A portion of yesterday afternoon was spent refreshing my mind about the history of the US Supreme Court including the Presidential nominations and confirmations. I was surprised to learn that FDR had a total of 8 (in his 6 years) and Ike had 5. We all realize the significance of these confirmations on the future of our country.
Before I purchased this book, I also read the bios of the authors. Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino. Both have diverse careers and involvement with the major television networks.
The book contains information that I have never read before and goes back in our history further than I expected. And, in the case of Judge Kavanaugh it also covers his background information including his hiring of his law clerks. I never thought about a nomination to the Supreme Court Justice being measured not only by their legal opinions rendered but also by their law clerks. Most interesting to me.
Christine Blasey Ford, of course, is covered in detail including the 5 extensions she was given to testify. In actuality, this process in DC is at times staggering. The number of written questions given to Brett Kavanaugh prior to his hearing were staggering. To paraphrase from this book....Scalia - 3 ; Gorsuch - 324 and Kavanaugh - 1287. Wow....
The bias of the media is also presented ...I stopped watching the news on TV at least a year ago. Just from switching the channels, I could see that some of them left out parts of the interviews or answers to some of the questions. One example in this book concerns MSNBC and the ariing of the Georgetown Prep portion. I call this bias by omission and it is certainly prevalent in most of the media. And, there are more examples than this particular one.
All in all, this is an in-depth analysis of not only the Kavanaugh hearings and confirmation but it goes back in our history to other Supreme Court nominations and confirmations.
It is well-written and I believe a most honest presentation of the events leading up to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. And, also the future of the US Supreme Court.
Most highly recommended and for multiple reasons.
- Hardcover: 375 pages
- Publisher: Regnery Pub (9 July 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1621579832
- ISBN-13: 978-1621579830
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)