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  • emBattle for the Marble Palaceem
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    Battle for the Marble Palace

    Michael Bobelian, Supreme Court writer at Forbes.com, recalled President Lyndon Johnson’s failed nomination of Justice Abe Fortas to succeed retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren in 1968.

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  • Washington Journal Carle Hulse Discusses His New Book emConfirmation Biasem
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    Carl Hulse on His Book Confirmation Bias

    Carl Hulse talked about his book, Confirmation Bias: Inside Washington’s War Over the Supreme Court, From Scalia’s Death to Justice Kavanaugh, on recent Supreme Court confirmation battles.…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) remarks that he would work to confirm a Supreme Court nominee in 2020 if a…

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  • Johnson and Nixon Supreme Court Nominations
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    Johnson and Nixon Supreme Court Nominations

    Brooklyn College Professor KC Johnson taught a class on Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon’s Supreme Court nominations. He described Johnson’s plan to fill the bench with liberal…

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  • Anthony Kennedy as the Median Justice
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    Anthony Kennedy as the Median Justice

    From an all-day conference on retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, law professors discussed the significance of Kennedy’s role as a deciding vote in major Supreme Court decisions.…

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  • Justice Kennedys Views on Federalism and Separation of Powers
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    Justice Kennedy's Views on Federalism and Separation of Powers

    Georgia State University hosted this conference on retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. In this session, law professors discussed his views on the division of power between the…

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  • Senator Hatch on the Constitution and the Courts
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    Senator Hatch on the Constitution and the Courts

    Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) talked about the history of judicial confirmations. He also commented at length about the confirmation hearings of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas.…

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  • Supreme Court Justice Discusses Pro Bono Service
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    Supreme Court Justice Kagan on Pro Bono Service

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan discussed pro bono and public service with American Bar Association President Bob Carlson at Georgetown University Law Center. The Supreme Court justice…

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  • Senator Marco Rubio on Political Discourse
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    Senator Marco Rubio on Political Discourse

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the featured speaker at a Georgetown University-hosted discussion on political discourse and the role of bipartisanship in American politics. Senator Rubio talked…

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  • President Apologizes to Justice Kavanaugh During SwearingIn Ceremony
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    Ceremonial Swearing-In of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

    Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice in a ceremony at the White House. In remarks before the swearing-in, President Trump apologized to Justice Kavanaugh and his family for the…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the state of U.S. politics following Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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  • Washington Journal Carolyn Shapiro Discusses the History of Supreme Court Confirmations
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    Carolyn Shapiro on the History of Supreme Court Confirmations

    Carolyn Shapiro, director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, talked about the history and evolution of Supreme Court…

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  • Open Phones on Brett Kavanaugh SwearingIn
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    Open Phones on Brett Kavanaugh Swearing-In

    Telephone lines and social media were open to get immediate viewer reaction to the public swearing-in ceremony of the newest Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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  • Senator Graham at emThe Atlanticem Festival
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    Senator Graham at The Atlantic Festival

    In this portion of the The Atlantic Festival, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talked about his role during the Trump administration. Much of Senator Graham’s remarks were focused on Supreme Court nominee…

    1,712 views
  • Senator McConnell Holds News Conference After Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh
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    Senator McConnell on Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnelll (R-KY) held a press conference following the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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  • Final Confirmation Vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh
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    Final Confirmation Vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh

    The Senate took a confirmation vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court. He was a approved by a 50-48 margin.

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  • Protests Against Judge Kavanaugh Sights and Sounds
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    Protests Against Judge Kavanaugh, Sights and Sounds

    Sights and sounds were shown of protests around the Capitol and Supreme Court in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. He was confirmed later in the day in…

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  • Senators Schumer and McConnell on Kavanaugh Nomination
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    Senators Schumer and McConnell on Kavanaugh Nomination

    Prior to taking the final confirmation vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to Judge…

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  • Senators Cornyn Durbin Grassley and Kyl on Kavanaugh Nomination
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    Senators Cornyn, Durbin, Grassley and Kyl on Kavanaugh Nomination

    Prior to taking the final confirmation vote, Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Senator Jon Kyl…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the impact on the 2018 midterm elections of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court the previous day.

    386 views
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