Senate confirmation for JFK’s first Supreme Court nominee took 11 minutes. Brett Kavanaugh’s will take days of rancorous, partisan dispute--even though he’s almost a shoe-in. Reporter, lawyer and legal scholar David Kaplan says “Bush v. Gore” and “Roe v. Wade” have made the high court the “most dangerous branch” of government, whatever you think of the outcomes.  

Supreme Court Judges, 2017. Photo credit: Franz Jantzen