Ruth Marcus On Brett Kavanaugh's 'Supreme Ambition'

Jan 17, 2020

 

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus says Brett Kavanaugh wasn’t on President Trump’s first or second list of SCOTUS nominees. But he’d clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and when Kennedy retired, he recommended a replacement — Kavanaugh made the third list.

Marcus is joining us to talk about her book Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover [IndieBound|Amazon|Audible]. It’s the inside story of how a young law student who seemed to care more about basketball than jurisprudence made it onto the Supreme Court, how he survived credible allegations of sexual assault during his nomination and how, with his confirmation, conservatives conquered the highest court in the land.