Analysis

Kavanaugh Assault Hearing Could Devolve Into Chaos

By Michael Macagnone (September 19, 2018, 9:38 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on the sexual misconduct allegations against D.C. Circuit Judge and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will have the trappings of a trial but lack a court proceeding's rules.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — the Palo Alto University professor who has accused Judge Kavanaugh of pinning her down and groping her at a high school party in the 1980s — has requested that the FBI investigate her claims before agreeing to sit for questioning before the majority-male panel of lawmakers. Republicans have so far refused to delay the hearing or call additional witnesses after announcing the...

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