Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Robin Pogrebin and book cover for "The Education of Brett Kavanaugh"
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One year ago today, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice by a 50–48 vote in the Senate. In September 2018, the FBI’s weeklong investigation of the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, then President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, left millions of Americans feeling unsatisfied, even more questions unanswered, and a slew of testimonies unexplored.

Through fly-on-the-wall reporting and exclusive interviews with classmates, friends, and colleagues, New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly fill in the blanks with a deeply reported account of the events leading to the explosive confirmation hearing in their new book: "The Education Of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation."

Robin Pogrebin is a reporter on the New York Times' Culture Desk, where she covers the art world and cultural institutions, exploring the internal politics, finances and governance of museums, auction houses, galleries and performing arts organizations.

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How will Brett Kavanaugh rule as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court? That question is being considered by conservatives and liberals alike. 

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.  Dr. Chartock also discusses Saturday's accident in Schoharie, New York that killed 20 people.

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In an unusual weekend session, the U.S. Senate advances to a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Watch the proceedings live.

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The Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether or not to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor live.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the expected vote in the U.S. Senate today regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on New York's 19th Congressional district race. Dr. Chartock also discusses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's testimony last week during his Senate confirmation hearing.

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In town to put pressure on a cable provider, Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey also discussed state and national issues while in the Berkshires Friday.

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The New York State Bar Association says the FBI should investigate allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. Watch the proceeding live.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Senate conformation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Chartock also discusses the gubernatorial race in New York.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott says the U.S. Senate must "get it right" when it comes to voting on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Sep 27, 2018
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the expected testimony of Chistine Blasey Ford today in the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Chartock also discusses the New York Working Families Party's nominations.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly Tuesday. Dr. Chartock also discusses the ongoing Senate confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's interview with Fox Monday. Dr. Chartock also discusses the 2018 gubernatorial race in New York.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the expected testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser on Thursday. Dr. Chartock also discusses a New York Times article and the possibility of a "blue wave" in November's elections in New York.

Congressman Paul Tonko
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Once again, a Supreme Court nominee is facing 11th hour questions about his past. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a New York Times editorial regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the abuse allegation against him.  Dr. Chartock also discusses today's sentencing of Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the Trump Administration's refugee policy. 

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hurricane Florence.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on the assault allegation made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

9/6/18 Panel

Sep 6, 2018

The Roundtable Panel:a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius-Kelly and Professor of Journalism at the College of St. Rose Cailin Brown.

Today's Roundtable Panel was live from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Featuring discussions on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York Times editorial, which discusses the "resistance" within the Trump Administration. Dr. Chartock also discusses day two of the Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Senate conformation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Dr. Chartock also discusses Tuesday's primary results in Massachusettes.

9/5/18 Panel

Sep 5, 2018

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Political Consultant Libby Post and Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, and Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program James Ketterer.

Today's Roundtable Panel was live from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. to discuss and accommodate NPR's special coverage of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.

 

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on today's primaries in Massachusetts.

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President Trump’s influence on the Supreme Court could be felt for decades.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Two Democrats on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee say information revealed by President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court nominee is troubling. They point to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s answers on a questionnaire as evidence that he believes the president should have unchecked power.

Groups Mobilize For Supreme Court Nominee Battle

Jul 10, 2018
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National groups both for and against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are pouring money into ads. And progressive groups, saying they could be outspent, are embarking on a mass mobilization they believe will prove more fruitful than money. One of the progressive groups is focused on New York.

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For the second day in a row, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held rallies Tuesday criticizing President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, and urging action on a measure that would protect the right to choose abortion in New York.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday evening. Dr. Chartock also discusses the upcoming NATO meeting, which begins Wednesday in Brussels. 

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