The Women, Law and History Reading Group is led by Dr. Sally J. Kenney, Dr. Clare Daniel, and Dr. Karissa Haugeberg, and meets at 4:00 PM at the Newcomb Institute offices in the Commons.
Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover by Ruth Marcus
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
In Supreme Ambition, Washington Post journalist and legal expert Ruth Marcus goes behind the scenes to document the thirty-year mission by conservatives to win a majority on the Supreme Court and the lifelong ambition of Brett Kavanaugh to secure his place in that victory. In that sense, Marcus has delivered a master class in how Washington works and an unforgettable case study in supreme ambition. Marcus answers the most pressing questions surrounding this historical moment: How did Kavanaugh get the nomination? Was Blasey Ford’s testimony credible? What does his confirmation mean for the future of the court? Were the Democrats outgunned from the start? Supreme Ambition is the definitive account of a pivotal moment in modern history, one that was thirty years in the making and that will shape the judicial system of America for generations to come.
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