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The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Court

Oct 3, 2018

Judge Kavanaugh testifying before the Sen. Judiciary Committee.
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It’s anybody’s guess whether or not President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, will replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy on the High Court.  The FBI is reported to be finishing up its supplemental background check on Mr. Kavanaugh, looking into multiple allegations of past sexual assault and misconduct made in recent weeks against the nominee.

Former college classmates and current friends of the Judge have weighed in on his fitness for the Supreme Court, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a vote this week. 

Thiru Vignarajah, atty. with DLA Piper; Cleta Mitchell, partner at Foley & Lardner; Ian Samuel, assoc. prof. of law, Indiana U.
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Today on Midday, perspectives on the Kavanaugh nomination from Cleta Mitchell, a former counsel to the National Republican Senatorial and Congressional Committees;  Ian Samuel, associate professor at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law and co-host of First Mondays, the weekly podcast about the Supreme Court; and Thiru Vignarajah, a former federal prosecutor, former Deputy Attorney General of Maryland and currently a litigator with DLA Piper in Baltimore.

The Kavanaugh confirmation process and the future of the Supreme Court, today on Midday.