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News Release
August 20, 2019

Justice on Trial
The Kavanaugh Confirmation & the Supreme Court

Oakland, Calif— When Justice Anthony Kennedy informed 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 a special event, based on her new, #1 bestselling book (with co-author Carrie Lynn Severino), Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, Mollie Hemingway will reveal the true story of what really happened, based on exclusive interviews of more than 100 people—including 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 America’s 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?

On Thursday, August 22, Mollie Hemingway will speak at a sold-out event about her new book. Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a Senior Editor at The Federalist and a Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College and Fox News Channel contributor.

The event takes place at the Independent Institute Conference Center, 100 Swan Way in Oakland, CA. Doors open at 5:30pm with a reception beginning at 6:00pm. The program begins at 7:30pm.


The Independent Institute is a non-profit, research, and educational organization that promotes the power of independent thinking to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. For more information, visit Independent.org. For media inquiries, contact Communications Manager Rob Ade: [email protected]; (510) 635-3690.

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