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What's Next For Brett Kavanaugh?

Sep 24, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford says she will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday over allegations that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her as a teenager.

Coming up, we wade through the details of the case and get reaction to reports of new allegations against Kavanaugh by a former Yale classmate. 

We also learn about a Hartford ordinance designed to regulate faith-based crisis pregnancy centers. What has been the response of local pro-life and pro-choice advocates?

And finally, we set aside time to examine the history of New York's Plum Island. What led the “pork chop-shaped” parcel to become a centerpiece of intrigue and conspiracy? 

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Vox: The striking parallels between Brett Cavanaugh and Clarence Thomas - "Now the news is out, and the question is whether 2018 will be a replay of 1991. The past year, of course, has seen the rise of the #MeToo movement, as more and more Americans come forward to report sexual harassment and assault. Some of those accused — though not all — have faced significant consequences, including the loss of their jobs or, in a few cases,criminal prosecution."

Hartford Courant: Hartford Moves Forward With Restrictions On Faith-Based Pregnancy Centers - "In Hartford, officials have targeted a facility on Jefferson Street called the Hartford Women’s Center, located just steps from an independent abortion clinic. They say the Women’s Center was set up there to intercept patients heading for the clinic."

The Connecticut Mirror: Opponents of Plum Island sale making gains - "The proposed sale touched off local opposition and a growing movement to halt the transfer of Plum Island to private owners that has drawn national interest and the support of federal lawmakers from Connecticut and New York."

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.