Carrie Campbell Severino is the chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. and co-author with Mollie Hemingway of the bestselling book Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Court. As an expert on the confirmation process, Mrs. Severino has been extensively quoted in the media and regularly appears on television, including MSNBC, FOX, CNN, C-SPAN and ABC’s This Week. During the Kavanaugh confirmation alone she logged 104 TV appearances, in addition to doing extensive radio and print media. Severino writes and speaks on a wide range of judicial...
Lessons Learned from the Kavanaugh Confirmation
January 26, 2021
In July 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court. While it was clear he wouldn’t be confirmed without a fight, the ferocious campaign to discredit him eclipsed even the Bork hearings. Nevertheless, the embattled nominee emerged victorious and was narrowly confirmed an Associate Justice in October.
So what can we learn from the history of our highest court and this recent episode? How will this shape the way future vacancies are filled? Is it possible to prevent a replay of the Kavanaugh debacle? Based on her insider access to more than a hundred key figures in the Kavanaugh saga, Carrie Severino covers this and more.