Worldview’s Special Coverage of Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Confirmation

September 5, 2018 | | WEBZ 91.5 Chicago |

President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court could have broad implications for civil and human rights at home and abroad. From the use of wartime powers like torture, to the regulation of business, to gender and racial equity, the lives of many can be decided by the Supreme Court. Yesterday, Kavanaugh and the Senate Judiciary Committee gave opening statements amid protests from Democrats, who believe President Trump is deliberately withholding access to vital documents. Capitol Police removed 70 civilian protesters from the hearing, and many more were picketing outside. Worldview will provide special coverage of the hearings with Daniel Hemel, assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago, and Allie Boldt, Washington D.C. counsel for Demos, an equal rights think tank. Kristine Lucius, executive vice president of policy and governmental affairs at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, was in the hearings, and joins us live as well.