Why the Kavanaugh Hearings Were a Show Trial Gone Bad
The controversial and bitterly fought confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has solidified a 5-4 conservative split on the highest court in the United States that is likely to persist for decades.
More important, however, is how the confirmation process revealed — and exacerbated — the polarization of the current U.S. political landscape. During the hearings, Republicans and Democrats alike used the law as both a cover for and tool of party politics.
Matthews, Heidi, "Why the Kavanaugh Hearings Were a Show Trial Gone Bad" (2018). Editorials and Commentaries. 159.