How a partisan war for the Supreme Court culminated in Amy Coney Barrett’s controversial confirmation days before the 2020 presidential election.
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With the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett days before the 2020 presidential election, conservatives solidified a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court — and the chance to shape American life and policy for a generation. Behind it all was a powerful Republican from Kentucky: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for whom Barrett’s confirmation was a crowning achievement in a hard-fought, decades-long effort to transform the nation’s highest court. “Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court” tells the inside story of that effort, and how it was sparked in part by a 30-year-old grievance. With McConnell elected to another six year term and President-elect Joe Biden preparing to take office in January, the film offers both a gripping political narrative and critical context on the state of America’s judiciary at the dawning of the Biden administration.
This is an update of the 2019 FRONTLINE documentary, “Supreme Revenge”, which may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yt2xUJfdyw
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