Confirmation hearings are part of the judicial process. In general, a confirmation hearing is a hearing conducted by the United States Senate to vote on the approval or rejection of a candidate nominated by the President of the United States. Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s (Kavanaugh)hearing was watched by millions of individuals for more than eight (8) hours. A Stanford University, Professor Christine Blasey Ford (Ford), accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her thirty six (36) years ago in high school. Ford testified at the hearing. Kavanaugh testified at the hearing and denied allegations presented by Ford. The United States Senate voted 50-48 to confirm the nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Accordingly, please provide a scholarly response to the following four (4) questions listed below.
1.Did the media’s coverage of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing divide the country or aid in the process of understanding the judicial process? (Your response should be between 100-200 words.)