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How Will the Kavanaugh Hearings Affect the Supreme Court?

How Will the Kavanaugh Hearings Affect the Supreme Court?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Oct. 1 2018 11:02 AM

The “Live From Austin: Do You Have a Drinking Problem, Senator?” Edition

The Gabfest discusses Brett Kavanaugh’s experience in purgatory and whether former felons will regain the right to vote in Florida, and special guest DeRay Mckesson weighs in on how to activate an informed citizenry.

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Sen. Jeff Flake, with a hand curled in front of his mouth, looking pained, at a Senate Judiciary Committee markup hearing on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination on Sept. 28.

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On this special episode of the Slate Political Gabfest, recorded live at the Texas Tribune Festival, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Brett Kavanaugh’s experience in purgatory and the possibility that former felons will regain the right to vote in Florida. Then they are joined by guest DeRay Mckesson who discusses his new book, On the Other Side of Freedom.

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.