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Justice on Trial

The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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In this definitive deep dive into the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, two women with extraordinary behind-the-scenes access - The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network senior counsel Carrie Severino - reveal what really happened and explore what the bitterly divisive hearings mean for the future of the Court and the battle for the soul of America.

©2019 Molly Hemingway and Carrie Severino (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Seen it before!

When I left my old shit hole country, I thought I had left behind communism with all tactics of intimidation, repression, shutting down intellect and glorifying of ignorance. Grossly mistaken! It is alive and well in the most advanced country ever. I left my country as soon as I had a chance; but where to go when USA falls? I am terrified at the thought that we are witnessing a socialist revolution, and Trump is just a speed-bump to be overcome in two or (god willing) in six years!

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 2019-07-10

A Must Listen!

What an amazing story! Mollie's voice is perfect to explain it all! Highly recommended to everyone that wants to know what really happened. The insider access that Mollie and Carrie got is unprecedented. This book sets the stage for all future Supreme Court confirmations.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 2019-07-13

Politicians behaving badly!

It's easy to forget that the US Senate hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court began only 10 months ago and that Kavanaugh has been on this country's highest court for only 9 months. JUSTICE ON TRIAL is nevertheless a historical document. Like the Clarence Thomas 1991 hearing before it, the Kavanaugh hearing demonstrates there are no limits to the depths of indecency politicians will sink to achieve their political aims.

Ms. Hemingway and Ms. Severino did a great job writing and narrating JUSTICE ON TRIAL.

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  • debra Beemer
  • 2019-07-11

I wanted to love this but I just liked it a lot.

I followed this story very closely so very little of the information was new. I love Molly Hemingway. I agree with everything written in this book. I wanted to see another side of the story but still feel that this was a grave injustice to Brett Kavanaugh. I realize this would not be a logical source for that information. I thought there was some interesting insight into Susan Collins and Jeff Flake.

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  • Rob T
  • 2019-07-10

Absolutely riveting!

I couldn't stop listening to the book. It provide behind the scenes, in depth accounts of one of the most memorable SCOTUS confirmations in US history.

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  • Jo Ann
  • 2019-07-16

Just...WOW

I was expecting good writing considering who the authors are, but I was unexpectedly surprised at how good the storytelling was. This is not a dry recitation of what happened. This is a true crime thriller. A riveting listen.

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  • Curtis arthur
  • 2019-07-11

Awesome

Even a horrible book would have been better than the hearings were, but this is an outstanding book about how a good man and his family had to withstand being destroyed for political gain.

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  • Chip Atkinson
  • Greensboro, NC, United States
  • 2019-07-11

A good man is hard to find.

This is an important story about a good man whose reputation was destroyed for no good reason. Hemingway and Severino deliver a detailed account of both the history of Supreme Court nominations and the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

Senators from both parties acted shamefully, breaking long-standing rules and out right lying, presumably to deny President Trump his right to choose a qualified nominee. Nevertheless it was the lazy and careless media that did the most damage to Justice Kavanaugh’s once sterling reputation.

Elections have consequences. Unfortunately it appears that most media outlets operate with no accountability.

It’s well read by both authors.

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  • Thomas Dickinson
  • Rhode Island
  • 2019-07-11

Excellent Account

This book details the outrageous effort of some Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee to derail the Kavanaugh appointment with lies, rumors, and innuendo.

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  • joshua Kendrick
  • 2019-07-11

Phenomenal

Historical Importance of the events laid out in this book are yet to be fully realized. This is a "must read ". An honest , well present & beautifully written account. Absolutely Spectacular book on shameful events & will become a reference record for accountability for those whose name will never escape the Mccarthyism level abuses of governmental positions ..

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  • jean kigar
  • Jupiter, FL United States
  • 2019-07-17

Riveting

I hesitated to buy this book. I don’t usually read political bucks. I could put it down.