Last night, President Trump announced his selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. On today’s show, host Carousel Bayrd discusses the nomination with two different guests. First, she speaks with Ryan Owens, a professor of political science and an affiliate faculty of the law school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He discusses why he believes Kavanaugh is likely to make it through the Senate vote and emphasizes the need for civility in American politics and social life. The second part of the show features guest Analiese Eicher, program director of One Wisconsin Now. She highlights the progressive response to the SCOTUS nomination, including its lasting effect on issues important to American voters such as healthcare, gun control, and women’s rights.
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