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Brett Kavanaugh/US Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh/US Supreme Court
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After contentious Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Supreme Court “swing” Justice Anthony Kennedy, host Carol Castiel and VOA Senior National Correspondent, Jim Malone, speak with former Supreme Court law clerk Jamil Jaffer. Jaffer, who teaches law at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, laments the increasing politicization of Supreme Court nominations and hearings. However, unlike some Senate Democrats, he does not believe Kavanaugh, were he to be confirmed, would necessarily move the direction of the high court to the right on critical issues such as abortion rights, gay rights, affirmative action or the scope of executive power.