Posted: Wed. August 28, 2019, 4:00pm PT
On June 27, 2018, Justice Anthony Kennedy slipped out of the Supreme Court building and traveled to the White House to inform President Donald Trump that he was retiring. The news touched off a media maelstrom, triggering a confirmation process that his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, would denounce three months later as a national disgrace and a circus.
At this special event and based on her #1 bestselling book (with co-author Carrie Lynn Severino), Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, investigative journalist Mollie Ziegler Hemingway reveals the true story of what really happened during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, based on exclusive interviews of more than 100 peopleincluding the President of the U.S., several Supreme Court justices, high-ranking White House and Department of Justice officials, and dozens of senators.
Nasty politics and unverified accusations of sexual assault became weapons in a ruthless campaign of personal destruction. The Supreme Court has become the arbiter of Americas most vexing and divisive disputes. With the stakes of each vacancy incalculably high, has the incentive to destroy a nominee become irresistible? Will the next time a nominee promises to change the balance of the Court be even uglier and how will this affect the future of America?