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The latest news and analysis about key cases and critical arguments before the Supreme Court. The feed is updated frequently when the court is in session with interviews, background reports and updates to put key decisions in context.

The latest news and analysis about key cases and critical arguments before the Supreme Court. The feed is updated frequently when the court is in session with interviews, background reports and updates to put key decisions in context.
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The latest news and analysis about key cases and critical arguments before the Supreme Court. The feed is updated frequently when the court is in session with interviews, background reports and updates to put key decisions in context.

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Will the Kavanaugh saga tarnish the Supreme Court’s image?

10/9/2018
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As Justice Kavanaugh’s tenure on the Supreme Court begins, echoes from his contentious confirmation hearings remain. Will the anger and partisanship surrounding this appointment damage public perception of the Supreme Court? Marcia Coyle from the National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to report on Kavanaugh's first day on the bench and how the court’s new makeup might affect upcoming cases.

Duration:00:07:01

How Trump and trade factor into Heitkamp’s reelection battle

10/9/2018
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North Dakota is small in terms of population, but its Senate race this fall is attracting major attention. Incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, the only high-level Democratic official left in the state, faces a close contest with Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump. For the state's farmers, the choice may amount to a referendum on the president's trade war with China.

Duration:00:09:34

News Wrap: States declare emergencies over Hurricane Michael

10/8/2018
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In our news wrap Monday, Hurricane Michael is heading toward the Florida Panhandle, and is expected to make landfall midweek. Forecasters say it could become a major hurricane with winds topping 110 miles an hour. Also, President Trump predicted the battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will spur Democrats to vote Republican in the midterm

Duration:00:03:57

Tamara Keith and Shawna Thomas on the Kavanaugh election effect

10/8/2018
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Tamara Keith of NPR and Shawna Thomas of VICE News join Judy Woodruff to discuss how Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court could affect voter enthusiasm in the midterm elections, plus the races that are up for grabs in swing districts.

Duration:00:07:35

October 6, 2018 – PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

10/6/2018
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On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 6, the Senate votes to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the death toll rises in Indonesia in the wake of last week's tsunami. Also, worries over an ISIS resurgence on the Libyan coast. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Duration:00:25:11

What Kavanaugh’s confirmation means for the future of the Supreme Court

10/6/2018
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The Senate’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court came after weeks of furious debate over allegations that he committed sexual assault and questions of whether his temperament was fit for the nation’s highest court. Jamie Floyd, a legal analyst for WNYC, and Emily Bazelon, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the confirmation will affect the country for decades to come.

Duration:00:08:04

Senate votes to confirm Kavanaugh as hundreds protest at Capitol

10/6/2018
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The U.S. Senate on Saturday voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court by a margin of 50-48. The vote, cut mostly along party lines after 30 hours of speeches on the Senate floor, came as protests against his confirmation continued to ripple throughout the country. For more, Niels Lesniewski, a senior writer for Roll Call, joins Hari Sreenivasan from the Capitol.

Duration:00:04:33

Kavanaugh cruises toward confirmation, bolstered by Collins and Manchin

10/5/2018
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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced that they would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh Friday, virtually ensuring his confirmation Saturday. This follows weeks of heated hearings along with a reopened FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor talk with Judy Woodruff about the political implications.

Duration:00:09:48

Shields and Brooks on Kavanaugh confirmation showdown

10/5/2018
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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the dramatic decisions made by senators on whether or not to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, as well as the deeper national impact of the contentious process.

Duration:00:11:30

FBI report on Kavanaugh raises protests by Democrats

10/4/2018
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Outside the Supreme Court on Thursday, some 3,000 protesters demanded the Brett Kavanaugh nomination be rejected, while inside the Capitol, senators read the FBI's report on the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats said the report was incomplete, but all eyes were on key votes like Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Susan Collins. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff for more.

Duration:00:07:39

How does the FBI’s Kavanaugh probe compare to the normal process?

10/4/2018
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The FBI has finished its background investigation into Brett Kavanaugh and now the Senate must decide. Democrats have charged that the probe was “incomplete” and a “sham,” while lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford complained that she and other witnesses were never interviewed. Judy Woodruff speaks to former FBI official Gregory Brower about the ways the White House guides the process.

Duration:00:04:57

Sen. Rounds: ‘No shocker’ in FBI report on Kavanaugh

10/4/2018
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Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., says the FBI report on its reopened background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and claims of sexual misconduct "confirmed what we had already heard" in the hearings. Rounds joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the concerns raised by Democrats about the probe, how Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations were handled, as well as Kavanaugh’s temperament.

Duration:00:06:07

Sen. Murray: Confirming Kavanaugh will tell women to keep quiet

10/4/2018
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., says she is frustrated and disappointed at the narrow scope of the FBI’s probe of Brett Kavanaugh, and that the decision to not interview Christine Blasey Ford or several other witnesses was an attempt to sweep the allegations “under the rug and move on.” Murray joins Judy Woodruff to explain her reservations about Kavanaugh’s character, and the message it sends women.

Duration:00:05:24

Kavanaugh battle may energize Republicans ahead of 2018

10/3/2018
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Three key Republican senators joined Democrats in condemning President Trump’s attacks on Christine Blasey Ford during a rally in Mississippi Tuesday night, placing Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation further in doubt. Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss the state of play in Congress, the latest on the FBI investigation and how this battle may influence voters.

Duration:00:10:46

Will the Senate have enough time to review the FBI’s Kavanaugh findings?

10/2/2018
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Following Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony last week, some Democrats in the Senate are raising questions about the nominee’s truthfulness and demeanor--and worrying they won’t have enough time to reflect on the FBI’s findings. Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest developments on the investigation, the temperature in the Senate and what the president is saying.

Duration:00:08:08

Kavanaugh exhibited troubling ‘partisanship’ last week, says Sen. Coons

10/2/2018
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With only a few more days before the Senate is expected to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, Judy Woodruff talks with Senator Chris Coons, D-Del., of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the progress of the FBI investigation, questions he’d like to see answered and his perception of Kavanaugh’s demeanor during last week’s hearing.

Duration:00:06:45

News Wrap: Supreme Court opens term with vacant seat

10/1/2018
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In our news wrap Monday, eight sitting Supreme Court justices heard cases involving the Endangered Species Act and age discrimination. They have the option of holding the case once a ninth justice is seated. Also, the death tolle from Friday's earthquake and tsunami has reached 844, and officials fear it could run into the thousands.

Duration:00:05:45

Where Kavanaugh’s confirmation stands as Trump directs FBI to expand probe

10/1/2018
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President Trump said on Monday that he thinks the FBI should "do what they have to do to get to the answer" behind sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, including interviewing anyone within reason, but Trump also said he wanted speed. Democrats had accused the White House of limiting the investigation. Yamiche Alcindor sits down with Amna Nawaz.

Duration:00:07:19

What the FBI might be looking for in the Brett Kavanaugh probe

10/1/2018
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Putting aside politics, what’s happening behind the scenes of the FBI's background investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? Amna Nawaz learns more from retired FBI agent Frank Montoya.

Duration:00:06:28

Trump and Senate GOP request FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

9/28/2018
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Brett Kavanaugh’s fight for confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court is not over. President Trump has ordered the FBI to investigate sexual assault allegations against his nominee, who has agreed to cooperate. The development comes after the Senate Republicans pushed Kavanaugh's nomination forward but also requested the probe. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff with the latest.

Duration:00:09:35