In this edition of The American Mind podcast, host Ryan Williams sits down with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Editor at The Federalist, and Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, to discuss their new bestselling book, Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court.

During the conversation, Williams, Hemingway, and Severino discuss the unprecedented partisanship from the Left on the judicial confirmation process; the impact of the Clinton impeachment inquiry on the crusade against Justice Kavanaugh; the over-judicialization of politics and why it has transpired; DOJ malfeasance and the rise of “expertise;” law enforcement and the administrative state; the Kavanaugh confirmation fight as a proxy for the power of identity politics; the politicization of the Supreme Court; what Pumpkin Spice Lattes tell us about the state of American civil society and politics; the criticality of a common understanding of human nature, the Constitution and American identity; and much more.

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Recommended Reading: Justice on Trial

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  1. Taras Coolidge
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    One of the best podcasts I’ve ever heard – just terrific! 

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  2. Gary Robbins Member
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    A favorable story about Kavanaugh from a WaPo OpEd:  Leland Keyser is the true hero of the kavanaugh saga.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/leland-keyser-is-the-true-hero-of-the-kavanaugh-saga/2019/09/24/8b12fe9a-df0d-11e9-b199-f638bf2c340f_story.html

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  3. Taras Coolidge
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    @Taras

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    A favorable story about Kavanaugh from a WaPo OpEd: Leland Keyser is the true hero of the kavanaugh saga. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/leland-keyser-is-the-true-hero-of-the-kavanaugh-saga/2019/09/24/8b12fe9a-df0d-11e9-b199-f638bf2c340f_story.html

    Terrific piece!   There are also links to a couple of good pieces by Kathleen Parker. 

    I also wanted to read the op-eds by Jennifer Rubin, just to see if she is as demented as she seems, but my free reads ran out.

    Unlike Juanita Broderick, who gave the exact date, exact time, and exact place that Bill Clinton raped her, Blasey Ford had to make her hoax accusation very vague, because she didn’t know what alibis Kavanagh might have. 

    But this made it almost impossible for Leland Keyser to back up her story.   Keyser would have had to invent all those details Blasey Ford conveniently left out, like where and when this supposed party occurred, and who was there. 

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  4. colleenb Member
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    Always enjoy hearing Ms. Severino and the wonderful Mollie Z. Hemingway. I have hope of turning this all around on some days – and other days not so much. Perhaps because conservatives do have our view of human nature it just seems inevitable that the Constitution and the United States will be crippled if not destroyed. The hope is that it will be many, many years hence. 

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