Magazine October 15, 2018, Issue

United States Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings 2019

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Senator: Judge, we have heard your opening statement and I think the committee is well briefed on your essential theory of jurisprudence and we have of course reviewed your opinions. Now, if we can turn to your activities during middle school —

Nominee: Senator, before we go any further I’d like to submit this photograph —

[Commotion in the hearing room.]

[Counsel for nominee produces a large graphic display.]

Nominee: Senator, as you can see, this is a photograph of me, at the age of 13. You can see the newspaper with that day’s date in the background. And I am holding

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