Over the course of two wrenching weeks, the woman sometimes caricatured as “Kavanaugh’s accuser” transformed from the most private of figures to the most public. She did not sacrifice—her image, her self—for nothing.
Viewership for the major news networks was high, but TV only tells half the story.
President Trump’s nominee would bring a virus of illegitimacy and partisanship to the Supreme Court.
Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate was a lesson in power—who wields it, and at whose expense.
Women are now powerful enough to disrupt the male-dominated consensus that in previous eras silenced them. But they are not yet powerful enough to get justice.
The nominee’s transgressions, far from marking him as unfit, signal to his supporters that he is trustworthy—he is one of them.
A deeply divided Senate Judiciary Committee advanced President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, but final confirmation will depend on a reopened FBI inquiry.
Lawyers make a living figuring out, methodically, who did what, when, where, how, and to whom.
The mood in GOP circles was glum during Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony. But by Thursday’s end, lawmakers were confident enough to quickly schedule a vote.
The Trump critic turned ally called the confirmation process an “unethical sham” as tempers rose in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The 51-year-old research psychologist testified with disarming and convincing simplicity on Thursday.
The Supreme Court nominee furiously attacked Democrats and the Senate confirmation process in his opening statement Thursday.
The Supreme Court nominee vehemently denied the sexual-assault allegations against him, adding that “this confirmation process has become a national disgrace.”
The professor’s moving testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee has been, on top of so much else, a reminder of a pernicious stipulation given to women.
Testifying before the Senate, she showed what American politics might look like if Americans truly saw the people our society usually silences and grinds underfoot.
Outside the hearing room, ordinary men and women were glued to their phone, watching Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony.
Republicans hired a prosecutor to question Christine Blasey Ford. But the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee kept interrupting her and everyone else.
In testifying about her alleged sexual assault, she used her expertise as a psychologist who understands trauma.
The conspicuous absence of the only other witness to an alleged assault committed by Brett Kavanaugh reveals a Senate hearing held in bad faith.
Rachel Mitchell may be laying the groundwork for future investigations with her interrogation of Christine Blasey Ford.