President Trump looks on as retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Brett Kavanaugh to be the Supreme Court's 114th justice.

President Trump looks on as retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Brett Kavanaugh to be the Supreme Court's 114th justice.

When Anthony Kennedy resigned in 2018, conservatives were presented with an opportunity that had been decades in the making: solidifying a majority on the highest court in the land.

Brett Kavanaugh became the nominee but he wasn’t President Trump’s – or many conservatives – first choice.

In a new book, Washington Post editor Ruth Marcus lays out why Kavanaugh came to be Trump’s pick, and how to think about Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault during his confirmation.

Ruth Marcus’ new book is “Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover.”

Guests

  • Ruth Marcus Deputy editorial page editor and columnist, The Washington Post

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