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Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court

Justice on Trial The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court NATIONAL BESTSELLER Justice Anthony Kennedy slipped out of the Supreme Court building on June and traveled incognito to the White House to inform President Donald Trump that he was retirin

  • Title: Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
  • Author: Mollie Hemingway
  • ISBN: 1621579832
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Justice Anthony Kennedy slipped out of the Supreme Court building on June 27, 2018, and traveled incognito to the White House to inform President Donald Trump that he was retiring, setting in motion a political process that his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, would denounce three months later as a national disgrace and a circus Justice on Trial, the 1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Justice Anthony Kennedy slipped out of the Supreme Court building on June 27, 2018, and traveled incognito to the White House to inform President Donald Trump that he was retiring, setting in motion a political process that his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, would denounce three months later as a national disgrace and a circus Justice on Trial, the definitive insider s account of Kavanaugh s appointment to the Supreme Court, is based on extraordinary access to than one hundred key figures including the president, justices, and senators in that ferocious political drama The Trump presidency opened with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to succeed the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court But the following year, when Trump drew from the same list of candidates for his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the justice being replaced was the swing vote on abortion, and all hell broke loose The judicial confirmation process, on the point of breakdown for thirty years, now proved utterly dysfunctional Unverified accusations of sexual assault became weapons in a ruthless campaign of personal destruction, culminating in the melodramatic hearings in which Kavanaugh s impassioned defense resuscitated a nomination that seemed beyond saving The Supreme Court has become the arbiter of our nation s most vexing and divisive disputes With the stakes of each vacancy incalculably high, the incentiv

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    1. Couldn t Put it DownI actually skipped work all morning because I couldn t put this book down It is brilliant Well researched and well written I enjoyed learning about some of the unsung heroes behind the scenes Highly recommended


    2. This book is easy to read, because it is even in tone and well documented However, this book is also terrible to read, because the real life content is horrifying to the point of being sickening How do we, as a nation, help recover the damage maliciously done by our elected officials and the media to the reputations of public servants and private citizens Other than holding these officials accountable in future elections and defending the vulnerable upright in the public square, I m not sure Thi [...]


    3. The struggle to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was one of the biggest stories of 2018 This book, by two conservative writers, tells the story of the process While it is clear that they supported Kavanaugh s appointment I think the book is the best summary of all the issues in what turned out to be a bizarre process.Kavanaugh was, by all accounts, a distinguished jurist with than 300 decisions under his belt when he was nominated to replace Anthony Kennedy who he o The strug [...]



    4. This superbly researched book 2 3 text, 1 3 end notes draws from over a hundred sources as Hemingway Severino reconstruct the action, media environment, and political environment behind the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to become a Supreme Court Justice Much of its information is new.This book may interest those who like nonfiction politics or political thrillers It is especially recommended to those who already read or follow Mollie Hemingway s work As testament to its relevance, it ranke This super [...]


    5. I never truly recognized how powerful the mob instinct was until the Kavanaugh controversy Just from family, I heard such statements as You should care less about evidence and about the struggle of women, and such claims as Fifty classmates signed a paper saying they witnessed Kavanaugh raping lines of women As politics transitions from an intellectual pursuit to an entertainment medium to a secular religion, clearly laying out the facts becomes all the necessary Justice on Tria I never t [...]


    6. A journalist wrote itYou can tell this was written by a journalist Who, what, where and when Also how we got here The double dealing and the hypocrisy of some Especially Spartacus and Senators Faucahontas and Harris is appalling.Ps I am convinced Sen Feinstein leaked the letter.No will post this


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