Federal Spotlight: SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing Underway

September 6, 2018

D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee of President Trump to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, went before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week to provide testimony and receive scrutiny from members of the committee. The hearing began on Tuesday and will likely continue through tomorrow. The atmosphere during the hearing was especially cantankerous as many political observers believe if the Senate ultimately confirms Kavanaugh, it could change the ideological balance of the highest court in the land for at least a generation. Senate Republicans have indicated they would like to have Kavanaugh confirmed before the start of the fall term for the Supreme Court, which begins on October 1.