NOTE: An updated version of this film with new interviews and reporting covering Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be6H_9JSva8
Inside the no-holds-barred war for control of the Supreme Court. From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, an investigation of how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts.
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The battle that played out during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings reflected deep divisions in Washington that may seem unique to the moment. But as FRONTLINE reveals, the intense politicization on display during the Supreme Court confirmation process — and the transformation of the Court itself — has been a shift decades in the making.
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