On the Basis of Sex ★★★

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On the Basis of Sex ★★★

Reviewed by
ABR Arts

Recent years have highlighted the politicisation of appointments to the Supreme Court of the United States, and how consequential these judgeships can be. Following the death in 2016 of arch-conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Barack Obama, in his final months as US president, nominated moderate Merrick Garland, whom the Republican-controlled Senate refused to confirm.

Newly elected President Donald Trump filled the vacancy with conservative Neil Gorsuch, who was soon joined on the bench by Brett Kavanaugh, a man of similar political leanings. Kavanaugh’s appointment was deeply controversial, as accusations of sexual assault during his college years emerged.

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