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Senate Hearing on the Confirmation of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 4 - 7 (tentative)
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (tentative)

Brett Kavanaugh is President Trump’s pick to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Anthony Kennedy who retired in July.

NPR’s coverage of the proceedings will feature NPR Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg, NPR Congressional Correspondent Scott Detrow, NPR Congressional Reporter Kelsey Snell and SCOTUSBlog Founders Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe, both lawyers who have argued before the Court. Live coverage will be hosted by NPR’s Rachel Martin on Tuesday, Sept. 4 (Day 1) and NPR’s Sarah McCammon on the remaining days.

Here are NPR’s coverage plans for each day of the scheduled hearings:

• Day 1/Sept. 4: Opening remarks from the 21 senators on the Judiciary Committee and Judge Kavanaugh.

• Day 2/Sept. 5: First round of questioning. NPR will begin live coverage with analysis prior to the start time.

• Day 3/Sept. 6: Second round of questioning from senators.

• Day 4/Sept. 7: Possible 3rd round of questioning, plus testimony from outside witnesses.

The hearing is expected to recess at various points throughout the day. NPR will provide recap and analysis at those times, or KGOU will return to regular programming.