see which ones stick ahead of a potential appeal to the Supreme Court.
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📺 Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination | Washington Week | PBS

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A partisan battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court dominated Washington this week. The panelists discussed how the nomination process got to this point, along with what this weekend's confirmation vote could like.

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🎧 ‘The Daily’: Susan Collins on Roe v. Wade and the Next Justice | New York Times

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The Republican from Maine is among few senators willing to break from their parties on major issues — and who may decide the makeup of the Supreme Court.\

She’s usually pretty sound and logical, but I don’t suspect she’s actually going to stand up given the current political climate.

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🎧 ‘The Daily’: Kavanaugh’s Classmates Speak Out | New York Times

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Former acquaintances of the Supreme Court nominee say that the image he’s been presenting doesn’t quite match the Brett Kavanaugh they knew in school.

It would certainly seem that Kavanaugh has deliberately lied and misled the Senate on his background and drinking. As a job interview he has failed spectacularly and can’t possibly be the best person for this job regardless of his other qualifications.

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🎧 ‘The Daily’: The Anguish of Jeff Flake | New York Times

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The Republican senator’s 11th-hour decision to delay a vote on a Supreme Court nominee could wind up defining his legacy.

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👓 FBI has not contacted dozens of potential sources in Kavanaugh investigation | NBC News

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With the investigation winding down, multiple individuals who have tried to contact the bureau have not heard back.
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🎧 ‘The Daily’: Justice Kennedy’s Last Decision | New York Times

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With Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement from the Supreme Court, little attention was paid to his final ruling — one that could forever alter labor unions.

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🎧 ‘The Daily’: The Supreme Court Loses Its Swing Vote | New York Times

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The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, often considered the Supreme Court’s ideological center, could fundamentally change its direction.

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🎧 ‘The Daily’: The Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban | New York Times

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What does the Supreme Court’s endorsement of the travel ban say about the extent of the president’s power?

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👓 Harvard Says Kavanaugh Won’t Be Teaching His 2019 Supreme Court Class | HuffPost

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The embattled Supreme Court nominee has been teaching the class on the high court's modern history since 2009.
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🎧 ‘The Daily’: The Blasey-Kavanaugh Hearing | New York Times

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In an extraordinary day of testimony, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh came to embody a fractured nation.

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📺 PBS NewsHour full episode – September 28, 2018 | PBS

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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.

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👓 Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question, in one chart | Vox

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There was a striking difference in style — and substance.

An impressively telling visualization here.

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👓 What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 And Why It Matters Now | NPR

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Back then, Mitch McConnell boasted: "One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, 'Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy.' "

A good recap in light of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and the pending midterms.

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🎧 ‘The Daily’: Today’s Hearing: Trial or Job Interview? | New York Times

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Republicans and Democrats are expected to take very different approaches to the questioning of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

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