Analyzing the historical Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

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All eyes are on the Senate Judiciary hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s. Kavanaugh says it never happened. We talk about the guidelines for questioning someone who claims to have been sexually assaulted. And consider the psychological impact of this hearing on other women who’ve been assaulted themselves.

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill. Photo credit: Zach Gibson/Getty Images


Madeleine Brand

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