• When 11 men interrogate: GOP tries to head off Kavanaugh debacle

    2 monthes ago - By Politico

    Senate Republicans are taking aggressive measures to avoid an Anita Hill redux as the Judiciary Committee prepares for a hearing on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They're off to a shaky start, if the past 24 hours is any indication. Already, Republicans supportive of Kavanaugh have downplayed the severity of Christine Blasey Ford's story. Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned Ford's motives. Others are frustrated that she has yet to agree to testify before the panel after asking for a chance to be heard, and wonder if she shows up whether the...
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  • Hearing With Kavanaugh And Accuser Alleging Sexual Assault In Turmoil

    Hearing With Kavanaugh And Accuser Alleging Sexual Assault In Turmoil

    2 monthes ago - By NPR

    The Senate Judiciary committee plans to hold a hearing on Christine Blasey Ford's claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s - even without her testimony.
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  • No women served on the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991. The ugly Anita Hill hearings changed that

    2 monthes ago - By The Washington Post

    One of the women elected to the Senate in 1992: Dianne Feinstein, now the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee as another Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, faces a sexual assault allegation.
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  • Anita Hill blasts Senate panel amid Kavanaugh allegations

    Anita Hill blasts Senate panel amid Kavanaugh allegations

    2 monthes ago - By New York Post

    Anita Hill - whose sex-harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas nearly derailed his appointment to the US Supreme Court in 1991 - took a swipe at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday as it grappled with accusations against a new nominee. “Today, the public expects better from our government than we got in 1991, when our...
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  • Anita Hill Calls on Senators to ‘Get It Right' at Kavanaugh's Hearing Over Sexual Assault Allegation

    2 monthes ago - By Time

    Anita Hill - who testified at the 1991 confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after accusing him of sexual harassment - spoke out about the upcoming hearing over the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
    “There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better,” Hill wrote in a New York Times column on Tuesday.
    Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her nearly four decades ago at a high school party. Both are now slated to testify at a public hearing on Monday - a situation that has elicited...
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